Mechanical Engineering Technology is designed to train students to develop a knowledge and understanding of basic principles of mechanical engineering practice and also apply their knowledge in the correct use, care of machines and equipment.

Units of instruction

  1. Safety: – personal, safety, movement, of materials, fire precaution, layout of workshop, machine tool safety rules, etc.
  2. Engineering materials: classification of materials, basic properties, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, non-metallic objects, heat treatment, forms of supply and storage.
  3. Measurement: measurement tools and instrument, use of micrometers and veneer measuring instruments.
  4. Making out: – marking out from datum face, tools and equipment.  Use of templet and formulate.
  5. Bench fitting: –
    1. The usage of, hand and bench tools, the work bench, backspins, files, hammers, chisels, scribers, taps and dies.
    2. Fastening and jointing, mechanical fasteners, riveted joints, soft soldered joints and common adhesives.
  6. Machines: – Power transmission, fitting assembly and alignment, maintenance and lubrication.
  7. Machining: –
    1. Drilling machines: -speed and feeds for drilling and reaming, spot facing, countersinking and counter boring.
    2. Lathe work: -step turning, parallel turning, taper turning, boring, reaming, facing and screw thread cutting) Milling machine; – spines, and gear cutting, slides and keyways and generating of flat surfaces.
    3. Pedestal and grinding machines: – grinding of hand tools.
    4. Surface grinding machines: -grinding of flat surfaces.
    5. Universal grinding machine: -for surfaces.
  8. Welding: Oxy – Acetylene Welding, Metal Arc Welding and Mig/Mag Welding
  9. Forging: – Upsetting, Drawing and Bending.
  10. Sheet Metal Work: – Forming and Fabricating
  11. Technical Drawing: – Geometrical Drawing, Pictorial Drawing, (Isometric and Oblique) Projections (1st and 3rd Angle Projections) and free hand Sketches
  12. Engineering Drawing: – Conventional Representations Work Drawing, Assemble Drawing, Sectional Views, Blueprints Reading and Machining Symbols.
  13. Trade Science and Calculations: – Friction, Force and Moments, Heat Transfer and Energy Conversion, Stress and Strain, Power Energy and Work Done.


 Mechanical Engineering Technology Certificate II – Technical Exams Unit.


Mechanical Engineering Technician

  • Part One (Met. I)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician Part Two (Met. II)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • HND Mechanical Engineering (Production or Plant Option)