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Ministry of Higher Education

Mechanical Engineering

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.

Production Engineering

Production engineering is a combination of manufacturing technology with management science. A production engineer typically has a wide knowledge of engineering practices and is aware of the management challenges related to production. The goal is to accomplish the production process in the smoothest, most-judicious and most-economic way.

Automobile Engineering

Automotive engineering, along with aerospace engineering and marine engineering, is a branch of vehicle engineering, incorporating elements of mechanical, electrical, electronic, software and safety engineering as applied to the design, manufacture and operation of motorcycles, automobiles, buses and trucks and their respective engineering sub systems.

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineering

More generally, air conditioning can refer to any form of technological cooling, heating, ventilation. Air-conditioning engineers broadly divide air-conditioning applications into what they call comfort and process applications.

Marine Engineering

Marine engineering or ocean engineering broadly refers to the engineering of boats, ships, oil rigs and any other marine vessel or structure. Specifically, marine engineering is the discipline of applying engineering sciences, mostly mechanical and electrical engineering, to the development, design, operation and maintenance of watercraft propulsion and on-board systems submarines etc.