Title of the Programme
The programme shall be Bachelor Of Engineering In Mechanical And Manufacturing Engineering
There is an increasing demand on market for the production of quality, reasonably priced and environmentally friendly products. This calls for improvement not only in quality of materials but also in the manufacturing techniques. Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering is a vital profession, which deals with industrial and community requirements. It calls for researching, management, planning, selecting the most economical method of manufacturing and modifying the design to suit particular manufacturing processes and addressing present market needs.
Very many industries management find themselves with shortage of technical resources and personnel and may end up reining their economy on expertise acquisition like any other developing countries. The role of the Mechanical and Manufacturing engineers is to actively participate in the manufacturing of precision products and supervision of these and others as community may need from time to time in changing burkinafaso’s image.
The study of Manufacturing Engineering involves the selection of machines, tooling, manufacturing systems, system design and product processing parameters. The focus of study will be in the manufacturing technology. The field of study includes :
a) Tooling for Production
The manufacturing of products requires appropriate tools. This area covers jig and fixture design, principles of tooling design such as locating and clamping. Theory of metal shearing and sheet metal bending are also introduced.
Computer aided design and manufacturing is a field involving the production of models and part programmes for Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines. The principles of Coordinate Measuring Machine are also introduced.
c) Design for Manufacturing and Assembly
Design for manufacturing and assembly (DFMA) provide students with the necessary concepts and procedures to understand the integration for manufacturing criteria into the product design process such as the principles for design of reliable and easy-to-produce components with having minimal cost, design of machined, powder metallurgy/particulates and casting parts. Materials selection and the benefits of DFMA in reduction part and assembly costs will also be discussed.
d) Metrology and Quality Control
Metrology is a study of the science of measurement involving accuracy and traceability of measurement. Quality control taught includes aspects of statistical quality control, product quality improvement and process capability.
e) Machining Technology and Processes
Machining technology for metals such as turning, milling and grinding is introduced. Modern machining such as the use of abrasive jet, electrical discharge, laser beam and chemical milling are also covered.
f) Other Technologies
Elective courses and other technologies taught include welding, casting, metal forming and plastic moulding. Their fundamentals and methods of processing are also described.
Mechanical and manufacturing engineers apply scientific and engineering knowledge to the development, manufacture and distribution of all types of products. They research, design, build, test, maintain and improve almost everything, from power plants and renewable energy systems to robots and cars.
In this degree, you’ll learn how to transform a design from a conceptual stage into a prototype and finally into a commercially viable product. You’ll integrate the knowledge gained from this degree into a framework and process that allows you to implement your designs, solutions and ideas in a commercial environment.
The Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering course is a broad discipline concerned with the design, development, manufacture, operation and maintenance of a wide variety machinery.
Manufacturing engineers design a product, select the best technologies and processes for manufacturing it and oversee the running, management, maintenance and improvement. Manufacturing engineers also get involved in quality management as well as environmental and life-cycle management. Manufacturing engineering is based on core mechanical engineering skills.
Mechanical engineers learn about materials, solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, control, instrumentation, design, and manufacturing to understand mechanical systems.
Practical engineering subjects form the core of the course in first year, while specialist modules in instrumentation, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, advanced manufacturing engineering, control and robotics provide a focus in second and third year. There is a twelve-week work placement during third year. Your placement lays the foundations of your career path and significantly improves your employability at the end of the programme. In addition, each student completes a project to design, test and/or manufacture of components.