The Mechanical Engineering Programme was approved at the inception of the Osun State University, Osogbo in 2007 as one of the programmes to be mounted by the University under the College of Science, Engineering and Technology. The curriculum developed for the programme seeks to train graduates who will have broad-based knowledge in general engineering and technology. Students will be exposed to both basic and applied courses as well as laboratory and industrial training to enable them satisfy the manpower needs of different sectors of the Nigerian economy. Our graduates are expected to be able to design and make components, machines, equipment and safe systems which are reliable and cost-effective, supervise engineering projects and construction, develop new products as well as maintain engineering units.
PHILOSOPHY OF THE PROGRAMME
The philosophy behind training of students in Mechanical Engineering at the Osun State University is to train students and produce graduates with high academic standards and adequate practical background in Mechanical Engineering fields of design, construction, installation and use of a variety of equipment ranging from manufacturing and power generating equipment to consumer goods, through broad-based training and exposure to industrial as well as entrepreneurial practices, to enable them satisfy the immediate manpower needs of the industry and the community.
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
In a bid to achieve its mission, the Mechanical Engineering programme shall be firmly committed to offering students of widely varied ages, backgrounds, interests and needs, a broad range of educational opportunities and experiences in Mechanical Engineering which will enable them to function as productive members of the society. Its specific objectives shall be;
(i) Provision of broad based academic and practical training to achieve mastery in Mechanical Engineering concepts of design, manufacturing, installation, testing, machine operation and service, marketing, consultancy, research and development;
(ii) To provide a wide range of quality learning opportunities for students in Mechanical Engineering without distinction of race, creed, sex, religious or political conviction such that will enhance their best intellectual, social and personal development;
(iii) To provide academic, professional and vocational training of high quality in Mechanical Engineering, in such a way as to enrich and improve the state, national and international human resources capabilities and assist its graduates to contribute to the common good of society;
(iv) Training individuals in the standard engineering practices as applicable to the modern techniques; formulating solutions to the various industrial, manufacturing, and service delivery problems prevalent in our society.
(v) To foster academic research in Mechanical Engineering, which contributes to human knowledge and the vitality of the institution;
(vi) To evolve academic programmes in Mechanical Engineering to suit the changing social and economic needs of society through continuous review of curricula and development of new programmes to respond to societal and technological changes in Osun State in particular, Nigeria and the world in general;
(vii) Training individuals in the standard engineering practices as applicable to the modern techniques; formulating solutions to the various industrial, manufacturing, and service delivery problems prevalent in our society.
DEGREE TO BE AWARDED
The degree to be awarded is Bachelors of Engineering (B.Eng.) in Mechanical Engineering.
To qualify for admission into the programme in the Department, a candidate must possess at least five (5) credit passes in SSCE or NECO (O’ Level), obtained at not more than two sittings, which must include the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any one of Biology/Agricultural Science/Further Mathematics/Technical Drawing.
Candidates with acceptable passes in the Pre-Degree Programme Examination of the Osun State University and that have an acceptable pass in the UTME may also be admitted into the 5-year degree programme.
2 Direct Entry Requirements
Candidates with passes at the Advanced Level (A-Level) in relevant subjects, which must include Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and those with OND, NCE (Upper Credit) and HND (minimum of lower Credit) from any higher institution recognized by the University Senate may be admitted into the 200-level and 300-level respectively, provided such candidate fulfill the UTME admission requirements of the Department.
Candidates with acceptable passes in the Foundation Programme of Osun State University may also be admitted into the 200-level, provided such candidate fulfill the UTME admission requirements of the Department.
3 Post UTME Screening
All candidates seeking admission into the University shall be required to pass the University Post UTME Screening test before being admitted.
DURATION OF DEGREE PROGRAMME
The minimum number of years to be spent to be awarded the B.Eng. degree in Mechanical Engineering is 5 years and a student shall not spend more than 7 years in completing the programme.
To qualify for the award of B.Eng. degree in Mechanical Engineering, the following credit units must be earned: (UME) – 188 units; (Direct Entry) – 158 units.
In addition, a student is required to have:
(i) completed and passed the prescribed number of units including all compulsory courses specified by the University;
(ii) completed and met the standards for all required and optional courses;
(iii) satisfied the mandatory Students Industrial Works Experience Scheme (SIWES) requirements
(iv) obtained the prescribed minimum CGPA.
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