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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest and broadest branches of engineering. It requires an understanding of  mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, material science, structural analysis and electricity. The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Cambridge Institute of Technology North Campus provides state-of-the-art infrastructure, well equipped laboratories, spacious classrooms and seminar halls and 100 mbps high speed internet connection for effectively delivering the coursework. Our highly qualified and industrious faculty provide hands-on training on the various mechanical concepts taught in classrooms through labs, workshops and Industrial visits. Students are also provided periodic industry visits and innovative projects so that they become conceptually and technologically prepared for the industry.

Furthermore, the department works personally with the students to enhance their analytical and logical reasoning skills. A profile is created for every student where their strengths and weaknesses are analysed, workshops are conducted to improve their weaknesses, their progress is monitored thus ensuring students are placement ready. For students who wish to pursue higher studies or turn entrepreneurs, the highly experienced faculty in association with Tequed labs & Abhiyantrana Technologies (On-campus Incubation centres) provide necessary guidance.


Dr. Manjunath. S 

Professor & HOD

Course Overview

To put it simply, mechanical engineering deals with anything that moves, including the human body, a very complex machine. Mechanical engineers learn about materials, solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, control, instrumentation, design, and manufacturing to understand mechanical systems. The subjects serve to familiarize students with basic concepts of thermodynamics, solid mechanics, metallurgy, kinematics, control
systems and even coding.

The curriculum for students of Mechanical Engineering has been designed with the specific target of creating industry-ready professionals at the Cambridge Institute of Technology. Mechanical students pursue the study of materials, solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, control, instrumentation, design, and manufacturing to understand mechanical systems. It develops the ability to design and create mechanical systems, including those used in the automotive, aeronautics, robotics, and manufacturing industries.

In addition to theoretical knowledge, students are provided real time challenges in the laboratories. To add to their experience, we have the R&D centre which undertakes funded projects to the tune of about Rs 4 crore in interdisciplinary domains such as Unmanned Air Vehicles, Ultra Sonic impact treatment, Micro Air Vehicles, Small Satellites, Evaluation of full-field temperature fields of high speed compressors and turbines through thermal paint tests, thin film sensors. The centre also takes up projects of social relevance such as lake monitoring, use of technology to ease traffic congestion, waste management etc. Students are encouraged to carry out in house final projects at our R & D centre during their final year and take up micro & mini projects during their second and third years, respectively.

Course Objectives

Mechanical Engineering is the study of materials, solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, control, instrumentation, design, and manufacturing to understand mechanical systems.

It develops the ability to design and create mechanical systems, including those used in the automotive, aeronautics, robotics, and manufacturing industries.

The subjects serve to familiarize students with basic concepts of thermodynamics, solid mechanics, metallurgy, kinematics, control systems and even coding.

Knowledge about software used in technical work like computer-aided design and mathematical modelling. The branch applies principles of engineering, physics and material science for the design, analysis, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical systems. 

Program Educational Outcomes (PEOs)
  • PEO1: Apply the acquired knowledge in core and allied subjects of Mechanical Engineering to assimilate, design, analyze and create innovative products and services incorporating safety, sustainability and cost effectiveness.
  • PEO2: Be self-directed and research oriented keeping abreast of the advancements of Mechanical Engineering concepts and technology to resolve application level issues.
  • PEO3: Exhibit competency, leadership, entrepreneurship, inter-personal skills, thrust to lifelong learning consistently with utmost concern for socio-technological, cultural and global environment.
Program Specific Outcomes (PSOs)
  • PSO 1: An ability to apply the knowledge of mathematics, materials and manufacturing technology to identify, formulate and solve industry related problems.
  • PSO 2: An ability to apply the principles of design, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, mechatronics and CAD / CAM tools to conceptualize and realize the physical systems and processes.
  • PSO 3: An ability to develop professional competency in manufacturing, power plants and production industry in the context of operations and maintenance.
Programme Outcomes (POs)
  1. Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems. 
  2. 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. 
  3. 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. 
  4. 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. 
  5. Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modelling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations. 
  6. 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. 
  7. 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. 
  8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice. 
  9. Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings. 
  10. 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. 
  11. 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. 
  12. 12. Life-long learning: Recognise the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Mechanical Engineering Placements & Opportunities

The Mechanical Engineering course at Cambridge Institute of Technology has been designed with the objectives of developing candidates that are able to apply the knowledge gained to identify, formulate and solve industry problems. To achieve this end, they are provided both theoretical and practice knowledge on the principles of design, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, mechatronics, and CAD / CAM tools to conceptualize and realize the physical systems and processes.

Our students are also provided training in the latest software tools, particularly for computational design and simulation. Such tools allow engineers and designers to take a project from the conceptual phase directly to a finished product, eliminating the need for prototypes. Along those lines, students who can take courses in 3-D printing will also improve their job prospects.

Mechanical engineers are projected to experience much faster than growth in engineering services as companies continue to contract work from these firms. Mechanical engineers will also remain involved in various manufacturing industries, particularly transportation equipment. They will be needed to design the next generations of vehicles and vehicle systems, such as hybrid-electric cars and clean diesel automobiles. The fields of alternative energies, remanufacturing, and nanotechnology may offer new opportunities for occupational growth

Professional Scope
A wide variety of careers and specialties from medicine to automotive, and from energy to aerospace, hold immense possibilities for mechanical engineers. Emerging high technology ?elds of nano-materials and biomechanics are further examples of areas where mechanical engineering plays a vital role. Furthermore, established areas of mechanical engineering such as design, manufacturing, automation and control are essential elements to devising large-scale complex systems that drive the global economy. Here’s a list of job roles that mechanical engineers can explore:  
  • Aerospace industry – researches, designs, manufactures, operates and maintains aircraft
  • Automotive industry – designs, manufactures, distributes and markets motor vehicles
  • Chemical indstry – covers oil companies, chemicals manufacturers and the businesses that support them (e.g. to build new plants or develop new process technologies)
  • Construction industry – designs and builds infrastructure, buildings and buildings services (e.g. heating and ventilation)
  • Defence industry – provides equipment, support and services for the armed forces and national security
  • Electronics industry – designs and manufactures components and complete equipment for sectors from automotive to medicine and the military
  • Fast moving consumer goods industry – manufactures products such as household cleaning items, personal hygiene goods and convenience foods
  • Marine industry – develops and helps operate vessels
  • Materials and metals industry – activities include developing new materials and manufacturing components or end products
  • Pharmaceuticals industry – develops and manufactures drugs
  • Rail industry – designs, constructs, manages and maintains rail system components from trains and tracks to electrical power systems and train control systems
  • Utilities industry – helps supply power, water, waste management and telecoms
Being a mechanical engineer, there are huge opportunities in national and global arenas as technology has been improving rapidly. Students have various paths in national level in the government sector which opts mechanical engineers for various types of work in HAL, BEL, BEML, ISRO, GTRE, DRDO etc. Private sector players such as VOLVO, Triveni Turbines, Mercedes Benz, etc also offer tremendous opportunities to mechanical engineers. Many of our students have been placed in national and global firms. We also have several MoUs with industry leaders that have been recruiting our students. To view the list of MoUs, click here.*

The Experience

The approach taken towards knowledge dissemination is a combination of theoretical and practical lessons. Mechanical engineers play a vital role in the industry and hence it is crucial that our students are presented with  opportunities to learn about and from industry experts. With lines blurring between various streams of engineering, bridge courses are offered to students. Conferences and Seminars from Industry stalwarts, organised by the department provides a practical dimension to things. Conceptual teaching through working models and project exhibitions encourage students to explore and innovate. Regular industrial visits help students get a feel of the industrial workplace. They also learn the latest industrial practices and technologies.

National Conference on Industrial and Information Technologies 2019 on 29 -30th April 2019.

VTU TEQIP 1.3 Sponsored Three days Workshop on ‘Realistic Approach on wear Mechanisms and Measurements’- September 21.09.2019 to 23.09.2019 

International Conference on Science , Engineering  and Management  (ICSEM -2020) on 24th -25th Jan2020

Industrial visit to BEML (Mysore plant)on 10th august 2019).

Training and Placement cell of CITNC conducted a webinar on “ Career Enhancement”, By Varsha K  C, TCS CSR  Zonal Head Bengaluru.

Webinar On “Glimpse on Nano Technology” was condcuted  on 10/06/2020  through Zoom Platform . Resource Person : Dr PV Krupakara, Professor  & HOD, Department of chemistry, Cambridge Institute of Technology North Campus