Mechatronics Engineering

Head of Department

Contact us: feng@polyibadan.edu.ng

HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT

When there was a need for new direction in the teaching of Engineering, if our graduates are to be relevant to industry over time, Mechatronics Engineering was floated in the Faculty of Engineering. This department is unique as it is the first in south-west region of Nigeria. The Mechatronics Engineering Department was  proposed in 2005 and approved by the Management of The Polytechnic, Ibadan in 2009. The Department received its resource accreditation in August 2012 from the National Board for Technical Education [NBTE].

The Department had her first ND graduates in 2014 with six (6) students. The minimum course duration of the programme is six (6) consecutive semesters (i.e. three (3) academic sessions). A year mandatory Industrial Work Experience (IWE) which spanned two semesters (3 and 6) will be done by the students in the school and assessed together with the course works of four (4) semesters (1,2 ,4 and 5 ). In response to the needs of ND graduates, the department was granted a resource accreditation for Higher National Diploma [HND] with options in Industrial Mechatronics Engineering Technology and Automotive Mechatronics Engineering  Technology in January 2020. The general function of the Department is to provide for studies, training and development of    techniques in the emerging fields of electro-mechanical, automotive mechatronics (i.e. Autotronics), Industrial Automation and Robotics Engineering Technology. The motor vehicles of today are all electro-mechanical in operation and highly automated. Therefore, the introduction of this programme is refreshing initiative that would help the modern motor vehicle technologists unravel the mystery associated with the high technology.

 To this end, the Diplomates shall be privileged to promote the technological development of the nation through socio-economic impact in industries such as Food, Beverages and Tobacco; Chemical and Pharmaceutical; Basic Metal, Iron and Steel and Fabricated Metal Products; Electrical and Electronics; Domestic and  Industrial Plastics and Rubber; Textile, Weaving Apparel, Carpet, Leather & Leather Footwear; Pulp, Paper & Paper Products, Printing and Publishing; Motor Vehicles and Miscellaneous Assembly; Non Metallic Mineral Products Industries,   Construction; and Oil and Gas industries, home and abroad.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES FOR NATIONAL DIPLOMA (ND)

The National Diploma Programme in Mechatronics Engineering Technology is aimed at producing technicians with entrepreneurial skills for both the public and private sectors of the economy.

On the completion of this programme, the diplomates should be able to:

  • Function as a technician in automotive and related industries;
  • Produce good engineering drawings and schedules using CAD/CAM and other

relevant software;

  • Interpret relevant engineering drawings;
  • Carry out necessary general tests procedures and standard trouble-shooting techniques in fault detection and rectification of automotive and related products;
  • Use sophisticated diagnostic equipment in trouble shooting automotive products parts;
  • Carry out the construction and maintenance of Mechatronics Engineering works;
  • Observe relevant safety precautions in Mechatronics Engineering practice;
  • Use Mechatronics techniques to design, implement and operate automated machines, robots and manufacturing machines/engines to manage systems to meet the needs of the automotive and related industries; and,
  • Adapt technical, creative, communication, management and team-working skills to meet the needs of the industry; manage own enterprises effectively and efficiently.

 GOAL AND OBJECTIVES FOR HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA (HND)

 Goal

The Higher National Diploma Programme in Mechatronics Engineering Technology with options in automotive and industrial mechatronics is aimed at producing technologists with knowledge and skills to carry out design implementation, operations, troubleshooting and maintenance of mechatronics systems and equipment for both the public and private sectors of the economy.

Objectives

On completion of HND Automotive Mechatronics Engineering Technology programme, the diplomates should:

  • Function as technologists in automotive mechatronics as well as other related industries;
  • Participate in the development of machines and equipment for automotive industries
  • Carry out necessary general tests procedures and standard trouble-shooting techniques in fault detection and rectification of automotive and related products;
  • Use intelligent diagnostic equipment in maintenance and repairs of automotive products;
  • Observe relevant safety precautions in Mechatronics and other related Engineering practice;
  • Use relevant techniques to implement optimal designs and install automated machines and robots to meet the needs of the automotive and related industries;
  • Manage an enterprise effectively and efficiently.

 

On completion of HND Industrial Mechatronics Engineering Technology programme, the diplomates should:

  • Function as technologists in industrial mechatronics as well as other related industries;
  • Participate in the development of machines and equipment for domestic and industrial applications
  • Carry out necessary general tests procedures and standard trouble-shooting techniques in fault detection and rectification of

Power plants, Pneumatic or Hydraulic plants, Biomedical and related products;

  • Use intelligent diagnostic equipment in maintenance and repairs of industrial machinery;
  • Observe relevant safety precautions in Mechatronics and other related Engineering practice;
  • Use relevant techniques to implement optimal designs and install automated machines and robots to meet the needs of the manufacturing and related industries;
  • Manage an enterprise effectively and efficiently.