Mechanical Engineering finds applications in all fields of technology. These engineers are required in automobile, chemical, electronics, steel, and fertilizer industries. Mechanical engineers also play a vital role in government sectors like Ordinance factories, Railways, Steel plants, Oil exploration and Refining, technical wings of armed forces,Space Research Organisation, etc. With the rapid rate of expansion in the industrial sector, the employment potential for mechanical engineers is very high.
Mechanical engineers also have a good scope to set up ancillary units of their own and design and manufacture assemblies and subassemblies required for large industries. In agricultural sector, mechanical engineers play a vital role by establishing service centers for maintenance of tractors, oil engines, pump sets, electric motors and other agricultural equipments.
The Department runs the regular Mechanical Engineering course and Mechanical Sandwich course of four years duration.
BE (Mechanical Engineering) Regular Programme
B.E. (Mechanical) Engineering is a four years degree course consisting of 8 semesters (with 5 papers each) being conducted as prescribed by University of Pune. The course includes the various topics / subjects with which a Mechanical Engineer is concerned. The final year students are required to carry out project, which require an in-depth study in a particular topic that is chosen by a group of students (usually 3 or 4 students in a group). Some of the projects are industry sponsored.
BE (Mechanical Engineering ) Sandwich Course
The duration of the course is 4 years, which is the same as that of the regular degree course in Mechanical Engineering. During 5th and 8th semester students are sent to various industries of repute for a full fledged practical training programme of 6 months duration each time. The training of the students in industry is in two phases. The guidelines for training in both phases are prescribed by the University.
Faculty members from Maharashtra Institute of Technology frequently visit the industries where the students are undergoing practical training, with a view to check their progress and provide necessary guidance.
The students are required to report to the Institution every fortnight and discuss with the staff member incharge, about the progress of their work. At the end of the first phase of training, students are required to submit training report to the University as term-work. At the end of the second phase of training, students are required to submit training report and project & seminar report to the University as term work.
The course has been found to be very useful in developing the personality of a student as a practicing engineer and gives him an insight to understand and acquire engineering skills. The performance of our students is very much appreciated by the industry. The students have found the practical training extremely useful in getting employment in their career.
ME (Mechanical) Design Engineering
The department runs PG course in Mechanical Engineering with 'Design Engineering' discipline, started in the year 2011-12.
ME (Mechanical) Heat Power
From the academic year 2012-13, another PG course in Mechanical Engineering with 'Heat Power' discipline has started in the department.
Apart from the main library of the institute, the Department of Mechanical Engineering also has a library of its own. This contains the books that are commonly required by the students of this discipline. At present there are 550 titles available.
The course is assessed on the basis of theory, papers, practical's, term work and orals.