About Mechatronics Engineering
The field of Mechatronics Engineering is relatively new compared to Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and even the more recent field of Chemical and Petroleum Engineeering. Mechatronics is the application of electrical and electronic systems to optimize and enhance the performance of mechanical systems. It also utilizes concepts and developments in the fields of hydraulic and pneumatic controls as well robotics to facilitate the effectiveness and productivity in mechanical machines and operations.
The Mechatronics Engineering Programme in ABUAD appears to be a favoured programme of the Founder, Aare Afe Babalola, as he has invested several millions in the programme . The FESTO laboratory established through collaboration with a German company is unique in the country as it continues to provide training for staff and students alike. Other laboratories in use by this programme include the automation and robotic laboratory which has useful robotic kits imported from USA. The Thermofluids laboratory and the Control Engineering Laboratory in Electrical Department facilitate effective training and application. It is the desire of the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering to develop in the very near future locally produced robots and mechatronically designed machines for industrial applications.
We welcome all our students to this new but interesting programme noting that they hold the future in the automation of production processes in this country.
About Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering is a foundation discipline for most engineering programmes. Its application covers a lot of fields not only in engineering but in other industries such as health, agriculture, sports etc. Indeed being a mechanical engineer offers unlimited opportunities for employment and professional development. It is therefore satisfying that Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) has started its engineering activities with mechanical engineering as one of the foundation programmes.
The distinctive feature of ABUAD programme in mechanical engineering is the provision of solid theoretical background as well as integrated exposure to practical skills, information processing and moral development. The Student Work Experience Programme (SWEP 1 and 2) as well as the Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) offers concrete opportunity for skill acquisition. Besides, all the courses in the programme have practical contents that will enrich the theoretical basis. Afe Babalola (AFE) coded courses expose the student to beneficial areas such as entrepreneurship, literacy in other foreign languages as well as moral rejuvenation. The programme further provides concrete opportunities for computer and information processing through basic and certificated courses such as COMPTIA A+.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]