Aims and Objectives
The general aims and objectives of Engineering and Technology training should be in consonance with the realization of national needs and aspirations vis-à-vis industrial development and technological emancipation. The benchmark statements give the minimum academic standards required to meet these needs and to produce graduates in Mechatronic Engineering with sufficient academic background and practical experience who would be able to rise to the challenges of a developing economy. Such graduates must therefore be resourceful, creative, knowledgeable and able to perform the following functions:
To achieve national goals and objectives of industrialization and self-reliance, the Engineering and Technology education should be geared towards:
- The development of a thorough practice in Engineering and Technology training.
- Broad - based training in general Engineering and Technology at the early stages of the programme.
- Practical application of Engineering, Technology and Manufacturing processes.
- Adequate training in human, organizational behaviour and management.
- Introduction to entrepreneurial education and training.
- Close association of the programme with industries in the country.
- The general philosophy therefore is to produce graduates with high academic standard and adequate practical background for self-employment as well as being of immediate value to industry and the community in general.
The specific objectives of the programme of the Mechatronics Engineering Department are:
- To design engineering projects and supervise their construction.
- To design and make components, machines, equipment and systems.
- To design and develop new products and production techniques in industries.
- To install and maintain complex engineering systems so that they can perform optimally in our environment.
- To adapt and adopt exogenous technology in order to solve local engineering problems.
- To be able to exercise original thought, have good professional judgment and be able to take responsibility for the direction of important tasks.
- To be able to manage people, funds, materials and equipment.
- To improve on indigenous technology to enhance local problems solving capability.
- To offer internationally competitive and locally responsive undergraduate training.
- To provide training for students to be able to function effectively in multidisciplinary teams and projects.
- To provide students with the necessary training, entrepreneurial skills and capability in a competitive job market.
- To develop in the students’ verbal and written communication skills and the ability to use up- to- date techniques and tools of Mechatronics and other related engineering equipment.
- To train students to analyze, design and produce manufacturing facilities.
- To develop in the students the capability to install, maintain and troubleshoot manufacturing facilities efficiently.