The Mechanical Engineering course at PES University, has been carefully designed to meet current day requirements and equip students with fundamental and advanced state of the art knowledge and skills, which are very much essential to compete in the world of changing trends in technology. The Mechanical Engineering Department supports the following research domains.
- Thermo-Fluids Engineering
- Advanced Composites Research Centre (ACRC)
- Centre for Advanced Machine and Structure Design(CAMSD)
- Centre for Automobile Research & Excellence (CARE)
Mechanical engineers are uniquely placed to play key roles in wide range of industries: automotive (from the car chassis to its every subsystem—engine, transmission, sensors); aerospace (airplanes, aircraft engines, control systems for airplanes and spacecraft); micro-electromechanical systems, or MEMS (sensors, actuators, micropower generation); energy conversion (gas turbines, wind turbines, solar energy, fuel cells); environmental control (HVAC, air-conditioning, refrigeration, compressors); automation (robots, data and image acquisition, recognition, control); manufacturing (machining, machine tools, prototyping, micro-fabrication).Through clever use of analysis, modeling, design, and synthesis, they solve important problems with good business potential
Mechanical engineers’ familiarity with various mathematical and physical laws and workmanship make them apply their skills and knowledge in multiple areas especially using various student teams like: PACE, Team HAYA (Formula Racing team) & Team AEOLUS (Aero design team) who have won various awards and nominations, nationally and internationally; There are other teams like, Team ICARUS (Aero Design Team), Team Samkaran (Hybrid car project) and various student chapters of professional bodies, like SAE India Chapter and FPSI Student Chapter which have active student participation. Students have also even been extremely successful with computer applications, IT and software companies. The placements of the students of the department has been exemplary with engineering equipment companies and software companies include the leading Indian and multinational firms. Students aiming for further studies have performed creditably in entrance tests by leading academic institutions.
To constantly improve the learning outcomes the University has put in place:
- Campus Wide Quality Improvement Program (CWQIP)
- Gifted Student Development Program (GSDP)
- Total Student Development Program (TSDP).
These programs are actively monitored by the management.
The students participation in diverse activities on campus and other competitions play a key role in shaping the identity of PES University students. Among the student community one can find keen awareness of leading tech events, knowledge of the wide range of opportunities available and participation in summer programs, internships, boot-camps on current technologies and similar activities.
The Department faculty have a rich heritage of having done many funded research works like, Thermal analysis of Radiator using nano-fluids, Drag reduction using trapezoildal winglets, Transient boiling and condensation, Scramjet combustion etc. The department also has a track record of organizing prestigious national and international conferences, seminars and symposia on varied subjects and signing MoUs with many Industrial partners. The faculty and students also work with the CORI team in high-fidelity research over various domains.
The Department has state-of-the-art infrastructure. The labs include: subsonic Wind Tunnel, Reddy shock tube, Water Tunnel, 200 ton Hydraulic Press, High Velocity Oxy-fuel Spraying Equipment, Grid Blasting Machine, Slurry Test Machine, Air Jet Erosion Machine, Salt Spray Tester, Pin-on-disc Scratch Test Machine, Vicker’s Micro-Hardness Tester, Rapid Prototyping Machine and 100 ton UTM. It is home to the PACE (Partners for Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education) lab, an initiative of General Motors Inc, USA.
The faculty of the department has an impeccable record in research and consultancy. Many funded projects are underway. The faculty regularly gets published in reputed peer reviewed international journals and participates in national and international conferences. Many high-end projects with leading institutions are already on the anvil and the teaching faculty are avidly pursuing its formalisation.