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Department of Mechanical engineering

Mechanical engineering is a very broad field that involves the application of physical principles for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It is made up of a number of subdisciplines concerned with the mechanics, kinematics (movement), and energy of physical objects. Practitioners of mechanical engineering, known as mechanical engineers, use principles such as heat, force, and the conservation of mass and energy in contributing to the design of vehicles and aircraft, heating & cooling systems, buildings and bridges, industrial equipment and machinery, and much more.


Subdivisions of Mechanical engineering

Like divisions, subdivisions of Mechanical Engineering are pages in the (Topic namespace) and their names start with the "Topic:" prefix. Some subdivisions of Mechanical Engineering such as Applied Mechanics can be shared by multiple departments both in Engineering and by multiple schools. Schools that use (link to) the same department should cooperate to develop the department. If you want to add another subdivision to Mechanical Engineering, you can use the Template:Subdivision boilerplate template to start a subdivision.


Subject areas of Mechanical engineering

You can add links to pages on various subject areas here. However, such pages should ultimately be moved to the appropriate subdivision of mechanical engineering. To add additional subject pages to this division, edit the Mechanical engineering template. Other subdivisions should have their associated templates.
You can also use a template to start off a new page. For example, if you want to use a subdivision boilerplate then type {{subst:Template:Subdivision boilerplate}} into the edit box and press save.

Design and manufacturing

  1. Theory of machines
  2. Machine design
  3. Production engineering
  4. Mechanical design
  5. Production management
  6. Quality control
  7. Computer aided design
  8. Computer aided Manufacturing
  9. Dynamics of machines
  10. Kinematics of machines
  11. Tribology (friction and wear)

Dynamics and control

  1. Automatic control
  2. Control in energy systems

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Division news

  • December 17, 2007 Member phoenixnem joined the division!
  • October 11, 2007 Member gustable joined the division!
  • August 4, 2007 Division page given a new look.
  • October 11, 2006 Member Wahib Tannoury joined the division!
  • October 05, 2006 Member Hawwari joined the division!
  • October 03, 2006 Member navarai joined the Division!
  • September 25, 2006 Member Moo7a joined the Division!
  • August 22, 2006 - Division founded!


  • Moo7a 01:21, 25 September 2006 (UTC)
  • cvasques 17:34, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
  • Jamesontai 16:57, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Discussion forum

Get to work writing lessons! Simply make a link to the name of the lesson (lessons are independent pages) and start writing!

We need to decide which courses we are going to study. You can add, modify or delete courses. We also need to write a brief course description. I'm working in this Finally, Majors in Mechanical Engineering are usually

I guess we can start focusing on Power Engineering & Design Engineering as they contain most of the important courses in the field of Mechanical Engineering.

--Moo7a 01:22, 25 September 2006 (UTC)

--navarai 12:28 pm, 03/10/2006 i want to know when we can begin? i can help anyone in Production Engineering, engineering Management,Planning

--Hawwari 14:15, 05/10/2006 i can help with any subject related to the Automotive, just let us start

--Ozgur 13:50 10/26/06 before we get to add information on these divisions or majors in our Mechanical engineering section , we ought to start with engineering fundemantals such as thermodynamics, Kinematics and Dynamics ,Materials etc. After establishing that fundemantal knowledge base , we may go through in these majors' tecnical stuff.

--Tesla Fan 04:27, 10/27/2006 I am willing to supply this project with illustrations using AutoCad. I agree with Ozgur.

--Vrecion 10:02, 29 October 2006 (UTC) I started to work on CAD/CAE/CAM lessons. While English is not my mother tongue, I will appreciate help and comments.

--- Ajay I would be glad to support the project with lessons on Solid Mechanics and Fluid Mechanics

--- Landagen 04/06/07 There are tons of courses that need to be done. I think we should start with looking at an accredited school and using their degree plan to help determine what courses need to be done. I think most colleges have a very similar degree plan.

--- Peter 4-21-07 As a Mechanical Engineer at the University of Michigan, once I figure out how to add pages and such, I can help with various topics, especially Statics and Materials.

---Brahmaparush 5-14-07 As a student of architecture at Kazan State University of Architecture and Building Design, I am willing to help with Statics. I can also contribute by sharing work experience with various analytical programs.

--- Hi there, finally a breath of fresh air here. I was hoping someone here can point me in the right direction of some kind of good quality live development, motivational seminar? The ones I have seen are just way to expensive, so maybe you have some alternative suggestions. Thanks Flybeers



"In the workplace, employees are not in competition with each other but have to work together to get the product out the door. Those mechanical students who understand this from the get-go will go a lot further." -Charlotte Thomas (from From Mechatronics to Medicine, Mechanical Engineers Push Employers' Hot Buttons", Graduating Engineer, 2007)

"An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes, which can be made, in a very narrow field." —Niels Bohr


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Things you can do

  • Add your class notes to the relevant subject page.
  • Do an applicable research paper and publish it here after it is graded.


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