The department of Mechatronics Engineering was established in 2013 by the then Dean, School of Engineering (Dr. Engr. W. O. Adedeji) with the aim of producing technicians with entrepreneurial skills for both the public and private sectors of the economy.The department admitted the first set of ND students in 2015/16 academic sessions. The department runs only ND programme for now which according to the NBTE is meant to be 3 years programme. The 3rd year which is for Industrial Working Experience (IWE) would be handled and supervised by the college. The first National Diploma students have completed their course and have now progress to the Industry for the Industrial Working Experience.
MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY.
The Mechatronics Engineering Technology is an engineering programme that integrates the knowledge of Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic Engineering with Computer technology. The study of Mechatronics involves relevant aspects of electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering together with an understanding of manufacturing method. It is relatively new field of engineering with many exciting developments such as internet control of machines, autonomous robots and engine management systems. There is, and will continue to be, a strong demand for engineers who are capable of designing, implementing and operating these systems to meet an increasing need in industry where complexity of projects is done with limited resources. This course should provide the diplomats with skills and knowledge in rapidly developing fields such as digital electronics, manufacturing, information technology and robotics.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT.
The vision of the department is to create interface between the class room and industry with sound and effective practical courses and relate the use of Mechatronics techniques to design, implement and operate automated machines, robots and manufacturing machines/engines to manage systems to meet the needs of the automotive and related industries.
Our target at the National Diploma level is to make the diplomats skillful in Automotive and manufacturing industries. The programme includes substantial training in design techniques to prepare the diplomats for an exciting career in this emerging field of engineering at the higher level.
On the completion of this programme, the diplomate should be able to:
1. Function as technician and technologist in automotive and related industries;
2. Produce good Engineering drawings and schedules using CADD and other relevant software like Labview, SCADA, etc
3. Interpret relevant Engineering drawings;
4. Carry out necessary general tests procedures and standard trouble-shooting techniques in fault detection and rectification of automotive and related products;
5. Use sophisticated diagnostic equipment in trouble shooting automotive products parts;
6. Carry out the construction and maintenance of Mechatronics Engineering works;
7. Observe relevant safely precautions in Mechatronics Engineering practice;
Applicants with any of the following qualifications may be considered for admission into the National Diploma Programme by direct entry:
Senior Secondary School Certificate (S.S.S.C.) or its equivalent (NABTEB, GCE, NECO, etc)with at credit pass in English Language, Mathematics,Physics, Chemistry and one other subject from Biology, or Agricultural Science, Further Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, Woodwork, Metal Work, Auto-mechanics, Basic Electronics, Basic Electricity and Technical Drawing.
The curriculum of the ND programme consists of four main components. These are:
Industrial Works Experience (IWE)