Mechanical Engineering

About the Department

Admission Requirements
The minimum admission requirements into B.Eng (Mechanical Engineering) and and B.Eng (Aerospace Engineering) programmes are as follows:
A. University Matriculation Examination (Ume) Requirements:
Candidates seeking admission through the university Matriculation Examination should meet the following requirements: West African School Certificate (WASC), General certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) (GCE), Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination or approved equivalent with at least credit in five subjects in not more than two sittings which must include Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English Language. Such candidates shall be admitted into year 1 of the Degree programme.
B. Direct Entry (DE) Requirements
Candidates seeking admission into the Department by direct entry should possess, in addition to the requirements mentioned above, one of the following:
a) Advanced level certificate in at least two relevant subjects Physics and Mathematics. Such candidates, who should score a minimum Grade of E in each subject, may be admitted into year II of the Degree Programme.
b) National Diploma (ND) from a recognized Institution at upper credit in Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering or any other Mechanical Engineering related field. Such candidates may be admitted into year II of the Degree Programme.
c) Higher National Diploma (HND) from a recognized Institution at the Lower Credit level in Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering or any other Mechanical Engineering related field. Such candidates may be admitted into year II of the Degree programme.
d) HND from a recognized Institution at the Upper Credit Level in Mechanical Engineering, Production Engineering or any other Mechanical Engineering related field. Such candidates may be admitted into year III of the Degree Programme.
e) Bachelor of Science Degree (B.Sc) or a Higher Degree (B.Sc or B.Eng) from an accredited Institution in any other branch of Engineering at Second Class Honours Lower Division; such candidate may be admitted into year III of the Degree Programme.
f) Bachelor of Science or Engineering Degree (B.Sc or B.Eng) from an accredited Institution in any other branch of Engineering at Second Class Honours Lower Division; such candidates may be admitted into year III of the Degree Programme.
Programme Duration
The B.Eng. programme in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering is for a minimum duration of five years (10 Semesters) for those who enter with Senior Secondary School Certificate, GCE O’L or equivalent qualification. The maximum length of time allowed for a student to obtain a Degree in the Department is fifteen semesters for a five year Degree Programme, twelve semesters for students admitted directly into the 200 Level and nine semesters for students admitted directly into 300 Level.
Course of Instruction
Instruction in the Department is by the course credit system with emphasis on continuous assessment. Teaching is done through lectures, seminars, tutorials, laboratory and field work. Examination is conducted in every course at the end of the semester. In addition to the end of semester examination, undergraduate’s performance is continuously assessed throughout the semester by means of tests, assignments and term papers. Performance by examination carries 70% while continuous assessment carries 30%. Each course lasts for one semester and performance in the course is examined or assessed during the course and/or at the end of the semester in which the course is given. Courses are assigned weights called credit units. One credit unit shall mean one hour of lecture or tutorial per semester of 15 weeks of lecture or tutorials. It also means 3 hours per week of laboratory or studio work per Semester of 15 weeks.
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Postgraduate Programmes
Today, in addition to the Bachelor of Engineering Degree in the two programmes of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the department runs the PostGraduate Diploma (PGD), Master of Engineering (M.Eng) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree programmmes. The M.Eng and the Ph.D degree programmes are studied under the three specializations of Production Engineering, Building Services Engineering and Materials/ Metallurgical Engineering. In the pioneering postgraduate admissions exercise of the 2009/2010 academic year, 19 candidates were offered admission for the postgraduate Diploma Programme, 9 candidates for Master of Engineering Programme while 2 candidates were offered admission for the Doctorate Programme. The Department was very happy to admit a pioneer student of the 1995/1996 session, Mr. Idorenyin Markson into the doctorate programme. The Department graduated its pioneer set of six M.Eng and 16 PGD Students during the 2014 convocation, and has as well graduated its first PhD in the person of Dr Friday Aje Ovat during the 21st convocation of October 31, 2015. Two PhD graduates have so far been produced by the department. Currently, the department has a total enrolment of 120 postgraduate students with 69 students in its postgraduate Diploma Programme, 48 students in the Master of Engineering Programme and 2 students studying for the Doctorate degree. Postgraduate Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
Philosophy:
The programme is designed for those who wish to bridge their academic career from the practical oriented course (Higher National Diploma) to a more theoretical course (Postgraduate Diploma) in Engineering or those who wish to improve their academic career from the practical oriented to the more theoretical, research –based studies in the University and subsequently pursue a higher degree course. The programme is designed to enable both fresh graduates and practicing engineers to acquire more theoretical and practical knowledge in engineering through taught courses and research work. Objectives
The objectives of this programme are to: i) bridge the gap between the practical and theoretical knowledge ii) enable the candidates with HND to further their academic career Admission Requirements
A candidate for PGD degree programme must in addition to the general University admission requirements hold one of the following qualifications: i) A first degree in Mechanical Engineering and/ or other related disciplines from the University of Uyo, or other recognized Universities. ii) HND with a minimum grade of lower Credit in Mechanical Engineering or other related disciplines from a recognized polytechnic or University iii) Any other qualification approved by the University Senate. Mode of Study and Programme Duration
