Mechanical Engineering


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The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nigeria was founded in 1961 and thus is one of the premier Departments of Mechanical Engineering in the Nigerian University System. In its formative years, 1961 – 1967, the Michigan State University under USAID agreement, and the Dutch Technical Assistance provided the core academic and senior technical staff, and built and equipped a good workshop in 1964 for teaching workshop technology courses in fitting, machining, welding, etc. The first Nigerian senior academic staff joined the Department in 1964 and by the end of the 1966/67 academic year; the indigenous staff strength was five in number. The Department was closed down from 1967 to 1970 because of the Nigerian civil war and most of its infrastructure and equipment were destroyed.

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