B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering


B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical engineering is one of the oldest and broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers design and analyze machines of all types, including automobiles, airplanes, rockets, submarines, power generation systems, biomedical instrumentation, robots, manufacturing systems, household appliances and many, many more. In addition, mechanical engineers design and analyze the energy sources that provide power to machines, fluids that interact with machines and the materials from which machines are constructed. Mechanical engineers also work in cutting-edge fields such as alternative energy sources and environmentally friendly “green” manufacturing processes. Another important application of mechanical engineering is in medicine, where artificial organs, surgical tools and drug-delivery systems are vital to human well-being.

As part of the B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering, all students complete an approved internship or cooperative education experience.


Upon completing this program, students will know and know how to do the following:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering;
  • Design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
  • Design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability;
  • Function on multidisciplinary teams;
  • Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems;
  • Gain an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
  • Communicate effectively;
  • Complete the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context;
  • Recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning;
  • Gain knowledge of contemporary issues;
  • Use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.


  • The minimum admission requirement for entry into the department are five credits at not more than two sittings in WASSCE or GCE “O”- Level.
    1. Candidate must obtain Credit of a minimum grade of C5 in the Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and a minimum grade of C6 in English Language.
    2. In addition to the requirements in (1) above, candidates must obtain credit of minimum C6 in any other science or technical subject.
  • Candidates with the minimum of 5 “O” level Credits including English language of “C” or better and with Credits of “C” or better at “A” Level in Mathematics and at least one other subject chosen from Physics and Chemistry, will be admitted to Year II.
  • OND and HND candidates:
    1. Candidates with Pass or CREDIT at OND and Pass at HND with minimum C6 in English Language at WASSCE will be admitted to Year II.
    2. Candidates with Pass or Credit at OND and Credit at HND with minimum C6 in English Language at WASSCE will be admitted to Year III.
    3. Candidates with Pass or Credit at OND with a minimum C6 in English Language at WASSCE will be admitted to Year I.
    4. All OND and HND candidates with the entry requirements but without the minimum C6 in English Language at WASSCE will be required to take and pass the College Matriculation English Language exam for admission.

Courses Details

Course Title Credit Hours
1st Sem 2nd Sem
CHEM 101 General Chemistry I 3  
CHEZ 101 General Chemistry Laboratory I 1  
ENGR 100 Introduction to Engineering 1  
ENGR 101 Communication Skills I 2  
ENGR 111 Innovation Shop Training I 1  
MATH 200 Calculus with Analytical Geometry 4  
PHY 160 University Physics I 3  
PHY 160L University Physics I Laboratory 1  
CSC 150 Computer concepts and applications   3
ENGR 211 Innovation Shop Training I1   2
MENG 215 Engineering Visualization and Computation   3
ENGR 102 Communication Skills II   2
MATH 201 Calculus with Analytical Geometry   4
PHY 161 University Physics I1   3
PHY 161L University Physics I1 Laboratory   1
TOTAL (Semester) 16 18
TOTAL (Year) 34
Course Title Credit Hours
1st Sem 2nd Sem
MENG 102 Engineering Statics 3  
MENG 309 Material Science for Engineers 3  
ENGR 395 Professional Development 2  
MATH 300 Linear Algebra 3  
ENGR 311 Innovation Shop Training III 2  
SEM 201 Spartan Seminar 2  
SCM 285 Principles of speech 2  
MENG 201 Dynamics and Kinematics   3
MENG 202 Mechanics of Deformables   3
MENG 204 Thermodynamics   3
EEE 206 Electric Circuits Electric Circuits   4
MATH 301 Differential Equations   3
TOTAL (Semester) 17 16
TOTAL (Year) 33
Course Title Credit Hours
1st Sem 2nd Sem
MENG 300 Mechanical Systems Design 3  
MENG 301 Fluid Mechanics 3  
MENG 311 Solid Mechanics Lab 2  
MENG 420 CAE Design 3  
MATH 307 Multivariate Calculus 4  
STAT 441 Applied Statistics for Engineers and Scientists 3  
ECON 205 The Economics of Product Development and Markets   3
MENG 303 Thermal Systems Design   3
MENG 312 Thermal Sciences Lab   2
MENG 421 CAE Analysis   3
MENG 302 Heat Transfer   3
MENG 315 Process and Systems Dynamics   3
TOTAL (Semester) 18 17
TOTAL (Year) 35
Course Title Credit Hours
1st Sem 2nd Sem
MENG 402 Final Year Design Studio (Laboratory/Project) 2  
MENG 428 Polymer Processing 3  
MENG 416 Mechatronics 3  
ENGR 496 Internship Review 0  
MENG 425 Introduction to Manufacturing Systems 3  
BUS 288 Principles of E-Business 3  
MENG 403 Final Year Design Studio (Laboratory/Project)   2
MENG 426 Manufacturing Processing   3
MGMT 310 Managing People in Organizations   3
POLI 374 Financial Management for Nonprofits   3
MENG 436 Engineering Materials   3
TOTAL (Semester) 14 14
TOTAL (Year) 28

Course Description

Introduction to computers and information processing. Primary emphasis is placed on three standard applications: Word Processing, Spreadsheet, and Data Base. Extensive laboratory assignments and hands-on exercises using the microcomputer laboratory are mandatory..