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B.Tech (Hons) | Mechanical Engineering

Programme Overview

  • Mechanical Engineering is one of the most sought-after disciplines in the field of engineering. This programme applies the principles of Engineering, Physics, Mathematics and Material Science to design, manufacture, test and maintain mechanical systems. Graduates get to maintain and manufacture machines so as to deploy these to solve real-world problems.
  • The stream is custom-made for those with an inquisitive mind and with a keen interest in designing and maintaining machines.
  • With CMR University ranked amongst the best, students get to apply experiential learning along with mechanical science towards solving problems. The mechanical engineering curriculum is designed to offer students the best of both the theoretical and practical worlds.
  • Study of newer technology elements such as 3D Printing, and Design also forms a core component of the study of mechanical engineering. CMR’s team of experts also ensure that students undertake projects in tandem with keeping up with industrial standards.

Students can obtain the Honors programme by earning 20 additional credits.

Career Opportunities

  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Noise and Vibrations Specialist
  • Mechanical Stress Engineer
  • IC Engines
  • Refrigeration Specialist

Programme USPs

  • Ability to develop and implement innovative ideas on product design and development using modern computer aided tools ensuring manufacturing practices of the developed product addressing social and industrial needs.
  • Ability to utilize engineering knowledge with advanced engineering tools to conceptualize, model, design and manufacture mechanical systems and processes.
  • Apply knowledge in thermal sciences to solve engineering problems by utilizing advanced thermal technology.
 

Programme Educational Objectives

  • To prepare mechanical engineering graduates with an outstanding knowledge of mathematical, scientific, engineering, technology, management, humanities and various other interdisciplinary subjects for a successful career in Design, Thermal and Manufacturing Domains.
  • To equip graduates with broad based knowledge to support the service industries, economic development and to address social and engineering challenges of the nation.
  • To inculcate graduates with leadership skills including high level of integrity and ethical values for team building and team work.
 

Programme Outcomes

  • Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and electronics and communication engineering principles to the solution of complex problems in electronics and communication engineering.
  • Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex electronics and communication engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, and engineering sciences.
  • Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex electronics and communication 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 related to electronics and communication engineering problems.
  • Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex electronics and communication 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 electronics and communication engineering practice.
  • Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional electronics and communication 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 electronics and communication 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 electronics and communication 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.
 

Programme Duration

4 Years (8 Semesters)

Programme Type

Full Time

Eligibility Criteria

Candidate who has Passed 2nd PUC / 12th Grade / Equivalent Exam with English as one of the Languages and obtain a minimum of 45% of marks in aggregate in Physics and Mathematics along with Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology / Electronics / Computers (40% for reserved category candidates). Candidate must also qualify in one of the following entrance exams:- AIEEE / JEE / CET / COMED-K / CMRUAT or any other equivalent entrance examination conducted by recognized Institution / Agency.

For Diploma Holders
Diploma holders in Engineering with a minimum of 50% marks in the final examination, conducted by the Board of Technical Examination, Government of Karnataka or its equivalent, are eligible for admission to the corresponding branch of Second Year Engineering.

 

Programme Structure

I / II Semester (Physics Cycle)

I / II Semester (Chemistry Cycle)

III Semester

IV Semester

V SEMESTER

VI SEMESTER

VII SEMESTER

VIII SEMESTER

Professional Elective - I

Professional Elective -II

Professional Elective - III & IV

Open Electives

Open Elective – I

Open Elective – II

Laboratory

CAED & RAPID PROTOTYPING LAB

‘A drawing is worth thousand words’

Engineers are a special breed of professionals who employ the art and science of spatial visualisation as a means of communication. The oft-repeated clichés are: engineering drawing is the language of engineers and design is the essence of engineering. Students are made industry ready to read the industrial drawings with 3Dimensional projection knowledge. Facilities like CAD software, Laser Cutting Machine and 3D Printers are provided to implementprojects. It is yet another instance of Technology-Enhanced Learning

WORKSHOP PRACTICE

Working on components with hand tools and instruments, mostly on work benches is generally referred as fitting work. In workshop students are exposed to marking, filing, sawing, scraping, drilling, tapping, grinding, gauging, welding, soldering, etc., using hand tools or power operated portable tools. Students are given small project work to make household utilities like kitchen spoon, display models and electrical appliances

MATERIAL TESTING LAB

This lab acts as a supplement to theory subject Mechanics of Materials. Students acquire the knowledge of engineering properties of materials and their applications. The lab has equipment for testing of materials for their mechanical properties. Students conduct experiments on Universal Testing Machine, various hardness testing machines (Rockwell, Brinell, Vicker’s), Wear, Impact and Torsion testing machines to characterise variety of engineering materials based on their properties.

Computer Aided Machine Drawing Lab

Mechanical Engineers need to visualize a machine or its components before it is manufactured this is facilitated by Design drawings. In the current industrial trend CAD modelling is an imperative skill expected from all Mechanical engineers. Students practice the development of 3D drawings of machine components and perform virtual assembly using industry leading mechanical design software “Solid Edge ST 10”. The lab is equipped with high end computer systems having latest Solid Edge ST 10 software.

Manufacturing Process (Foundry and Forging) Lab

A foundry produces metal castings. Metals are cast into shapes by melting them into a liquid, pouring the metal into a mould, and removing the mould material after the metal has solidified as it cools. The most common metals processed are aluminium and cast iron. However, other metals, such as bronze, brass, steel, magnesium, and zinc, are also used. In this process, parts of desired shapes and sizes can be formed. Students are given hands on training to realise the processes involved in manufacturing machines.

