BEng Mechanical Engineering

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Mechanical Engineering is the basis for many of the engineering disciplines, including the automotive, aero, marine and medical sectors

Start Date

September entry


5 years

Entry requirements

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In our ever-changing world, mechanical engineers develop new and differing uses for technologies and materials, in order to improve the mechanical operation of equipment and devices used in anything from food and oil production to international construction projects or the design of toys.


You will study the following modules:

Year 1 Units

First Semester

  • General Chemistry I
  • Practical Chemistry I
  • Introduction to Engineering I
  • Use of English I
  • IT and Library Skills
  • General Mathematics I
  • General Physics for Engineers I
  • Practical Physics

Second Semester

  • General Chemistry 2
  • Practical Chemistry 2
  • Basic Engineering drawing
  • Use of English II
  • General Mathematics II
  • Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
  • General Physics for Engineers II

Year 2 Units

First Semester

  • Engineering Mathematics I
  • Engineering Drawing I
  • Entrepreneurship for Engineers I
  • Applied Electricity I
  • Computer Programming
  • General Engineering Laboratory I

Second Semester

  • Engineering Mathematics II
  • Engineering Drawing II
  • Strength of Materials
  • Entrepreneurship for Engineers II
  • Applied Electricity II
  • Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics
  • Engineering Materials
  • General Engineering Laboratory II
  • Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) I

Year 3 Units

First Semester

  • Electrical Machines
  • Engineering Mathematics III
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Engineering Drawing III
  • Thermodynamics
  • Engineering Metallurgy
  • Control Systems
  • Manufacturing Technology

Second Semester

  • Engineering Mathematics IV
  • Technical Communication
  • Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES II)
  • Fluid Mechanics I
  • Theory of Machines I
  • Laboratory Practical
  • Metrology

Year 4 Units

First Semester

  • Probability & Statistics for Engineers
  • Applied Thermodynamics & Heat Transfer
  • Theory of Machines II
  • Fluid Mechanics II
  • Machine Design I
  • Advance Mechanics of Materials

Second Semester

  • Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES)

Year 5 Units

First Semester

  • Engineering Management
  • Applied Thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Project I
  • Theory of Elasticity
  • Fracture of Structural Materials

Second Semester

  • Engineering Law
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Machine Design II
  • Laboratory Practical
  • Engineering Design process
  • Project II
  • [ AE ] Area Elective (Plasticity, Turbo machinery, Tribology)

Mechanical engineering has the power to improve people's lives and new developments can have a real impact on society. At Nile University we're passionate about Engineering. Our courses are designed to combine industry knowledge and academic theory with practical experience to support you in graduating ready for work or further study.


Additional Information

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:


* Must have at least 5 O’level credits, including English, in no more than 2 sittings.

** For complete requirements, please check the 2019/2020 Jamb Brochure.

  • Direct Entry: Available
  • UTME Subjects: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry
  • O’Level Subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and any other Science subject

How will I be taught?

You'll be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and laboratories which are not only designed to provide you with theory but also help you to practice the theory in the laboratory.

Career support

Mechanical engineering deals with the design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of anything that has moving parts. Because of this, you'll find relevant opportunities in a range of sectors, including:

  • aerospace engineering
  • automotive engineering
  • construction
  • energy
  • manufacturing
  • medicine
  • railway engineering
  • sport

Further Study

  • MEng Civil Engineering

  • MEng Petroleum & Gas Engineering 

Fees and Finance

In 2019/20 the full-time tuition fee undergraduate students on this course will be N2,400,000 (this is the total fee for the programme).  

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance please see link Fees and Finance 

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