The undergraduate programme in Mechanical engineering is for a minimum duration of five (5) academic years and a maximum duration of seven (7) academic years.
On successful completion of the programme and fulfillment of other University requirements, a Bachelors of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering (B.Eng., Mech. E) is awarded.
The Department has made three revisions of the courses it offers in its programme of study since inception to keep abreast with the dynamics of the profession as well as to meet the requirements of both the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), the National University Commission (NUC) and the University Senate.
The Department also supports postgraduate Programmes leading to Masters of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (M. Engr, Mech. Engr.) with options in Applied Mechanics and Design, Engineering Materials Design, Industrial and Production Engineering, and Thermofluidic Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (PhD, Mech. Engr.).
PHILOSOPHY OF THE PROGRAMME
To achieve national goals and objectives of industrialization and self reliance, the Engineering and Technology education should be geared towards:
- The development of a thorough practice in Engineering and Technology training.
- Broad – based training in general Engineering and Technology at the early stages of the programme.
- Practical application of Engineering, Technology and Manufacturing processes.
- Adequate training in human, organizational behavior and management.
- Introduction to entrepreneurial education and training.
- Close association of the programme with industries in the country.
The general philosophy therefore is to produce graduates with high academic standard and adequate practical background for self-employment as well as being of immediate value to industry and the community in general.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering, Delta state University, shall be a center of excellence in producing well-trained mechanical engineering graduates and in conducting applied research and development in Nigeria and the world, by attracting and retaining high quality staff and admitting and teaching the best students from across the country and the world.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering shall:
- Provide high quality education to the best brains from the locality, Nigeria and the world at large;
- engage in applied research, design and development to aid local and national industries and thus, foster the industrialization of Nigeria;
- expand the available product line to include new undergraduate and postgraduate Programmes so as to more fully satisfy societal needs;
- diversify the available product line by establishing and running an Integrated Industrial Centre (IIC) for the development and production of mechanical engineering and allied products (components and systems) to meet immediate, short-and medium-term needs of the locality; and
- foster Engineering professional practice in Nigeria through active participation in the activities/Programmes of, and strict adherence to the regulation of both the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) and the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE).
Aim and Objectives of the Programme
The general aim of the programme is to train and produce graduates in Mechanical Engineering with sufficient academic background and practical experience who would be able to rise to the challenges of a developing economy, in consonance with the realization of national needs and aspirations vis-à-vis industrial development and technological emancipation.
Such graduates must therefore be resourceful, creative, knowledgeable and able to perform several functions.
The objectives of the programme involve producing Mechanical Engineering graduates who can perform the following functions:
- To design engineering projects and supervise their construction.
- To design and make components, machines, equipment and systems.
- To design and develop new products and production techniques in industries.
- To install and maintain complex engineering systems so that they can perform optimally in our environment.
- To adapt and adopt exogenous technology in order to solve local engineering problems.
- To be able to exercise original thought, have good professional judgment and be able to take responsibility for the direction of important tasks.
- To be able to manage people, funds, materials and equipment.
- To improve on indigenous technology to enhance local problems solving capability.
Entry Requirement into Department of Mechanical Engineering
Credit passes at the SSCE, WASC/GCE O-Level, NECO in English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, and any one of Biology, Agric. Science, Technical Drawing, Further Mathematics.
The minimum admission requirements for entry into the 5-year Bachelor of Engineering Degree Programmes are five 0-level credits which must include English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or equivalent qualifications. Also, required is a score in JAMB not below the cut-off point for the department of Mechanical Engineering.
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