Machining Techniques (Machine shop)

Students can fabricate their projects using the shop equipment. This course imparts knowledge of machining skills and basics of metal removal process. The Machine Shop is equipped with Centre Lathes, Drilling Machines, Shaping Machines and Milling Machine. Also, the machine shop is equipped with high quality cutting and precision marking tools. The students learn about the working principle of various cutting tool used for machining purpose in industries.

Fluid Machinery (Fluid mechanics) Lab

Fluid Machinery is used for conversion of fluid energy into mechanical energy. Students explore the forces involved in fluid flow. It covers measuring devices and techniques, error analysis in experimental works and analysis of assumptions in the theory of fluid mechanics. Individual experiments are conducted on calibration of veturimeter, orificemeter, flow nozzle, V-notch etc. It also includes experiments on impact of jet on vanes, determination of major and minor energy losses, friction coefficient etc. Group experiments consists conduction of performance test on Pelton wheel, Francis and Kaplan water turbines, single stage and multi stage centrifugal pumps, reciprocating pump, reciprocating air compressor and air blower.

Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) Lab

CIM embodies three components essential to the implementation of flexible design and manufacturing: the means for information storage, retrieval, manipulation and presentation; the mechanisms by which to sense state; and modify substances and methodology by which to unite them. With the inception of computer integrated manufacturing machine in manufacturing setup, precise and reliable machine without human intervention during the machining process has enabled reduction in operational hazards in the job. The students are trained to learn and demonstrate the above in the form of exercise using CNC machines.

Mechanical Measurements and Metrology Lab

Metrology and Measurements Laboratory provides practical knowledge in precision geometrical measurements. MMM is equipped with various basic mechanical and optical instruments for precision measurement of length, angle, force/pressure, strain, temperature and surface integrity. In this lab students acquire practical knowledge in calibrating systems used for the measurement of various physical parameters like force/pressure, strain, temperature etc. Metrology is the science of measurement, which is divided into three basic overlapping activities. The first being the definition of units of measurement, second the realisation of these units of measurement in practice, and the last traceability, which is linking measurements made in practice to the reference standards.

Internal Combustion Engines Lab

The lab is designed to train the students in the design test and operation of internal combustion engines. Students conduct experiments on performance, operation, fuel requirements and environmental impact of IC engines. Students explore the design features and operating characteristics of different types of internal combustion engines. Facilities are provided to evaluate the engine performance using a computerised engine test rig.

Finite Element Analysis Lab

Apart from linear modeling which takes one step further, the skill set of students in non-linear structural modeling& analysis in the framework of the finite element method is required to solve real time problems. The engineering practical experience with the modeling pipeline of commercial FE software is carried out for industry with a special emphasis on implementation of physical and geometric non-linearities.

Mechanical Vibrations (Design) Lab

The lab focuses on practical study of static and dynamic forces, with the study of vibration and degrees of freedom for mechanical systems. Students demonstrate operation of machine kinematics and dynamics such as governors, gyroscopes, balancing machines and universal vibration facilities. Experiments are conducted to calibrate photo elastic materials using photoelasticity.

Assessment and Evaluation

The University follows Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), which provides choice for students to select from the prescribed set of courses and earn credits. Students are awarded grades based on their performance for each courses in a semester and Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA), which is a measure of academic performance of a student in a semester. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is used as a measure of overall cumulative performance of a student over all semesters. However, the CGPA is invariably calculated from second semester onwards to facilitate students to know their academic progress.

Every Programme has a prescribed Curriculum or the Scheme of Teaching and Evaluation. It prescribes all the courses/ laboratory/ other requirements for the degree and sets out the nominal sequence semester wise. Curriculum also includes SWAYAM and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), offered by premier institutions. A student desirous of additional exposure to a course, without the rigors of obtaining a good grade, ‘audits’ a course that helps him to have an edge over others in placements.

The evaluation system to assess the student is comprehensive and continuous during the entire period of Semester, by the faculty who is teaching the course. Continuous Internal Evaluation (CIE) and Semester End Examination (SEE) constitute the major evaluations prescribed for each course, with only those students maintaining a minimum standard in CIE are permitted to appear in SEE of the course. CIE and SEE to carry 50% weightage each, to enable the course to be evaluated for a total of 100 marks, irrespective of its credits.

Before the start of the Academic session of each semester, a faculty may choose for his course Internal Assessment Test and a minimum of two of the following assessment methods with suitable weightage for each: Assignments (Individual and/or Group), Seminars, Quizzes, Group Discussions, Case studies/Case lets, Practical orientation on Design Thinking, Creativity & Innovation, Participatory & Industry-integrated learning, Practical activities / problem solving exercises, Class presentations, Analysis of Industry/Technical/Business Reports, Reports on Guest Lectures / Webinars / Industrial Visits, Industrial / Social / Rural projects, Participation in Seminars/ Academic Events/Symposia, etc. or any other academic activity.

The Semester End Examination for all the courses for which students registered during the semester shall be conducted at the end of each semester. Some of the courses, where the student performance is evaluated through CIE, may not have SEE.

The makeup examination facility shall be available to those students who have appeared and failed in the SEE in one or more courses in a semester.

 
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