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Mechanical Engineering

Course ID
Mechanical Engineering (MEE)


The Mechanical Engineering Programme is designed to accommodate, reflect and impart the general concept of technological and technical education with a broad-based, a sound and a blend of theoretical and practical know-how. The ever-growing need for middle-level manpower in Mechanical Engineering profession is as a result of expansion in the exploration and exploitation of abundant natural resources like oil, gas and a variety of other numerous mineral wealth in the country.

Consequently, the high increase in the number of mechanically based manufacturing and service industries has generated interest in the profession beyond gender division, leading to the placement of the course as a pivot in the practice of engineering generally.

Mechanical Engineering covers the science and art of formulation, design, development, manufacturing and control of systems and components. These may take in account both power-generating machines and machines that transform and consume this power, such as turbines, engines, propulsion devices, fossil and nuclear power plants, transportation systems (space vehicles, marine vehicles, automobiles, trains, etc.) and motor control mechanisms.  Other aspects that fall under this include refrigeration and air-conditioning systems, cryogenic systems, manufacturing systems and machines, earth-moving devices, building services and material handling.

Therefore, Mechanical Engineering field is broad and requires a sound knowledge of numerous subjects spanning thermodynamics, heat transfer, machine design, engineering drawing, mechanics of solids, fluids, materials and machines, etc. A basic knowledge of other related branches of engineering specifically, Civil, Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering is imperative.

Our overall philosophy then is to produce graduates of Mechanical Engineering of a high academic standard equipped with sufficient technical and practical know-how, who will be able to fit immediately and efficiently into the academic world, industries and consultancy services so as to contribute immensely towards National goals and industrial evolution and technological advancement.

In pursuit of this philosophy, Mechanical Engineering training is fashioned to develop a concise practice in training, promote association of the programme with industries in the country, offer basic courses fundamental to all Engineering fields and other related science and technical fields of study, design projects with bias towards local content and application, and handle project in the final year in which the student works under a supervisor. There is also distinctive skills and thorough training in a specific aspect of the programme via options and electives, together with broad understanding in the area of Engineering Economics, Management and Law to better equip the our graduates for the challenges ahead.


Career Prospects:

  1. Mechanical Engineering Technicians: Mechanical engineering technicians are involved in the installation, troubleshooting, and maintaining designs created by engineers. They typically work under the supervision of engineers or engineering technologists.
  2. Mechanical Engineering Technologists: Mechanical engineering technologists assist the engineer in improving designs and in integrating new technology into existing designs. They are typically assigned as team leaders, instructing mechanical engineering technicians on installing systems, equipment, and structure.
  3. Associate Mechanical Engineer: The associate mechanical engineer uses knowledge in CAD, engineering design, and electrical systems in assisting the mechanical engineer in product design and development. Associate mechanical engineers are also tasked to perform tests on new methods and equipment.
    Mechanical Engineer: Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.
  4. Lecturer/Professor: A Ph.D. is essential for engineering faculty positions in higher education, as well as for some research and development programs. Mechanical engineers may earn graduate degrees in engineering or business administration to learn new technology, broaden their education, and enhance their project management skills.
  5. Manager/Administrator: Mechanical engineers may become administrators or managers after gaining work experience.

Entry requirements

Basic Admission Requirements and Expected Duration of the Programmes


Candidates can be admitted into any of the degree programmes in Science by one of the following three ways:


  1. The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)
  2. Direct Entry
  3. Inter-University Transfer


UTME Entry Mode

The minimum academic requirement is credit level passes in five (5) subjects at O’Level innationally recognised examination including English Language, Mathematics and three other Science subjects which are relevant to the intended programme at not more than two sittings. In addition, an acceptable pass in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) with relevant subject combination is also required for admission into 100 Level.


Direct Entry Mode

Candidates seeking admission into a programme in Science through Direct Entry must havepasses at GCE ‘A’ Level/IJMB or its equivalent in a minimum of two (2) Science subjects relevant to the intended programme to be considered for admission into 200 Level. This isin addition to fulfilling the requirement of a minimum of credit level passes in five (5) relevant subjects at ‘O’ Level as indicated above.


Inter-University Transfer Mode

Students can transfer into 200-Level courses provided they have the relevant qualifications.Universities are to certify that students meet the minimum requirements for the Inter- University Transfer.


Minimum Duration

The minimum duration of science programmes is four (4) academic sessions for candidates whoenter through the UTME Mode. Direct Entry candidates admitted into the 200 level of their programmes will spend a minimum of three (3) academic sessions.