PhD. Mechanical Engineering

The PhD programme of the normally run for a minimum of three years and a maximum of five years for regular students. The programme leads to the award of a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering with specialty in either Production Engineering or Energy Studies.


  • To maintain a vital state of the art research to enable PhD students the opportunities to create, interpret, apply and disseminate knowledge.
  • To prepare the PhD graduates for lifelong learning and to meet intellectual, ethical and career challenges.
  • To contribute on a continuous basis towards the growing technical needs of the nation and humanity at large.
  • To produce PhD graduates that can compete globally.

Course duration

The duration of study for a full-time Ph.D. is a minimum of three years and a maximum of five years. For a part-time Ph.D., a minimum period of five years is required and a maximum of seven years.

Course Credit Requirements

Candidates are expected to take some courses as may be determined by the Departmental postgraduate studies committee and the candidates supervisory committee.