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Duration

MSc Mechanical Engineering

2 semesters of taught courses; and

1 semester or 4 months of thesis/project

MPhil Mechanical Engineering

2 semesters of taught courses; and

2 semesters of thesis/research

* Students who want to pursue MPhil should complete all taught courses in the first year with minimum CWA of 65% or above before they can qualify.

Entry Requirements

A good first degree in Mechanical Engineering or an allied discipline from a recognised university. Candidates will be expected to hold a First or Second Upper Class degree. The Departmental Board may consider candidates with Second Lower Class degree in special cases through an interview in line with the requirements of the School of Graduate Studies of the University.

Requirements for Graduation

(a) MSc: A candidate must complete a minimum of forty-eight (48) credits including thirty-six (36) taught course work credits and twelve (12) thesis credits.

(b) MPhil: A candidate must complete a minimum of sixty (60) credits including thirty-six (36) taught course work credits and twenty-four (24) thesis/research credits.

(c) A student should obtain a minimum mark of 50% in all taught courses and a Cumulative Weighted Average (CWA) of at least 55%.

(d) A student should successfully defend the project/thesis at an oral examination in accordance with the requirements of the School of Graduate Studies.

 

Programme Structure

The following courses shall be delivered under the MSc Mechanical Engineering Programme

 

Table 1.0: Year One, Semester One - Taught Courses

SN

COURSE CODE

COURSE DESCRIPTION

T

P

C

1

ME 581

Computer-Aided Analysis and Modelling

3

1

3

2

ME 567

Energy Conversion and Utilization

3

1

3

3

ME 559

Fluid Machinery

3

1

3

4

ME 561

Dynamics I

3

1

3

5

ME 571

Analysis of Manufacturing Processes

3

1

3

6

ME 555

Stress Analysis

3

1

3

Total

 

 

18

Table 2.0: Year One, Semester Two - Taught Courses

SN

COURSE CODE

COURSE DESCRIPTION

T

P

C

1

ME 582

Engineering Research Methods

3

1

3

2

ME 566

Heat and Mass Transfer

3

1

3

3

ME 568

Thermal Power Plant Engineering

3

1

3

4

ME 572

Design and Analysis of Industrial Experiments

3

1

3

5

ME 578

Finite Element Analysis

3

1

3

6

ME 584

Computer Control of Machines and Processes

3

1

3

Total

 

 

18

 

Thesis

SN

Course Code

Title

C

1

ME 697

Supervised Thesis

12

 

 

MPhil students will do one more semester of research to bring their total credits to 60 hours (36 hours of taught courses and 24 hours of research/thesis).