DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL AND MAINTENANCE ENGINEERING

Dr. Michael A. Conteh – Senior Lecturer & HOD

[B.Eng. (USL – Sierra Leone); M.Sc. (UCT – South Africa; Ph.D. (SIUC – USA]

Background

The department of Mechanical and Maintenance Engineering is one that combines two engineering disciplines – Mechanical Engineering and Maintenance Engineering. While mechanical engineering is concerned with the design and analyses of machines of all types (including but not limited to automobiles, airplanes, power generation systems, biomedical instrumentation, robots, manufacturing systems, household appliances, fluids that interact with machines and the materials from which machines are constructed), maintenance engineering is concerned with the practice of ensuring these machines/products live out their service lives efficiently and at an optimum cost. Thus, the aim of the department is to produce mechanical and maintenance engineers that will be able to apply the knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to design systems, components or processes to meet desired needs of society within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.

The program leading to a B.Eng. (Hons.) degree in Mechanical and Maintenance Engineering is a five years programme with the first year spent doing foundation courses which are common for all engineering disciplines. These courses, which are run at the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, include Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The students are exposed to the departmental modules at year two. In the transition from year 4 to 5, the students are placed in industry for at least four months where they are exposed to the rudiments of real-life engineering practices and problem solution.

The following are courses offered in the department of Mechanical and Maintenance Engineering:

 

YEAR 1

SEMESTER 1

CHEM 115 – Chemistry for Engineers I;

FOST 110 – Foundation Course;

FENG 110 – Workshop Technology;

FENG 111 – Technical Writing and Professional Communication;

FENG 113 – Engineering Principles;

FENG 114 – Statics;

MATH 110 – Introduction to Calculus;

MATH 111 – Introduction to Applied Mathematics;

MENG 110 – Engineering Graphics;

PHYS 111 – Physics.

SEMESTER 2

CHEM 125 – Organic Chemistry for Engineers;

FENG 120 – Workshop Practice;

FENG 123 – Engineering Principles II;

FENG 124 – Introduction to Computer Aided Design;

FENG 125 – Dynamics;

MATH 120 – Calculus I;

MATH 121 – Applied Mathematics II;

PHYS 121 I Physics II.

YEAR 2

SEMESTER I

FENG 212 – Applied Electricity I,

FENG 213 – Computer Aided Design;

MATH 210 – Calculus II;

MATH 212 – Methods of Applied Mathematics II;

MENG 213 – Applied Mechanics I;

MENG 214 – Engineering Thermodynamics I.

SEMESTER 2

EENG 222 – Applied Electricity II;

MATH 220 – Calculus II;

MATH 225 – Introduction to Numerical Analysis;

MENG 220 – Computer Aided Design;

MENG 223 – Applied Mechanics II;

MENG 224 – Fluid Mechanics I.

YEAR 3

SEMESTER I

EENG 314 – Power Engineering I;

FENG 310 – Engineering Mathematics I;

FENG 311 – Technical Writing and Presentation;

MENG 312 – Engineering Thermodynamics II;

MENG 313 – Mechanics of Materials;

MENG 314 – Manufacturing Processes;

MENG 315 – Plants, Components and Systems.

SEMESTER 2

FENG 320 – Engineering Mathematics II;

MENG 321 – Energy Studies;

MENG 322 – Fluid Mechanics II;

MENG 323 – Mechanics of Machines I;

MENG 324 – Industrial Engineering;

MENG 325 – Manufacturing Processes II.

YEAR 4

SEMESTER 1

FENG 410 – Engineering Mathematics III;

FENG 411 – Management Procedure and Organization;

MENG 410 – Engineering Thermodynamics;

MENG 411 – Fluid Mechanics III;

MENG 412 – Industrial Economics;

MENG 415 – Mechanics of Machines II;

MENG 416 – Mechanics of Solids;

MENG 417 – Engineering Design & Drawing.

SEMESTER 2

FENG 420 – Mini Project;

FENG 421 – Engineering Seminar;

MENG 420 – Heat Transfer;

MENG 421 – Turbo Machinery;

MENG 422 – Industrial Management;

MENG 425 – Controls Theory I.

YEAR 5

SEMESTER 1

MENG 500 – Dissertation;

FENG 510 – Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation;

FENG 511 – Professional Ethics;

MENG 510 – Power Plans Engineering;

MENG 514 – Production Engineering I;

MENG 515 – Material Science;

MENG 516 – Mechanical Vibrations;

MENG 517 – Measurement & Instrumentation.

SEMESTER 2

MENG 500 – Dissertation;

MENG 520 – Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning;

MENG 524 – Production Engineering II;

MENG 528 – Reliability & Quality Control Engineering.

