The Department of Mechanical Engineering was established in 1985 alongside with Civil and Electrical/Electronic Engineering Departments of the Faculty of Engineering with the aim of developing qualified manpower for our industrial needs. The Department of Mechanical Engineering started with 12 students which have now increased tremendously. The first two years of the Department’s programme are the same as the other Departments in the Faculty of Engineering. The Department graduated its first set of students in 1990 when all the eleven pioneering students finished successfully with four at Second Class (Upper Division) and six at Second Class (Lower Division) and one at the Third Class level.
Mechanical Engineering is that discipline of engineering that deals with analysis, design, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical systems. It is also concerned with power production from heat and other energy forms. Our programme of study at the Mechanical Engineering Department covers such areas such as Thermofluids, Energy and Heat Power, Materials Engineering, Machine Design, Production/Manufacturing, etc.