The objective of the degree in Mechanical Engineering is to prepare and inspire students for careers that lead to leadership positions in academia, industry and government in areas related to fluid, solid, thermal and mechanical systems. Specifically, the programme aims to produce high quality graduate mechanical engineers with specialist academic knowledge and complementary professional and personal skills.
To attain these objectives, the programme has a core curriculum with a strong background in the basic and engineering sciences. It maintains a balance between classroom lectures and laboratory and design experience, and emphasizes the problem-formulation and solving skills that are essential to any engineering discipline. The programme also strives to develop in student, self-reliance, creativity, leadership, professional ethics, and the capacity for continuing professional and intellectual growth.
Mechanical engineering is a wide and diverse area of engineering disciplines and affects many aspects of our everyday lives. It involves designing, developing, installing, operating, and maintaining almost all objects with movable parts. Most man-made items involve mechanical engineering skills at some stage during development or manufacture.