Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest and oldest branches of engineering. Mechanical engineers are involved with the design, analysis, testing, manufacturing, control, operation and maintenance of mechanical system that is any system that has a moving part. Mechanical system can vary greatly in complexity and magnitude, from the valve in an artificial heart to a car engine to a mammoth nuclear plant.it deals with all aspects of the conversion of thermal energy into useful work and the machines that make this possible.
PHILOSOPHY OF THE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAMME
The mechanical engineering programme is designed to reflected a FUNCTIONAL philosophy of education, while seeking to achieve academic excellence and promote the furtherance of knowledge, the mechanical engineering programme also seek to aid’…..the acquisition of appropriate skills and abilities and competence, both mental and physical as equipment for the individual to live in and contribute to the development of his/her society……….
HOW TO BECOME A MECHANICAL ENGINEER
Passing SSCE with a minimum of 5 credits in English, Mathematics’, Physics, Chemistry and any other science or technical course is the first step to becoming a mechanical Engineer. To be eligible for a graduate program (HND, B.TECH) in a college, you should obtain these credits and after that you can sit for the various entrance examination such as:
JAMB UTME-this qualifies the student to sit for individual college entrance examination.
POST UTME-this is administered by different colleges as their need may be and is used to select/qualify students to begin a program in the institution.
These graduate programs may be in form of a program, the student can go for the two years master program (M.Tech) in the universities.