Department of Mechanical Engineering

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria - Nigeria

B. Eng Mechanical Engineering


Duration - 5 years
The objectives of the Department in line with the objectives of the University as articulated in Article 4 of its 1962 and 1975 Laws are:

  1. To provide regular and updated programs and cporses in the field of Mechanical Engineering of a standard required and expected of a Department and the University of the highest standing.

  2. To educate and equip students with the technical knowledge, skills and competencies to analyze, design, develop, test and produce Mechanical Engineering products and services for the benfit of humanity

  3. To promote research and the advancement in the field of Mechanical Engineering

  4. To secure the diffusion of Mechanical Engineering knowledge throughout Nigeria and the world at large.


The value of the Department of Mechanical Engineering are:

  1. Quality Academic and Skills acquisition programmes and facilities
  2. Cosmopolitan staff and student composition
  3. Atmosphere of Academic Freedom
  4. Strong community service
  5. Reputation for institutional discipline and harmony
  6. Qualitative learning and skill acquisition that are industry and development driven
  7. Dynamic and Interactive leadership and management
  8. Multi-disciplinary approach to learning, skills and acquisition and research
  9. Linkages with reputable and Internationally recognized Institutions
  10. Storng relationship with the Alumni

Addmission Requirement

100 level

JAMB scores as may be approved by senate and five (5) O’ LEVEL CREDITS including English language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other science subjects in not more than two sittings.

Direct Entry(200 Level)

At least two (2) A ‘level passes in mathematics and physics and O/level requirement in (a), OND Upper Credit or HND Lower Credit in Mechanical Engineering is accepted and O/level requirement in (a).

Special Admission (300 Level)

300 level-HND upper credit in mechanical Engineering with a distinction in mathematics plus O/L credits in (a).

Courses Structure

The courses within the Faculty fall under the following heading:
Core Courses: Are central to the to degree programme in view. Are normally offered by the Department offering the course and constitute not less than 60% (i.e 90 credit units) of all the course unit that the student

Courses Description


Development of professsional engineering history of technology and its effect on society, the engineering institutions, their objectives and functions. Data measurement, representation and interpretation, report writing and oral presentation of information

Graduation Requirement

Entry Level Minimum Passed CU before graduation
100 171
200 DE 136
300 Special Admission 110