Welcome to the portal of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Calabar.
Mechanical engineering is critical to the success of many enterprises - it plays a central role in the generation and distribution of energy, transportation, manufacturing, infrastructure and economic development. Nearly every product or service has been touched in some way by the mechanical engineer.
The Mechanical Engineering curriculum in the University of Calabar emphasizes a solid background in the applied sciences and mathematical analysis, thereby providing ample opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art technologies. Upon evidence of grasp of the foundational courses in sciences, students are taught to develop creative abilities in applying the relevant knowledge from sciences to obtain technologies which are useful and satisfies needs in the society. The department imparts the relevant knowledge and emphasizes the acquisition of innovative, creative and problem solving skills by students in the programme. Students also gain experience in the engineering design process, the unique engineering activity that requires creative synthesis as well as analysis to fulfil specified needs. Attention is also focused on continuous improvement and development of staff and students in emerging engineering trends that will reflect the changing needs in the society.
The Mechanical Engineering degree programme in the University of Calabar is intended to inspire and raise the creative capabilities of students, thereby promoting the exploration and transformation of indigenous resources into useful products and services in accordance with best and acceptable global standards while promoting sustainability and studying existing technologies. This implies a pragmatic approach in solving engineering problems and satisfying the requirements of man.
The concentration in Mechanical Engineering is structured for a diversity of educational and professional objectives. For students who are planning to work as practicing engineers or who may be preparing for careers in business, education, government, or law—and for those whose career objectives may be less specific—the concentration provides an ideal framework for a well-rounded technical, entrepreneurial and scientific education.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering provides high quality, relevant engineering education, innovative research, skills and attitudes that will permit her students to succeed as engineers and leaders in the society constantly meeting with intellectual, ethical and career challenges.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering strives to graduate mechanical engineers with the highest quality in education, innovation and state-of-the-art research, constantly satisfying the ever dynamic engineering demands and global needs