Major | Department of Mechanical Engineering


The department offers the Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) in Mechanical Engineering with the option of minor in any other stream of interest. The curricula of our undergraduate program have been designed to fill the existing gap between the industry and academia, so that we produce thorough professionals ready to face the challenges of the real world, including an understanding of the socio-economic, environmental, regulatory and ethical issues relevant to the engineering profession.

The flexibility of SNU's curriculum allows students to customize their programs to meet their own interests. Students combine core courses in math, science and engineering with electives in the arts, humanities, social sciences and business. Students build on their foundation throughout their program of study by engaging in experiential learning in order to gain a hands-on experience in applying classroom concepts in the real world.

A final-year project provides them the opportunity to work in multi-disciplinary teams to pursue an engineering idea from conception to design. Strong partnerships with industry and funded research provide great opportunities for undergraduate student research and internships. SNU’s engineering graduates are trained to understand the broad social, economic and ethical implications of their work and to be cognizant of their professional responsibilities. We work with a strong belief that our unique amalgamation of research and industry-led courses will establish SNU as a strong academic leader globally.

Program USP's

Unique facts (Reasons to join a Mechanical Engineering program)

    1. Faculty members with experience/degree from top-level foreign universities

    2. Research Driven, industry-oriented dynamic curriculum

    3. Experiential learning objective: more than 80% of courses are having projects/lab components.

    4. Support for foreign internships and participate in international conferences at the undergraduate level

    5. Periodical activities under technical clubs and societies to enrich subject knowledge and opportunities to interact, eminent academicians, or industry experts.

    6. Excellent track of the students going for higher studies: Purdue University, National University of Singapore, Texas A&M, CMU to name a few 

Interesting electives

    1. Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics

    2. Advanced Structural Materials and Applied Tribology

    3. Energy Conversion Technologies and Energy Management

    4. Surface Engineering

Research/ Project information (interesting research that aims to solve everyday problems or are unique)

    1.  Amphibian Robot, Humming Bird Robot, Flapping wing Robots, Underwater Bio-inspired robots - NRB Funded

     2. UP-CST funded projects - Performance improvement of Solar Energy Harvesting Systems using Phase Change Materials

    3. Hybrid Energy Harvesting Systems

    4. Naval Research Board funded project: Enhancing the Degradation Resistance of Marine Components 

    5. Development of Durable Self-Cleaning Surfaces (CSIR funded)

    6. Development of self-cleaning and anti-bacterial coatings using agriculture waste (rice husk)

    7. Developing systems to solve stubble burning problem 

    8. Vocal fold dynamics problems (DST sponsored project)

    9. Application of machine learning in the Assembly line balancing problem

   10. Energy harvesting from moving vehicles

Student accolades – Current or Alumni

    1. University Gold Medal 2015 - Siddharth Sharma (Mechanical)

    2. University Gold Medal 2016 - TS Shakhtivel (Mechanical)

    3. University Silver Medal 2017 - A Tejashi Roy (Mechanical)

    4. University Gold Medal 2019 - Ashwin Kumar (Mechanical)

    5. ICCAR Singapore 2020 Best presentation award - Parthsarathi Rawat

    6. First prize - American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Asia Pacific Student Design Competition

    7. Winner of Charpak Scholarship of Excellence by French Embassy - Siddharth Sharma

    8. Winner of UP-CST research grant by UG students

    9. Admission offer in top ranked universities - National University of Singapore (Fully-funded), Purdue University, CMU, Texas A&M (Funded)

Teaching pedagogy

    1. Experiential Learning approach - students learn while doing things

    2. Project-based learning experience offered at mechatronics lab. Benchmarked on MIT courses and taken beyond

    3. Going beyond textbook-based teaching by incorporating examples from our own research. This helps in creating deeper learning interests and better understanding amongst students

    4. Employing a mixture of traditional and state of the art methodologies to teach core courses. For example, while we strictly restrict the teaching using traditional board-chalk method of teaching, some courses involve an on-hand simulation of their physics using platforms like Mathematica or MATLAB, etc.