Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering of Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, Katsina started its full time academic activities in 1981/1982 academic session with Pre-National Diploma (Pre-ND) and National Diploma (ND) programs under College of Science and Technology. Later on, in 1993/1994 session the Department introduces one year certificate courses in Elementary Mechanical and Automotive Technology Certificate (E.M.E.A.T.C.) and Intermediate Mechanical Engineering and Automotive Technology Certificate (I.M.E.A.T.C.). The Department falls under the College of Engineering with the establishment of the College in 2006. In 2008, the Department started Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mechanical Engineering (Production option) and later changed to Manufacturing option in 2018. The Department is planning to start part-time National Diploma and Higher National Diploma programs.


To produce high quality Mechanical (Production and Manufacturing) Engineers who contribute effectively in the process of building nation


  1. To impart quality technical education and research by collaborating with stakeholders and community.
  2. To adopt the best technical education method to maximize knowledge transfer by providing conducive atmosphere
  3. To create modern laboratory facilities to understand and implement theoretical concept in practical scenarios to match industrial necessities.
  4. To inculcate leadership skills, social responsibilities and life-long learning among students.


The following were the workshops own by the Department
  1. Automotive Workshop
  2. Fitting Workshop
  3. Foundry and Heat Treatment Workshop
  4. Machine Shop
  5. Welding and Fabrication
The following were the Laboratories own by the Department
  1. Autotronics
  2. Fluid Mechanics
  3. Materials Science
  4. Mechanics of Machine
  5. Mechantronics
  6. Metrology and Quality Control
  7. Refrigeration and Air-conditions
  8. Strength of Materials
  9. Thermodynamics


  1. To provide a contemporary grounding in professional responsibility, ethics, global and societal impact of Engineering decision, and the need for lifelong learning.
  2. To offer courses that instruct students on how to design, construct and interpret analysis on the experimental work
  3. To provide students with opportunities to designed and fabricate mechanical engineering systems, components and processes to meet specific needs and constraints in select courses throughout the educational program.
  4. To provide students with opportunities to participate in multi-disciplinary design teams and to develop knowledge on written and oral communication skill.


Engr. Dr. Ibrahim Mohammed obtained a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Aerospace Engineering from Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2018, Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Energy Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) in Mechanical Engineering from Bayero University, Kano in 2011 and 2004 respectively. He specialized in Aerodynamic, Heat Transfer, Mechantronics and Renewable Energy. Ibrahim has attended various Local and International Conferences and has published in reputable Local and International Journals. He was the immediate Project Co-ordinator of the Department of Mechanical Engineering; also, served as the Department Examination officer, he is currently the Head of the Department. He works with various Ministries in Katsina State Government. He joined the service of Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic in the year 2010. He has registered with Council for the Regulation of Engineers in Nigeria (COREN). He is happily married and the marriage is blessed with five children.