The Department of Mechanical Engineering was established in 2010, and since then, it has been an integral element of KMEA Engineering College. The department provides a mechanical engineering undergraduate programme that is approved by APJ Abdul Kalam University. Yearly 90 students are admitted, and it has produced mechanical engineers of the highest calibre.
Mechanical engineering is one of the oldest and most diverse engineering specialties that deals with the creation, manufacturing, and use of machinery. Understanding of fundamental concepts like mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics, materials science, structural analysis, and electricity is necessary for this subject. The teaching and learning process is improved with the help of an academic advisory committee comprising the external experts from academic and industrial specialists. Young, exceptional engineers who are academically excellent in both theory and practise are moulded by the department.
The department features well-equipped labs where the students get practical training. To mention a few, there are labs for machine tools, heat transfer, refrigeration and air conditioning, internal combustion engines, fluid mechanics and machinery, CAD/CAM, CNC machines, metrology, and others. Additionally, our division has a CNC turner facility centre that is permitted for Tuner Factory & Engineering's commercial manufacturing. Additionally, the department provides consulting in the area of CNC turning equipment.
The department and Universiti Teknologi MARA in Malaysia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate student exchange programmes and academic and research interactions. In order to provide our students internship opportunities and industry-academic interaction, the department has also inked MOUs with Sunsenz Solar, Popular Automobiles, Poomkuddy Automobiles, Amy Jewellery and Designers, J and G Toolings Ltd, and Tritech Design Academy. We also collaborate with the State Resource Council (SRC) to provide our students value-added courses in MEP & QAQC.
Students and faculty are assisted in their research and projects by the departmental research centre. By taking part in research-focused programmes and quality improvement trainings, all faculties actively work to enhance their standards. The projects of our students demonstrate their technical quality and expertise, and they have won awards in contests held at the state level. Faculty members have publications in highly regarded international journals. The department has launched a new venture called GARAGE, which will serve as a platform for turning the concepts of our students into cutting-edge automobile learning in the present.
The department has an official student organisation called "ARME" that routinely organises co-curricular and extracurricular activities. Department participates actively in ISHRAE (professional body involved in air conditioning and refrigeration). The Department is a leader in the entrepreneurship and start-up industries. Our cell for ongoing education is fantastic. To improve the technical abilities of young people, the cell provides a CNC turner course through PMKVY and ASAP. These courses demonstrate the department's dedication to social issues.
The department routinely holds FDPs, workshops, seminars, and invited speakers. The Department's biannual newsletter, MECHVOICE, which highlights the department's accomplishments during the current semester, is published. The department is also a leader in extracurricular pursuits. The participation of the pupils in academic, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities is encouraged. Conferences, tech fests, and sports events all see enthusiastic participation from our students.