Master of Philosophy (MPhil)in Mechanical Engineering

The MPhil programme of the Department is a full time programme in the Energy Engineering, Production Engineering and Engineering Management. General Admission Requirements
To be eligible for admission for the MPhil programme, candidates must fulfill the following requirements in addition to the specific requirement outlined in Table 1 depending on the pathways:-

  1. Fulfill the general Departments ‘O’level requirements including English Language and Mathematics.
  2. Holds a relevant qualification from a recognized University or Institution in a relevant field.
  3. Candidates for admission will be thoroughly screened.
  4. MPhil programme should be run on a full-time basis.
This is without prejudice to the regulation governing MPhil programme of the SPGS.

Admission requirements

s/n Pathways Admission & Registrations Coursework Coursework written Exams Seminars Supervisions Oral Exams Graduation & Certification
1Holders of Academic Masters Degree (in the same specialization) with a CGPA of 2.50-3.49 on 5-point scale- Holds Academic Masters Degree with dissertation having a CGPA of 2.50-3.49 on 5-point scale. - Admission letters will read MPhil and not MPhil/PhD

-Compulsory  course work of  minimum of 9  credit units is required during  MPhil Programme.

-Must satisfy Masters coursework requirements (30 CU already earned during masters programme) in addition to MPhil coursework requirements  for the course

-Coursework examinations is compulsory on a semester basis with a minimum pass of 50% marks

-The Coursework examination shall be governed by the principles of the course credit system.

- All provisions governing Coursework examinations in the postgraduate studies regulations shall apply to the MPhil programme
ONLY one seminar (Pre/post Field) must be presented before graduation since the student had previously defended a dissertation in an academic Masters programme. -There shall be a minimum of two supervisors for MPhil programme.

Oral examination will be through one (Final Seminar); since the candidate had previously defended a Dissertation in the course of obtaining an academic Masters degree.

In addition,

the MPhil Dissertation shall be sent out for external assessment and is to be considered along with the final seminar.

-Candidates with 3.50 CGPA from course work and 60% in their Dissertations should be recommended for upgrade to PhD;

-Candidate that earned less than 3.50 CGPA in their course work and or less than 60% in their dissertations would be awarded MPhil certificate.

-The Results of the Panel of Examiners during seminar and the results from external assessment shall be used to  recommend candidates for upgrade or otherwise to SPGS Board, through the Faculty Postgraduate Board and Departmental postgraduate committee.

-A minimum of one paper should be published by MPhil candidate before the final external assessment.

2Holders of Academic Masters Degree (in the same specialization) with only project report (No dissertation with oral external defence component)

- Holds relevant first degree or equivalent.

- Holds Academic Masters Degree with only project report.

-Compulsory  course work of  minimum of 9  credit units is required during  MPhil Programme.

-Must satisfy Masters coursework requirements (30 CU already earned during masters programme) in addition to MPhil coursework requirements  for the course.

-Coursework examinations is compulsory on a semester basis with a minimum pass of 50% marks

-The Coursework examination shall be governed by the principles of the course credit system.

- All provisions governing Coursework examinations in the postgraduate studies regulations shall apply to the MPhil programme.
At least two (2) seminars must be presented before graduation There shall be a minimum of two supervisors for MPhil programme; Oral examination by a panel of External and Internal Examiners is compulsory

-Candidates with 3.50 CGPA from course work and 60% in their Dissertations should be recommended for upgrade to PhD;

-Candidate that earned less than 3.50 CGPA in their course work and or less than 60% in their dissertations would be awarded MPhil certificate.

-The Panel of Examiners (External and Internal) shall be responsible for recommending candidates for upgrade or otherwise to SPGS Board, through the Faculty Postgraduate Board and Departmental postgraduate committee.

-A minimum of one paper should be published by MPhil candidate before the final external examination.

-The colour of MPhil Dissertation should be ash.

3 Holders of Professional  Masters Degree

- Holds relevant first degree or equivalent

- Holds Professional  Masters Degree.

-Compulsory  course work of  minimum of 9  credit units is required during  MPhil Programme.

