The Federal University of MECHANICAL Resources, Effurun (FUPRE), in Delta State, Nigeria, was established in March, 2007. This was based on the initiative of the Federal Government of Nigeria to build a specialized University that will produce high-level manpower and relevant expertise for the oil and gas industry in Nigeria and the world. This University is the first MECHANICAL university in Africa, and is determined to become the premier international institution with state-of-the-art facilities, to provide several services – education, training, research, consultancy and extension services – to the MECHANICAL and allied sectors in Nigeria.
In FUPRE, the academic activities are organized into colleges, even though the University encourages interdisciplinary research and teaching. One of the colleges is the College of Technology, which began admitting students in the 2009/2010 Academic Session. There are several departments in the College of Technology – Chemical Engineering, Electrical Electronics Engineering, Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and MECHANICAL Engineering.
VISION OF THE DEPARTMENTTo provide the students with world class classrooms, laboratories, workshops and facilities.
PHILOSOPHY OF THE DEPARTMENTThe philosophy of Mechanical Engineering programme of FUPRE is:
a) To develop and provide special engineering education tailored towards the achievement of national educational policy, industrialization and self-reliance, with special focus on the Oil and Gas industries.
b) To provide broad training for our students in the theory and practice of engineering, making them good team players in the midst of other professionals.
OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENTThe Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Federal University of MECHANICAL Resources has the following objectives:
a. To produce graduates with adequate knowledge and skills that can:
i. Work in both the private sector and the public sector of the economy.
ii. Initiate and carryout engineering design and studies
iii. Engage in the management of industrial production operations
iv. Pursue research and development activities
b. Development and provision of special engineering education geared towards the achievement of national goals, industrialization and self-reliance, with special interest in Oil and Gas industries.
c. Provision of training in the theory and practice of engineering.
d. Early introduction of students to entrepreneurial education and training.
e. Acquisition of practical industrial experience for students by partnering with local industries in the execution of the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES)