To provide researched based education that builds within students a solid foundation in mechanical engineering principles having critical and creative thinking, communication and problem solving abilities, and prepares motivated graduates possessing the ability of continuous professional growth.
Mechanical Engineering is an exciting/thrilling field of Engineering because it encompasses all Engineering aspects of almost everything that moves in the universe. Mechanical Engineers are concerned with the principles at motion, energy and force. Generally, a machine converts one form of energy or movement into another. It is the responsibility of engineers to design machines whose parts and assemblies function in a safe and reliable, efficient, and predictable fashion. Indeed, the numerous laws and principles developed by scientists are the everyday tools of the mechanical engineer. Anything the engineer does that is related to the motion and dynamics of heat, gas, air, liquids and solid materials. Smart structures and robotics requires the understanding and application of the underlying basic science.
Mechanical engineering encompasses many specialties. Mechanical engineers analyze problems to see how mechanical and thermal devices might help to solve the problems, Design or redesign mechanical and thermal devices or subsystems, using analysis and computer aided design, investigate equipment failures, develop and test prototypes of devices they design and oversee the manufacturing process.
Mechanical engineers design power-producing machines, such as electric generators, internal combustion engines, and steam and gas turbines, as well as power-using machines, such as refrigeration and air-conditioning systems.
Mechanical engineers design other machines inside buildings, such as elevators and escalators. They also design material-handling systems, such as conveyor systems and automated transfer stations.
Like other engineers, mechanical engineers use computers extensively. Mechanical engineers are routinely responsible for the integration of sensors, controllers, and machinery. Computer technology helps mechanical engineers create and analyze designs, run simulations and test how a machine is likely to work, interact with connected systems, and generate specifications for parts.
Mechanical engineers apply scientific methods to the solution of engineering problems. Mechanical engineering teaches design, analysis and simulation techniques to realize ideas and dreams to improve life on earth. It also teaches how to create and realize next generation products, systems and organizations.
The department of Mechanical Engineering missions by pursuing the following Objectives:
- To teach students lifelong learning skills, which will allow them to successfully adapt to evolving technologies throughout their professional career.
- To prepare students for employment and advanced studies.
- To teach students effective teamwork, communication, and interpersonal skills
- To continue to pursue a high level of research productivity.