-Must satisfy Masters coursework requirements (30 CU already earned during masters programme) in addition to MPhil coursework requirements  for the course.

-Coursework examinations is compulsory on a semester basis with a minimum pass of 50% marks

-The Coursework examination shall be governed by the principles of the course credit system.

- All provisions governing Coursework examinations in the postgraduate studies regulations shall apply to the MPhil programme.
At least two (2) seminars must be presented before graduation There shall be a minimum of two supervisors for MPhil programme. Oral examination by a panel of External and Internal Examiners is compulsory

-Candidates with 3.50 CGPA from course work and 60% in their Dissertations should be recommended for upgrade to PhD;

-Candidate that earned less than 3.50 CGPA in their course work and or less than 60% in their dissertations would be awarded MPhil certificate.

-The Panel of Examiners (External and Internal) shall be responsible for recommending candidates for upgrade or otherwise to SPGS Board, through the Faculty Postgraduate Board and Departmental postgraduate committee.

-A minimum of one paper should be published by MPhil candidate before the final external examination.

-The colour of MPhil Dissertation should be ash.

4 Holders of Masters Degree (Academic/Professional) in related specialization

- Holds relevant first degree or equivalent

- Holds Masters Degree (Academic/Professional) in related specialization

-Compulsory  course work of  minimum of 9  credit units is required during  MPhil Programme.

-Must satisfy Masters coursework requirements (30 CU already earned during masters programme) in addition to MPhil coursework requirements  for the course.

-Coursework examinations is compulsory on a semester basis with a minimum pass of 50% marks

-The Coursework examination shall be governed by the principles of the course credit system.

- All provisions governing Coursework examinations in the postgraduate studies regulations shall apply to the MPhil programme.

ONLY one seminar must be presented before graduation by holders of related (academic masters),

while At least two (2) seminars must be presented before graduation by holders of related (professional masters)
-There shall be a minimum of two supervisors for MPhil programme.

Oral examination will be through one (Final Seminar) by holders of (related academic masters),

While Oral examination by a panel of External and Internal Examiners is compulsory for holders of (related professional masters),

-Candidates with 3.50 CGPA from course work and 60% in their Dissertations should be recommended for upgrade to PhD;
-Candidate that earned less than 3.50 CGPA in their course work and or less than 60% in their dissertations would be awarded MPhil certificate.

-The Results of the Panel of Examiners during seminar and the results from external assessment shall be used to  recommend candidates (with  related academic masters) for upgrade or otherwise to PhD.

-The Panel of Examiners (External and Internal) shall be responsible for recommending candidates (with  related professional  masters) for upgrade or otherwise to PhD,  to SPGS Board, through the Faculty Postgraduate Board and Departmental postgraduate committee.

-A minimum of one paper should be published by MPhil candidate before the final external assessment/ examination.
5 Holders of First Degree with First Class grade

- Holds relevant first degree or equivalent

- Holds First Degree with First Class grade

First class degree holders must take coursework of minimum credit unit reqiured for the Masters programme (i.e. 30 CU) in addition to the MPhil coursework (minimum of 9 CU).

-Coursework examinations is compulsory on a semester basis with a minimum pass of 50% marks

-The Coursework examination shall be governed by the principles of the course credit system.

- All provisions governing Coursework examinations in the postgraduate studies regulations shall apply to the MPhil programme.
At least two (2) seminars must be presented before graduation -There shall be a minimum of two supervisors for MPhil programme. Oral examination by a panel of External and Internal Examiners is compulsory

-Candidates with 3.50 CGPA from course work and 60% in their Dissertations should be recommended for upgrade to PhD;

-Candidate that earned less than 3.50 CGPA in their course work and or less than 60% in their dissertations would be awarded MPhil certificate.

-The Panel of Examiners (External and Internal) shall be responsible for recommending candidates for upgrade or otherwise to SPGS Board, through the Faculty Postgraduate Board and Departmental postgraduate committee.

-A minimum of one paper should be published by MPhil candidate before the final external examination.

-The colour of MPhil Dissertation should be ash.