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B.Tech. I Mechanical Engineering

Programme Overview

What is Mechanical Engineering?

The Mechanical Engineering is one of the most sought-after disciplines in the field of engineering. This program applies the principles of Engineering, Physics, Mathematics and Material Science to design, manufacture, test and maintain mechanical systems.

Who should study Mechanical Engineering?

If you have immense love for designing, developing, operating and maintaining machines, then this field is definitely your calling. Mechanical Engineering is one of the most versatile fields of engineering, and with the world leaning towards automobiles, mechanical engineering is a sure-shot way to a successful career.

What will I study in this course?

With CMR University being ranked among the best universities for mechanical engineering in India, the programme is designed to enable students to apply engineering science, experiential learning, project based learning and research experiences to real-world problem-solving. The curriculum is carefully designed to ensure flexibility. It includes generative design, non-conventional energy and 3D printing technology, thus enabling students to channel their creativity and keep pace with the rapidly evolving technologies. To become technology-savvy in their domain, students are permitted to undertake interdisciplinary projects suiting the industry applications.

What are the career opportunities after the completion of this course?

Some of the most prominent mechanical engineering career options include Mechanical Design Engineer, Noise and Vibrations Specialist, Mechanical Stress Engineer, IC Engines and Refrigeration Specialist and many more.

Students can further enhance their knowledge/skills by obtaining an “Honours” degree, for which they need to earn 20 additional credits. The courses offered for the “Honours” programme are integrated into the programme structure.

 

Programme Duration

4 Years (8 Semesters)

Programme Type

Full Time

Eligibility Criteria

Passed in 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).

 

Program Structure

The Mechanical Engineering Syllabus for each semester is given below:

 

I Semester

II Semester

III Semester

IV Semester

V SEMESTER

VI SEMESTER

VII SEMESTER

VIII SEMESTER

 

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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