Brief History

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is located on the main campus of University of Ilorin.  The Head of Department’s office and lecturers’ offices are in Block 8.  The laboratories are in Block 7,The Mechanical Engineering Workshop is in Block 9.The  Department of Mechanical Engineering came into existence at University of Ilorin in October 1978 with enrolment       of students in the preliminary year (now called 100 levels) and appointment of a Professor and Head of department. Eleven (11) students were graduated in the first set in 1982/83 session.  The number of students graduated has increased since then. In 2004, Ninety-nine(99) students were graduated  and the total number graduated in  2005 and 2006 were eighty-five(85) and sixty-seven(67) students respectively.