HISTORY

The program was established in 2010 in line with the vision of the University to develop programs that would address National developmental challenges and contribute to issues of global applicability. We got through NUC verification exercise in May 2011 and the name of the programme, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering (MME), was approved. The programme was also accredited by COREN in March 2013.

We have core lecturers and supportive lecturers from the Faculty of Engineering and Technology and related disciplines. It is of interest to note that 100 Level students are taught by the Faculty of Science and 200 Level students go through general engineering courses domiciled in different departments of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology. We have four laboratories in the areas of Physical Metallurgy, Corrosion

(Chemical and Metallurgical) Laboratory, Mineral Processing/Extractive Metallurgy Laboratory, and Welding, Machining & Fabrication Laboratory. The University acquired a Foundry facilities for the department and this houses sand and mould preparation, pattern shop, melting and fabrication laboratories.

PHILOSOPHY

The programme is to provide academic training for prospective Engineers who will make use of the several solid minerals abound in the country to solve engineering problems and make life more comfortable for humans. It will also develop unique materials that can sustain the challenges of the present day and propel the nation to her vision 20-20-20.

OBJECTIVES

The main objectives of the program include, but not limited to:

  1. Providing the necessary high-level manpower for metals and materials industries that are rapidly developing, including the Oil and Polymer industries;
  2. Providing Materials Engineers that are capable of effecting changes to imported technologies to meet local needs through research and development;
  3. Providing manpower for the development and sustenance of materials and metallurgical engineering program in the nation’s institutions of higher learning;
  4. Training graduates that are self-sufficient as job providers and serving the parts needs of our industries, thereby supporting the local content policy of the Federal Government;
  5. Providing a solid base for the pursuit of higher degrees (M.Sc., Ph.D.) across the world;
  6. Identifying the limitations of our students and to make a real effort at providing compensating corrective measures; and,

Making continuing reappraisal of our curriculum to ensure its consistency with the goal of the training for national development within the allowed parameters of time and resources.