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WELCOME to Mechanical Engineering


The Department of Mechanical Engineering was developed by academicians and professionals under the Chairmanship of Prof. B. G. Bajoga, the then Vice-Chancellor of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. Other members were:
(1) Dr. P. R. Lancaster, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bradford, England.
(2) Engr. Olu Awoyinfa, COREN Representative.
(3) Engr. Prof. S. Y. Aku, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
(4) Prof. A. T. Suleiman, Former Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Yola.

Based on the recommendation of the committee, the Department was established in 1985 under the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, with two academic staff and two students. The department has grown and developed considerably during the past two and a half decade. 

The department offers the following options for the undergraduate students:
(1) Thermo-fluids, Power Plant, and Automotive Engineering.
(2) Industrial and Production Engineering.
(3) Materials and Metallurgical Engineering.
(4) Applied Mechanics and Engineering Design.

The Department has been following the approved minimum standard for the courses in Mechanical Engineering. Based on the new thinking of NUC, the Department has introduced Entrepreneurship into its curriculum. In line with this, two of the department staff underwent a three week intensive training in Entrepreneurship using CEFE (Competency Based Economy through Formation of Entrepreneur) methodology. These members of staff formed the core of the Trainers in Entrepreneurship.


The Department was established in 1985 with 2 academic staff and 2 students.

Today, the Department has grown and developed considerably. Presently, there are 36 academic staff (4 Professors, 3 Associate Professors, 10 Senior Lecturers, 9 Lecturers I, 5 Lecturers II, 5 Assistant Lecturers), and 11 Technical staff and over 400 students. During the 2015/2016 session a total of 96 students graduated from the Department.

To date, more than 3500 students had graduated from the Department at bpth the Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. Many of which have excelled in their various places of work, both locally and internationally.


The Department has the following laboratories:

1. Applied Mechanis and Theory of Machines Laboratory with over 40 equipment and apparatus.

2. Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics Laboratory with 6 equipment and apparatus

3. Engineering Metallurgy Laboratory with 17 equipment and apparatus.

4. Industrial and production Laboratory with 25 equipment and apparatus

5. Strength of Materials Laboratory with 10 equipment and apparatus.

6. Automotive Engineering Laboratory with 7 equipment and apparatus

7. Foundry Laboratory with 5 equipment and apparatus.

Heads of the Department from Inception to Date

Name                                           Period
Dr. V. Malichy                                     January 1986 – December 1988
Professor F.O. Akinbode                    January 1989 – June 1998
Professor R.H. Khan                          June 1998 – September 2001
Dr. S.O. Ubokwe                                October 2001 – March 2004
Dr. O.K. Abubakre                              March 2004 – January 2007
Dr. E. Mudiare                                    January 2007 –February 2008
Dr. O.K. Abubakre                              February 2008 – August 2008
Professor R.H. Khan                          September 2008 – October 2011
Dr. J.O. Abu                                       October 2011 – September 2013
Dr. O.A. Olugboji                                October 2013 - date


To be a CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE for teaching and training high calibre, practically oriented, self-employing enterprising graduates for public and private industries and organizations, and for research and development works of international standard in order to be self-reliant.


To produce undergraduate and postgraduate mechanical engineers with high level practical skills/expertise with sound information and communication technology background through excellence in teaching, learning, research and outreach programmes, capable of generating employment opportunities and self-reliance as catalysts for the transformation of Nigeria into a modern nation.



To train engineers who will be able to translate into reality the ideas and ideals of the community in a manner which will be of benefit to mankind. There will be opportunity to participate in the development of technology and reward for achieving something tangible and useful. Qualities such as inventiveness, imagination and initiative must be displayed by those who aspire to succeed in the field of mechanical engineering. The engineering graduate should not only be able to design, manufacture and run the machines and equipment but also be innovative in their designs, processes, etc. to reflect the needs of the society.

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