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
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 Management.
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 the syllabus.
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 Pentium computers.
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
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.