At the Department of Mechanical Engineering, we
are conscious of the fact that Mechanical Engineering, as a discipline, is the
traditional bed-rock of engineering. It is thus all-encompassing, based on
well-established laws of nature which are used through ingenuity to design and
operate functional products. These products can be basic, such as pulleys and
gears; conventional, such as engines and power-producing systems; or advanced,
such as control and automation systems for vehicles and machinery.
In spite of being traditional, mechanical
engineering has undergone quantum leaps in modernization due to rapid advances
in electronics and computer technologies. Engineering design, for example,
utilizes high-speed computing processes in design and manufacturing, as indeed
does computer simulation of fluid flows for the design of super-sonic systems.
The premium on mechanical engineering graduates has thus expanded from
traditional areas to hi-tech areas. They must thus integrate technologies
rather than remain isolated. This requires a multi-disciplinary outlook, which
we have been careful to incorporate into our syllabus while maintaining the
Curriculum is thus based on core areas, which
include Thermofluids and Thermal sciences, Engineering Design and Analysis,
Dynamics and Controls, CAD/CAM, and Manufacturing/Production Engineering and
These are based on core areas of “Basic
Sciences” such as Engineering Mathematics and Physics. Incorporating courses in
Computer Simulation, Computer Aided Engineering, Production Tooling and
Automation, Optimization, and Modeling and Simulation achieve modernization of
Classroom teaching is fortified by experiments
conducted in well-equipped labs with state-of-the-art machinery.
Currently, the Mechanical Engineering
Laboratories are in the areas of Thermo- fluids, Mechanics of Materials,
Controls, Manufacturing, Mechanical Vibration and Automobile Technology.
Students can thus typically carry out experiments to study heat transfer, fluid
flow, flow in convergent-divergent nozzles, steam production and power
generation in a power plant among other fundamental areas.
For computer programming, and the development
of engineering software, or the use of educational codes, students have access
to four computer labs of the College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.
Which are equipped with high performance Sun workstations in addition to
Projects carried out by graduating students
indicate the level of interest generated in them as well as the
multi-disciplinary involvement they have had to undergo, in the last semester.
Our graduates can expect to have a command on
engineering principles as well as a sound capability in converting concepts to
reality. They could find themselves in industry engaged with the maintenance
and operation of plant equipment such as boilers, compressors, and turbines,
with advanced engineering processes such as CAD/CAM/CAE, process simulation for
plant modifications, R&D applications, engineering management, or a variety
of similar areas.
The objective of our degree program is thus to
produce quality professionals in mechanical engineering who can contribute
valuably to the profession. The training our students thus get during their
studies in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the E&ME College
places them well to embark upon engineering careers in industry, R&D
organizations, or government and defense establishments
The students in the
Department of Mechanical Engineering at E&ME College are trained to perform
well in Industries, R&D Organizations, Government or Defense Establishments
during their Engineering career.