Program Overview

B.E. in Mechanical Engineering

Affiliated toDurationAcademic YearIntakeTheory ExamCurriculum
University of Mumbai4 years, Full Time2 semesters each120University of MumbaiSem I - VIII

Research Areas

The Faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering are experts in numerous disciplines and are involved in following research areas:

  • Smart Materials
  • Renewable Energy
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Undergraduate Labs

  • Thermal Engineering Lab (Steam Power Plant)
  • CNC Lab
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Refrigeration and Airconditioning
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Computer Lab
  • Strength of Materials
  • Theory of Machinery
  • Machine Shop
  • Workshop
  • Mechatronics
  • Machining Station

Graduate Labs

Smart Materials Lab
The Smart Materials Lab devises fundamental and applied research in the field of new materials development. The lab focuses on development of ferrofluids, silicone based composite structures, 3D printing materials among many other topics.

Program Overview

Mechanical Engineering is the branch of engineering that is generally concerned with understanding forces and motion and their application to solving problems of interest to society.

The field includes aspects of thermodynamics, fluid and solid mechanics, mechanisms, materials and energy conversion and transfer and involves the application of physics, mathematics, chemistry and increasingly, biology and computer science. Importantly, the field also emphasizes the process of formulation, design, optimization, manufacture and control of new systems and devices.

bemechanicalTechnical developments in the last decade have established the importance of interdisciplinary engineering and science and as a result, new technical disciplines within mechanical engineering have emerged. These new areas build on an understanding of the fundamental behavior of physical systems; however, the focus of this work is at the interfaces between traditional disciplines. Examples of the new disciplines include: micro- and nano-mechanical systems, simulation and synthesis, integrated complex distributed systems and biological engineering.

Vision

To develop a world class programme with excellence in teaching, learning and research that would lead to growth, innovation and recognition.

Mission

The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Program is to benefit the society at large by providing technical education to interested and capable students. These technocrats should be able to apply basic and contemporary science, engineering and research skills to identify problems in the industry and academia and be able to develop practical solutions to them.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  • To prepare students for successful careers in industry to meet the needs of Indian and Global companies.
  • To provide students with a sound foundation in the mathematical, scientific and engineering fundamentals.
  • To develop the ability among students to synthesize data, interpret them appropriately and be able to apply concepts to mechanical system design or to a mechanical subsystem of an interdisciplinary system.
  • To provide opportunity for students to work in their individual capacity as well as to function as teams on multidisciplinary projects.
  • To enable students for lifelong learning and introduce them to professional ethics and sustainable development.
  • To develop among students an attitude towards self-employment through entrepreneurship.

Program Outcomes (POs)

Engineering Graduates will be able to:

  • Engineering Knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • Problem Analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.
  • Design / Development of Solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal and environmental considerations.
  • Conduct Investigations of Complex Problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  • Modern Tool Usage: Create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • The Engineer and Society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  • Environment and Sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate the knowledge of and need for sustainable development.
  • Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  • Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations and give and receive clear instructions.
  • Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  • Life-long Learning: Recognize the need for and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

  • Student should be able to design and develop mechanical systems (design, thermal and manufacturing) using core as well as interdisciplinary skills.
  • Students should be able to generate and develop ideas that can result in self employment (eg. Start-ups) and also result in creation of more jobs for the society.
  • Students should be able to apply technical and managerial skills to work as good team leader as well as players in diverse interdisciplinary projects.
  • Students should be able to model and develop solutions for problems relevant to industry.