The major in Mechanical Engineering is structured around in-depth courses in the mechanics of machines, mechanical design, thermo-fluids, materials, manufacturing, and manufacturing systems. The use of simulation and design, and extensive hands-on courses on experimentation and design-to-manufacturing provide a rich understanding of innovation in these fields. The overall approach is to integrate the different subfields and bring out the cross-disciplinary nature of engineering in general, and Mechanical Engineering in particular.
The curriculum is designed to address two aspects, viz., breadth in engineering via the Engineering Foundation coursework, and depth in the discipline via the major core courses. The focus is on strong and rigorous fundamentals, applications to engineered equipment and systems, and hands-on learning of products and equipment in a multi-subject setting. The pedagogy emphasises questioning, experimenting and developing learning skills to face a career where change is the norm. Students are exposed to the engineering of products and design in a laboratory setting using contemporary tools of analysis and design, including software packages widely used in engineering industries. Teamwork is emphasised alongside strong engineering skills.
One of the unique aspects of an Ahmedabad engineering education is its Engineering Foundation. The Engineering Foundation is a core that is common to all engineering majors. It comprises courses that cover the foundational knowledge of most engineering disciplines It encompass topics in electrical, computer science, chemical and mechanical engineering, amongst other fields. Besides imparting breadth, these courses will enable students and graduates to work in interdisciplinary teams and provide a robust foundation to becoming a contemporary engineer.
On completion of the major, the student will be able to:
Graduates in mechanical engineering are equipped for a variety of tasks spanning a range of industries, services, and other fields. Career paths include working in engineering fims, entrepreneurship, and undertaking further studies globaly. The cross-disciplinary focus of the curriculum equips graduates with the ability to learn and grow in new fields, which is essential to pursuing a successful career in moost engineering and technology settings.
|Offered by||School of Engineering and Applied Science|
|Programmes||Bachelor of Technology|
|Degree||Bachelor of Technology|
|Minimum Programme Credits||146|
|Minimum Major Credits||86|
|Mechanical Engineering is also offered as a MINOR|
All students entering the undergraduate programme complete our common core, The Foundation Programme, in the first year. The Foundation Programme is designed around four Studios, each of three credits. They are:
Democracy and Justice
Environment and Climate Change
The studios deliver interdisciplinary learning around six domains:
Data Science, Communication, Behaviour, Constitution & Civilisation, Materials, and Biology & Life.
|Humanities & Languages Elective|
|Social Sciences: Managerial Economics OR Microeconomics OR Macroeconomics|
|Biological & Life Sciences Elective|
|Mathematical & Physical Sciences: Data Science|
|Performance & Visual Arts Elective|
|GER Elective 1: Communication I|
|GER Elective 2: Communication II|
|GER Elective 3: Multivariable Calculus|
|GER Elective 4: Any course at the university outside the major|
|GER Elective 5: Any course at the university outside the major|
|Materials Science and Engineering|
|Mechanics of Rigid Bodies|
|Fundamentals of Computer Programming|
|Electronics and Magnetic Circuits and Devices|
|Sensors, Instruments and Experimentation|
|Design, Innovation and Making|
|Communication III: Engineering Report Writing|
|Differential Equations and Linear Algebra|
|Kinematics and Structure of Machines|
|Dynamics of Machines and Vibrations|
|Control Engineering Theory and Applications|
|Materials and Processes of Manufacture|
|Design, Materials and Manufacturing|
|Thermal Energy Systems|
|Manufacturing Systems and Operations|
|Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing|
|Integrated Mechanical Laboratory I|
|Integrated Mechanical Laboratory II|
|Learning Factory Project|
|Introduction to Composites|
|Solar Thermal Energy|
|Production and Operations Management|
|Computational Fluid Dynamics|
|Renewable Energy Technology|
|Machine Vision, Learning and Applications|
|Internship + Undergraduate Thesis/Capstone Project OR
Off-Campus Industry Project (summer plus one semester)
Free Electives provide flexibility to students to customise their education at the University.
All students will complete 30 hours of engagement with society to develop a sense of engagement, concern, build problem solving skills, and understand the role of an engaged member of a society. This will be done through a mandatory course, Engagement with Society, that would be a graduation requirement. This course can be taken anytime during the stay at the University but it is advised that the student engage with the courses during the first two years at the University. The 30 hours of volunteer work may be completed during one semester or during the Winter or Summer Break.
Note: Most courses have a laboratory/workshop course attached to it to provide hands-on learning. Some courses are exclusively laboratory/project-based courses.