There will be two modes of study namely: full –time and part-time. Candidates shall be required to spend a minimum of four (4) semesters and maximum of six (6) semesters for full-time study or a minimum of (six) semesters and maximum of eight (8) semesters for a part-time study. For now only the full-time mode of study is obtainable. Requirement for Graduation
Candidate must complete a minimum of 63 credit hours comprising 57 credit hours of course work and 6 credit hours of independent research work. The level of performance in any examination will be assessed according to Uniuyo minimum standard. Master of Engineering (M.Eng) Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Philosophy
Under this programme, students are made to take courses, which are designed to prepare them for both independent research work for further studies and management status in industries. The programme is designed to enable both fresh graduates and practicing engineers to acquire advanced and latest techniques in engineering through taught courses and research work. Objectives
The objectives of the programme are to: (a) Expose students to advanced engineering techniques; (b) Develop in the students a sound knowledge of mechanical engineering (c) Prepare students for further studies and managerial position in industries (d) Enlarge their scientific and technological capabilities thereby preparing them to play significant roles as mechanical engineers Admission Requirement
(i) A good Bachelor’s degree from the University of Uyo, with at least a Second Class Honours qualification in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline or from any other approved recognized university. (ii) A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university plus a PGD in the relevant area. (iii) Any other qualification as may be approved by the University Senate. Mode of Study and Duration of Course
There will be two modes of study namely: full time and part-time. The full time programme for MEng shall run a minimum of four semesters and a maximum of six semesters. The part-time shall run a minimum of six semesters and maximum of eight semesters. The MEng programme is presented by course work, written examination, participation colloquia and dissertation. Field of Specialization
Each M.Eng degree student in Mechanical Engineering is expected to specialize in one of the following areas:
(i) Production Engineering
(ii) Building Services Engineering
(iii) Materials Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Programme in Mechanical Engineering
Philosophy
Under this programme, the students are trained for the award of PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering. Students are made to undergo research work for a minimum of three or five years depending on whether the student is on full-time or part-time studies respectively. The programme is designed to produce high-level specialized engineers with the capability to play leadership roles in the nation’s industries and also play significant roles as mechanical engineers. The student is also prepared to be able to face academic and social challenges in the nearest future. Objectives
The objectives of this programme are to:
• Expose students to advanced research techniques in engineering
• Develop in the students advanced knowledge of Mechanical Engineering, preparing them for independent research activities and managerial positions
• Train and generate highly skilled professionals for institutions, government and the private sector.
Admission Requirements
To be admitted into the Doctor of Philosophy degree programme in Mechanical Engineering, each aspiring student must fulfill the following requirements:
• Possess a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering of the University of Uyo or any recognized University
• Satisfy the general University requirements for admission into the programme
Programme Duration
• Full-Time: The PhD programmes shall last for a minimum period of six semesters and a maximum of ten semesters
• Part-Time: The PhD programme shall last for a minimum of eight semesters and a maximum of 12 semesters.
Field of Specialization
Each PhD degree student in Mechanical Engineering is expected to specialize in one of the following:
• Production Engineering
• Building Services Engineering
• Materials Engineering
Criteria for the Award of the PhD Degree
• The PhD degree programme of the Department of Mechanical Engineering shall follow the normal regulations of the University of Uyo
• The degree is awarded primarily on the basis of research conducted by the student.
• The student shall carry out a research work of 12 credit hours as approved by the Departmental Postgraduate Committee and some courses of not more than 15 credit hours.
• On a provisional admission, and not later than the end of the first year of the programme, the student must present himself or herself for and pass a comprehensive departmental qualifying examination. The pass mark in the examination shall be 60% and success in it will enable the student to continue on the programme.
• The department shall also require the PhD degree student to select, in consultation with his supervisor and with the supervisor’s approval, courses which will best assist him to pass the departmental qualifying examination and achieve success in the area of specialization.
• The PhD student in consultation with supervisor shall apply to the department to make a formal presentation and oral defense of his or her research proposal. This should be after a minimum of two semesters of work. A successful presentation ensures that the student becomes a candidate for the PhD degree and can continue the programme to completion.
• The department will normally expect the PhD student to participate in advanced seminars as a normal degree requirement.
• On completion of the research work, the candidate will be required to prepare a thesis based on the outcome of the research and to present the same to the Head of department.
• Thereafter, the candidate will be expected to undergo an oral examination of his or her work before a panel of examiners set up in accordance with the regulations of the Postgraduate School. • Upon satisfactory performance in the oral examination and fulfillment of all the University and departmental requirements, the PhD degree will be awarded.

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