Annual Report 2019

Parent, Teachers, Pupil


Advisory council


Mechanical engineering

Department of Mechanical engineering

Mechanical engineering is the discipline that applies the principles of engineering, physics, and materials science for the design, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It is the branch of engineering that involves the design, production, and operation of machinery. It is one of the oldest and broadest of the engineering disciplines.

The engineering field requires an understanding of core concepts including mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics, materials science, structural analysis, and electricity. Mechanical engineers use these core principles along with tools like computer-aided design, and product lifecycle management to design and analyze manufacturing plants, industrial equipment and machinery, heating and cooling systems, transport systems, aircraft, watercraft, robotics, medical devices, weapons, and others.


Vision Statement

Through the excellence of its people, the Department of Mechanical Engineering will be recognized as a leader of its discipline in a manner that exemplifies the traditions of learning, discovery, and engagement. The department will be a desirable place to study and work, with our community comprising the best and the brightest, because of research and educational programs grounded in the mechanical engineering sciences and set within the context of meeting important societal needs.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering has three tenets that center on the principle of improving lives and livelihoods:

. To create knowledge through research in the science and technology of mechanical engineering;
. To share knowledge through educational programs and the dissemination of our new discoveries; and
. To develop the professional potential of faculty, staff, and students.
. As skilled researchers, we bring the principles of mechanical engineering to bear on important problems of national, and even global, implication: energy and the environment; health and safety; information and cyberinfrastructure; and national security.
. Our research portfolio encompasses traditional areas of mechanical engineering, as well as emerging and interdisciplinary ones. Through initiative and innovation, we expand the frontiers of the mechanical engineering profession.