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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is a discipline of engineering that applies the principles of physics and materials science for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It is the branch of engineering that involves the production and usage of heat and mechanical power for the design, production, and operation of machines and tools. It is one of the oldest and broadest engineering disciplines.

The engineering field requires an understanding of core concepts including mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics, materials science, and structural analysis. Mechanical engineers use these core principles along with tools like computer-aided engineering and product lifecycle management to design and analyze manufacturing plants, industrial equipment and machinery, heating and cooling systems, transport systems, aircraft, watercraft, robotics, medical devices and more.

Career Opportunities

Mechanical engineers research, design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.

Duties of Mechanical Engineers

Mechanical engineers typically do the following:

  • Analyze problems to see how mechanical and thermal devices might help solve a particular problem
  • Design or redesign mechanical and thermal devices or subsystems, using analysis and computer-aided design
  • Investigate equipment failures or difficulties to diagnose faulty operation and to recommend remedies
  • Develop and test prototypes of devices they design
  • Analyze the test results and change the design or system as needed
  • Oversee the manufacturing process for the device

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering fields. Mechanical engineers design and oversee the manufacture of many products ranging from medical devices to new batteries.

Mechanical engineers design power-producing machines, such as electric generators, internal combustion engines, and steam and gas turbines, as well as power-using machines, such as refrigeration and air-conditioning systems.

Mechanical engineers design other machines inside buildings, such as elevators and escalators. They also design material-handling systems, such as conveyor systems and automated transfer stations.

Like other engineers, mechanical engineers use computers extensively. Mechanical engineers are routinely responsible for the integration of sensors, controllers, and machinery. Computer technology helps mechanical engineers create and analyze designs, run simulations and test how a machine is likely to work, interact with connected systems, and generate specifications for parts.

The following are examples of types of mechanical engineers:

Auto research engineers seek to improve the performance of cars. These engineers work to improve traditional features of cars such as suspension, and they also work on aerodynamics and new possible fuels.

Heating and cooling systems engineers work to create and maintain environmental systems wherever temperatures and humidity must be kept within certain limits. They develop such systems for airplanes, trains, cars, schools, and even computer rooms.

Robotic engineers plan, build, and maintain robots. These engineers plan how robots will use sensors for detecting things based on light or smell, and they design how these sensors will fit into the designs of the robots.



Dr. Raji Rajan

HoD & Associate Professor

B.Tech Mechanical Engg. M.Tech Production Engg

Adarsh Ramachandran

Asst. Professor B.Tech Mechanical Engg. M.Tech Advanced Manufacturing & Production Mana

Vishnu Lal

Asst. Professor B.Tech Mechanical Engg. M.Tech Energy Management

Rahul N R

Asst. Professor B.Tech Mechanical Engg. M.Tech Industrial Engg.

Sethu Sathyan

Asst. Professor B.Tech Mechanical Engg. M.Tech Thermal Engg.

Anoop Thanckachan

Asst. Professor B.Tech Mechanical Engg. M.Tech Machine Design

Abhijith T S

Asst. Professor B.Tech Mechanical Engg. M.Tech Production & Industrial Engg.

Akash D

Asst. Professor B.Tech Mechanical Engg. M.Tech Industrial Engg.

Akhil V M

Asst. Professor B.Tech Mechanical Engg. M.Tech Manufacturing Engg.

Akshay K Nair

Asst. Professor B.Tech Mechanical Engg. M.Tech Machine Design

Anoop A Pillai

Asst. Professor B.Tech Mechanical Engg. M.Tech Engineering Design

Mukil M V

Asst. Professor B.Tech Mechanical Engg. M.Tech Engineering Design
Department Association

Department of Mechanical Engineering is having an active student association called ARMEOS (Association For Royal Mechanical Engineers of SNIT) was inaugurated in the academic year 2016-2017.The Mechanical Association is committed to blossom into Outsourcing dedicated and competent engineers to shoulder the responsibilities of transforming the nation into a technologically, socially and culturally advanced one.The Mechanical Association, ARMEOS was inaugurated on 12th April 2017 at mini auditorium of SNIT by Sri Rajeesh, Deputy General Manager, ISRO Trivandrum. Principal Dr George Chellin Chandran and HoD Prof. Praveen Dathan delivered presidential address and welcome speech.Followed by lighting of lamp and inaugural address by chief guest Dr. Sri Rajeesh. He delivered a talk on the topic ‘The Space mission’. Rather than a scientific talk, it was related with the history of space mission, development of ISRO and its contributions to the world. In the talk he also mentioned the projects undertaken by VSSC and the various launching by PSLV’s and their future plans. The talk was interesting and at the same time knowledgeable.


  • A job oriented training programme was conducted by CADD Center Adoor
  • A FDP was conducted by INCAETEK on the topic Product development in 30/11/2017 for faculties
  • An orientation class on the topic product development and design was conducted for S7 students by INCAETEK.
  • A County Cricket tournament was conducted under the association on 13 Jan 2018.
  • A Cancer awareness camp was conducted on 18th Jan 2018.

Go Kart Developed by Second Year Students

A type of open wheel car developed by an enthusiastic group of second year Mechanical Engineering students at SNIT. This was their first Go Kart manufactured from scrap. They used an old 135cc engine with 10Bhp power. The engine is mounted on the rear side with self starting and it is tuned for high performance. The first test drive was flagged off by the Mechanical HOD Dr. Raji Rajan. The students have reached their first milestone with hardwork and dedication. Asst Prof Adarsh Ramachandran supported the students to make their idea of Go Kart into reality.

Carol for a Cause

S7 Mechanical Engineering students celebrated their Christmas with inhabitants of Gandhi Bhavan,Pathanapuram. SNIT appreciates and upholds your love and concern for fellow human beings.We are very proud of you..Our budding Engineers.

Fourth Year Mechanical Engg. students Secured first prize in Startup i3

Fourth year Mechanical Engg. students secured first prize in startup i3 camp held at Eranad Knowledge City.

Team Queen visited SNIT for promotion

Team queen film visited SNIT as part of their promotion journey. Fourth Mechanical Engineering students organised the event at SNIT

Presented ideas for innovative urban farming in the 9th idea day organised by Kerala Startup mission.

Our students showcased their ideas for innovative urban farming in the 9th idea day organised by Kerala Startup mission. Christy George Mathew , Midhun Raj and Jijo Mathew all from S8 Mechanical department represented SNIT TBI on the idea day organised at IIM Kozhikode.

Think Pink :-: Breast Cancer Awareness Program

Mechanical Engg. department organised a breast cancer awareness program.


Department Labs and Workshops

The budding Engineers of our Department experience practical realization of their theoretical concepts by acquiring practical experience in the following Workshops and Laboratories of the Department.