Mechanical engineering is a discipline of engineering that applies the principles of physics and materials science for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It is the branch of engineering that involves the production and usage of heat and mechanical power for the design, production, and operation of machines and tools. It is one of the oldest and broadest engineering disciplines. The engineering field requires an understanding of core concepts including mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics, materials science, structural analysis, and electricity.
Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering provides Mechanical engineers for the local and international industry. HND in Mechanical engineering is a 3 ½ years full time course with suitable industrial visits. Students have the chance to gain experience from a 6 months industrial training after 2 years (4 semesters) academic period. The Mechanical engineering students are given the opportunity to specialize in their chosen option at the 4th semester (2nd semester of 2nd year). Mechanical Engineering is divided into four sub disciplines in HNDE program.