Mechanical engineering

MECH, Mechanical, KINGSTON ENGINEERING COLLEGE, Kingston Group of Educational Institutions

Mechanical engineering is concerned with the responsible development of products, processes, and power, whether at the molecular scale or at the scale of large, complex systems. Mechanical engineering principles and skills are needed at some stage during the conception, design, development, and manufacture of every human-made object with moving parts. Many innovations crucial to our future will have their roots in the world of mass, motion, forces, and energy—the world of mechanical engineers.

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest and most versatile of the engineering professions. This is reflected in the portfolio of current activities in the department, one that has widened rapidly in the past decade.

Today, our faculty are involved in projects ranging from, for example, the use of nanoparticles to tailor the properties of polymers, to the use of nonlinear dynamics to control unsteady flow separation; from the design and fabrication of low-cost radio-frequency identification chips, to the development of efficient methods for robust design; from the development of unmanned underwater vehicles, to the creation of optimization methods that autonomously generate decision-making strategies; from the invention of cost-effective photovoltaic cells, to the prevention of material degradation in proton-exchange membrane fuel cells; from the use of acoustics to explore the ocean of one of Jupiter's moons, to the biomimetics of swimming fish; from the development of physiological models for the human liver, to the development of novel ways for detecting precancerous events; and from the use of nanoscale antennas for manipulating large molecules, to the fabrication of 3-D nano structures out of 2-D substrates.


Vision

The department of Mechanical Engineering strives to develop skilled, competent, ethical and versatile mechanical engineers capable of designing, developing and analyzing the complex problems and implementation of emerging engineering technologies, to solve the real time problems.

Mission

  • To impart quality education to the students to build their capacity and enhance their skills to make them globally competitive mechanical engineers.
  • To maintain a vital, state-of-the-art research enterprise to provide our students and faculty with opportunities to create, interpret, apply and disseminate knowledge.
  • To prepare our graduates to pursue life-long learning, serve the profession and society and develop intellectual, ethical and career challenges.

Programme educational objectives(PEOs)

  • PEO1 (Employability skills): To excel our graduates as engineers with strong foundation in technical skills, strength in design, and an ability to work with complex engineering systems.
  • PEO2 (Lifelong learning skills): To make our graduates to recognize the importance and to participate in continuous learning activities to enhance their higher studies/research, careers, personal interests and life goals.
  • PEO3 (Entrepreneur & Professional ethics): To inculcate our graduates to become industrial entrepreneurs to develop products, processes or knowledge and to solve technical or societal problems in context with contribution to the betterment of society.

Programme specific outcomes(PSOs)

  • Professional Engineers: To produce engineering professionals capable of synthesizing and analysing mechanical systems including allied engineering streams.
  • Employability skills: Ability to adopt and integrate current technologies in the design and manufacturing domain to enhance employability.

Programme 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.

Objectives

  • To create and sustain an academic environment conducive to academic and professional excellence.
  • To provide world class quality technical education to the inspired youth who join the institute through tough competition.
  • To create environment to foster technology incubation and relevant R & D.
  • To foster enterprising spirit among the students.
  • To create avenues for technical education and research in new and emerging technology areas.
  • To create a technology savvy campus and to impart value based education.
  • To create synergetic partnership with industries and R&D organizations.

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