Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering department at the School of Engineering was started in 1970, making it one of the oldest departments at the School of Engineering. New academic programmes will be introduced in the academic year 2012/13. There are three graduate programs in the department namely; Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Technology Innovation and Industrial Development and Energy System Engineering. The Department runs PhD and Post-doctorate programme in collaboration with various internationally renowned universities mostly in the following areas: Materials, Manufacturing and Production and Energy Engineering.

The curriculum run by the Department of Mechanical Engineering provides students with the science, technology and engineering knowledge and skills to solve engineering problems with an understanding of social, economic, and environmental implications. Currently, the Department has the following laboratories and workshops available to its undergraduate and graduate students: Mechanical Workshop, Metrology Laboratory, Fluids Laboratory, Thermodynamics Laboratory, Strength of Materials Laboratory, Metallurgy Laboratory, and Mechanics of Machines Laboratory. Starting with June 2011 for the subsequent five years, the laboratories and workshop will be equipped with state of the art equipment.

Department Staff

Programmes offered at the Department

Undergraduate ProgrammesGraduate Programmes
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical EngineeringMaster of Science in Mechanical Engineering
 Master of Science in Renewable Energy
 Master of Science in Technology Innovation and Industrial Development