Philosophy And Objectives Of The Programme
The general philosophy is therefore 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.
Goals and objectives
The main objective of the programmes is to produce graduates in engineering with sufficient academic background and practical experience who would be able to rise to the challenges of a developing economy.
Such graduates must therefore be resourceful, creative and knowledgeable and able to perform the following functions:
Brief History of The Department
Mechanical Engineering Programme started as a Department of Production Engineering and Design in 1981 under the Faculty of Engineering of the now defunct Federal University of Technology, Makurdi, which later became the Makurdi Campus of the University of Jos in 1984. The production Engineering and Design Department was merged with the Department of Metallurgy and materials Engineering in 1988 to form the present Department of Mechanical Engineering, at the inception of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi in 1988. The Department graduated the first four sets (1985/86, 86.97, 87/88 and 88/89) under the University of Jos. Subsequently all other graduates were graduated under the University of Agriculture.
The Department commenced post-graduate programmes in 1993/1994 academic session.
Currently, the Department offers the following post-graduate certificates/degrees:
- B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering.
- PGD Welding and Fabrication Technology
- PGD Foundry and Forging Technology
- PGD Refrigeration and air-conditioning.
- M.Eng./Ph.D. with specialization in the following fields:
- Materials Sciences
- Production engineering
- Energy Studies
- Foundry Technology