The profile of the academic staff, Technicians and other supporting staff are given in the tables below.

Academic Staff Profile

 

No.

 

Name

 

Qualification

 

Teaching Areas/Research Interest

Date of First Appointment & Designation
1 Dr. Michael A. Conteh B.Eng Hons. (USL); M.Sc. (SA), PhD (USA); MSLIE TEACHING AREAS:

Undergraduate

Thermodynamics; Fluid Mechanics; Engineering Design/Drawing

Postgraduate:

Power Production Systems

RESEARCH INTEREST:

Energy Recovery & Storage;

Hydropower Engineering; Energy Modelling; Energy Policy; Energy Efficiency.

Sept. 2000

Senior Lecturer and Head of Department

2 Dr. Kelleh G. Mansaray B.Sc. (USL) 1986; M.Sc. (Germany) 1992; Ph.D. (Canada) 1998; FSLIE

 

TEACHING AREAS:

Undergraduate

Engineering Thermodynamics; Fluid Mechanics; Energy Studies; Engineering Design/Drawing

Postgraduate:

Renewable Energy Technologies

RESEARCH INTEREST:

Renewable energy technologies; Energy efficiency and policy; Rural development/poverty reduction; Greenhouse gas mitigation; Solid waste management & utilization

Sept. 2008

Associate professor/Dean of Faculty

3 Dr. Ogulande R. Davidson B.Eng. (USL); M.Sc. (Manchester); Ph.D (Salford); FAAS; C.Eng.; FSLIE. TEACHING AREAS:

Undergraduate

Professional Ethics

Postgraduate:

Introduction to Energy Policy and Sustainable Energy Resources; Energy Efficiency & Energy Economics

RESEARCH INTEREST:

Climate Change;

Energy Efficiency & Conservation

Sept. 1979

Professor

(On Contract)

4 Dr. Sheriff Kamara B. Soc. Sc, (USL); B.Eng (USL); MBA (UK); MSc (UK); ACCA (UK); Ph.D. (UK). TEACHING AREAS:

Undergraduate

Engineering Graphics; Computer Aided Design; Industrial Economics & Management; Material Science

Postgraduate:

Research Methods

RESEARCH INTEREST:

Energy Efficiency; Incinerators; Waste Management

Jan. 2013

Lecturer I

5 Dr. Mohamed Konneh B. Eng. (USL); PgDTE (Islamic University, Dhaka); M.Eng. (University Technology, Malaysia); Ph.D. (University Technology, Malaysia). Undergraduate

Engineering Graphics; Manufacturing Processes; Measurement & Instrumentation

August 2019

Senior Lecturer

6 Mr. Sahr T. Nyalloma B.Eng Hons. (USL); M.Sc. (Toledo, USA) TEACHING AREAS:

Undergraduate

Engineering Principles; Engineering Thermodynamics; Mechanics of Machines; Mechanics of Solids; Controls Theory; Engineering Design/Drawing

RESEARCH INTEREST:

Mechanical vibrations on Thermal and Hydroelectric Power Plants.

Sept. 1995

Lecturer I

7 Mr. Edward B. Lamin B.Eng Hons (USL) 1994; Dip.Ed. (USL) 2000; M.Sc  (University of Manchester, UK) 2005 TEACHING AREAS:

Undergraduate

Maintenance Procedure & Organization; Quality Control & Reliability Engineering; Engineering Design/Drawing

RESEARCH INTEREST:

Maintenance Engineering

Quality Control & Reliability Engineering

Sept. 2005

Associate Lecturer I

8 Mr. Sidi Bakarr B.Eng. (USL); MPhil. (USL), TEACHING AREAS

Undergraduate

Plant Components and Systems;

Production Engineering.

RESEARCH INTEREST:

Engineering Management

Energy systems

April 2017

Associate Lecturer II

9 Mr. Robert E. Jonjo B.Eng Hons. (USL) TEACHING AREAS:

Undergraduate

Statics; Dynamics; Applied Mechanics; Mechanics of Materials.

RESEARCH INTEREST:

Mechanical vibrations and Material Science

2018

Research Teaching Assistant

 

 

No. Name Designation Qualification
1 Mr. Victor S. O. Cole Principal Laboratory Technician B. Eng. (General)
2 Mrs. Salma R. Kamara Secretary Cert.(Secretariat Studies); Diploma (MS Applications)
3 Mr. Basiru Kamara Technician Secondary School Education
4 Mr. Alfred Johnson Technician Cert. in Solar Installation
5 Mr. Mohamed Lebbie-Conteh Messenger/Janitor BECE