Mechanical Engineering plays a major role in structuring the real world, the systems we use, the means by which we commute and the energy that powers these to deliver the basic necessities of life. Mechanical engineers design, manufacture and maintain machinery used by all disciplines of engineering. This discipline has attracted outstanding individuals and helped in addressing the crucial technical challenges in the contemporary world. The career path of a mechanical engineer is largely determined by individual choice – a unique advantage in an ever-changing competitive world. The studies of mechanical engineers focus on material science, solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, controls, hydraulic machines, design and manufacturing. To summarize, the versatility, wide-ranging scope and universal relevance of mechanical engineering opens up career avenues in all possible branches of the engineering profession.
The department currently offers the following programs:
- Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Mechanical Engineering, with the option of minor in any other stream of interest.
- Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
Our core objective is to develop leaders of tomorrow and conduct translational research to address major technological bottlenecks. We are in the process of developing state-of-the-art laboratories that not only cater to the undergraduate curriculum, but also foster research in various specialized and interdisciplinary areas. There is an array of specialized mechanical engineering subjects such as energy conversion, materials processing, MEMS, microfluidic devices, fracture mechanics, nano mechanics, bio-mechanics, tribology and vibrations which this department intends to develop as Centers of Excellence. This creates potential career opportunities in diverse areas within industry, government and R&D, such as automotive industries, railways, power generation, environment, medical and manufacturing industries.
The curricula of our undergraduate program has been designed to fill the existing gap between the industry and academia, so that we produce thorough professionals ready to face the challenges of the real world, including an understanding of the socio-economic, environmental, regulatory and ethical issues relevant to the engineering profession. To achieve this goal, the department is absorbing the best talent globally by hiring faculty members who have wide-ranging experience of academics and research as well as industry. In addition, we are focusing on collaborations with various industries to design relevant curricula and to provide students with an exposure to the real world.
We work with a strong belief that our unique amalgamation of research and industry-led courses will establish SNU as a strong academic leader globally.