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.