Introduction of the Department
The Department of Mechanical Engineering is one of the pioneering Departments at the First Technical University, Ibadan. Academic activities began in January 2017 with an enrolment of about fourteen (14) students in the Department, and academic activities commenced in the 2017/2018 Academic Session.
The Mechanical Engineering programme combines end-to-end multidisciplinary expertise from brainstorming through design, fabrication, manufacturing and management of systems and/or products. Through total engineering, that is , innovative education, research and town-and-gown collaborations, global solutions are provided towards creating the future. At the beginning of the 2019/2020 Academic Session, the Department had forty-seven (47) students with five (5) lecturers. The Department prides herself on state-of-the-art facilities for experiments, teaching and research. The Department is headed by Dr I.O. Olaoye.
The Mechanical Engineering Programme was founded to fundamentally connect with all the applications of science and engineering principles. The Programme enjoys a robust curriculum with stints of vocational and entrepreneurial delivery which is geared towards producing self-reliant graduates who are vast in blending theory with practice.
To promote World-Class Innovation in a suitable manner driven by entrepreneurial practices using cutting edge technology and to produce students who can think outside the box and without the box in engineering sciences, harness modern technology, and whose research contributes a substantial proportion of innovations in Nigeria and occupy leadership positions in public and private sectors of the Nigeria economy.
To train hands with cutting edge technology, entrepreneurial, industrial, innovation skills, towards promoting sustainable impact-based research for industrial and societal benefits and engagements in knowledge transfer for industrial and societal development, developing a sense of selfless public services.