The aim of Mechanical Engineering programme at CUST is to provide graduates with solid academic foundation that enable them to grab very competitive professional positions and instill in them a habit of continuous learning for career advancement.
The objectives of Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering programme are as follows:
1. Produce graduates with the fundamental knowledge and skills for the practice of mechanical engineering in a broad range of industries.
2. Provide students with a broad and flexible curriculum with specialized electives that tailor to students’ career goals and to inspire them to pursue specialized studies.
3. Develop students’ communication, practical and innovative skills through group design, project work and industrial attachment.
4. Promote student's awareness of professional ethics, societal and moral responsibility to ultimately serve the cause of humanity.
The learning outcomes of this programme are to enable the graduates to:
- Apply acquired technical capabilities when solving engineering problems or in their graduate studies in the field of mechanical engineering or in other related fields.
- Use acquired professional knowledge and skills to work effectively either independently or in a team with all walks of colleagues to meaningfully display their professional expertise.
- Demonstrate a sense of responsibility as a professional member of the society with a view to furthering the interest of the nation as a whole.
- Communicate effectively and work productively in groups to secure highest level of customers’ satisfaction.
The graduates of Mechanical Engineering of CUST have the following potential markets:
1. Aerospace Industries at home and abroad - in the field of research, designing, manufacturing and maintaining aircraft.
2. Automobile Industries - in designing, manufacturing and marketing motor vehicles.
3. Construction industries - in designing and building infrastructure and services (eg heating and ventilation).
4. Defence Industries - in designing and producing mechanical equipment and military hardware.
5. Marine Industries - in building and maintaining water vessels.
6. Materials and Metals Industries - in developing new materials and manufacturing components or other end products
7. Rail Industries - in designing, constructing, managing and maintain rail system components from trains and tracks to electrical power systems and train control systems.
The “Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering” programme at CUST has a very pragmatic and intensive curriculum that teaches the students to generate an idea followed by its designing and production based on the changing market demand. Thus the students are allowed to acquire a broad range of knowledge and skills to attain a kind of mastery in bringing out befitting products. Here the students essentially needs to understand the forces and the thermal environment that a product, its parts, or its subsystems will encounter during its operation and accordingly, they are to design them for functionality, aesthetics, and the ability to withstand the forces and the thermal environment they will be subjected to. So, their cognitive domain is sharpened to have the ability to analyze and design objects and systems with motion. The very uniqueness of this programme at CUST is its long industrial attachment for as high as 06 credits (equivalent to 3 courses) where students come to know the relevance of “what we teach” and “what is being practiced in the field”. Such attachment thus serves as an important feedback mechanism for CUST to bring out desirable changes in its course contents, if needed, in the years to come. Importantly, during the industrial attachment, for 09 credits, the competent resource personnel of the concerned industry would serve as guest faculties of CUST and the assessment for that will essentially be done by them. Besides, as an employer you will have the opportunity to know the potential of a student before they are actually employed in your firm. It may be mentioned here that at CUST all lecturers and staff are passionate about the future of their respective industries and the students whose minds they shape and groom. Here efforts are always on to maintain the integrity of our courses and graduates by continuously shaping and updating the syllabus around industry needs and trends.