WELCOME TO METALLURGICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT.
The department was formed in 2005 from the
Mechanical Engineering department by Engr. Fakolujo, S.O. and Engr. Molokwu,
M.I. who happen to be lecturers in that department.
In Mechanical Engineering, we had a Committee on
Metallurgical Engineering who handled all Metallurgical Engineering courses and
practical taken by mechanical engineering department.
In 2006, the department was officially created but
was still under mechanical engineering department.
In 2008 the NBTE officially approved the running of
the National Diploma programme and in 2010, the department was accredited by
NBTE (National Board of Technical Education).
By 2010, the department graduated 4 sets of ND students.
In 2010, the department was given an autonomy as a
department and we had four staff; Engr. Fakolujo, S.O, Engr. Molokwu, M.I, Mr.
Ariyo, R. and Mr. Okoye. Engr. Fakolujo,
S.O. was the Head of Department.
During this period, the department had only the
Foundry workshop, 1 heat treatment furnace, 1 (one) forging machine, 2 (two)
pit furnaces, but the same year the School (Yaba Tech) through the ETF gave us
a turn around that made the department one of the most equipped department in
al polytechnics running this programme in Nigeria.
The ETF procured modern equipment with digital
Tensile testing equipment
Testing (Nondestructive tester)
Brinell Hardness Testing machine
Microscope with computer and a monitor
equipment, kits and accessories
mounting press for Metallography
of grinding and polishing machines
sand ? for moulding
new 50KVA standby generator for our practical
The ETF also commenced the building of a 2-storey
building known as the ?Foundry Building?.
This building is 85% completed and has (3) three workshops, the
metallographic lab, the materials testing lab and the Foundry workshop. We are planning to have 2 more
laboratories: Mineralogy and Strength of
We have (2) two main classrooms and (8) eight offices
for the staff.
Presently for this academic session, 2014/2015, we
have a total of 130 students for both ND 1 and ND II. We have commenced ND Part-Time programme this year 2015 .
The department has
been given approval to commence the HND programme this year, 2015.And our HND I
students are in their second semester. With the present trend to transform to
university, the department will be ready to also run B.Sc. Metallurgical and
Material Engineering). This year the
department is planning to liaise with a foreign institution to run a special
part time programme on Advanced Material Investigation Engineering for the
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