"Scientists investigate that which already is; Engineers create that which has never been." - Albert Einstein, Physicist.
It is the one among top engineering programs of our institution with a strong and clear vision for the future. Mechanical engineering is a broad field of engineering that involves the use of physical principles for design, analysis, manufacture and maintenance of mechanical systems. It encompasses areas such as energy, fluid mechanics, dynamics, combustion, vibration, design, manufacturing processes, systems modeling and simulation, mechatronics, robotics, mechanics of material, rapid prototyping and composites. Traditionally, it has been the branch of engineering that through the application of physical principles has enabled the creation of useful devices, as tools and machines. Mechanical engineers use principles such as heat, force and the conservation of mass and energy to analyze static and dynamic physical systems, helping to design objects. To do their job, mechanical engineering analyze needs, formulate and solve technical problems through an interdisciplinary, and relies on scientific developments, translating into elements, machines, equipment and facilities to provide adequate service through the rational use and efficient use of available resources.
Mechanical engineers should possess a thorough understanding of engineering science as well as analytical and practical skills in one of many basic mechanical engineering specialties. The mechanical engineering at Alva’s, educates students in logical thinking, a prerequisite for professional competence in addition to the curriculum. The curriculum consists of basic theory courses complemented by practical experiences in dynamic systems and controls, design, experimentation, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, manufacturing and materials. Elective courses are offered in several areas including refrigeration and air conditioning, design of heat exchangers, biomass engineering, automotive engineering, energy conversion, internal combustion engines, automation, robotics, turbo-machinery, and others. The selection of elective courses is dictated by the interests and goals of the student with the aid of the departmental advisors.
Mechanical engineers are employed in virtually every kind of industry. They are involved with finding new knowledge through research, creative design and development, and with the construction, control, management, and sales of the devices and systems needed by society. A major strength of an education in mechanical is the flexibility it provides in future employment opportunities for its graduates.
The course aims to meet the needs of those who wish to update and enhance their knowledge in those areas of mechanical engineering which are most relevant to the needs of modern industry. It is expected that this will improve students’ career prospects and subsequently lead to Chartered Engineer status. With 30 plus faculty and lecturers, 15 staff, over 450 undergraduate students Alva’s Mechanical Engineering is a tremendous force in generating new paradigms in mechanical engineering. Faculty members are well recognized for their foresight, innovation and impact of their work, evident by the distinguished academic result earned by the institution in its region during its very 4 years of performance.
‘We Shall Innovate’ – Dr. Joseph Gonsalvis
The Mechanical Engineering department has inaugurated the students’ forum “MECH MAESTROS” on 23rd August 2011. The inaugural ceremony was headed by the Chief Guest Dr. Joseph Gonsalvis, Principal, St. Joseph Engineering College, Mangalore. On this occasion, technical talk on “WE SHALL INNOVATE” was delivered by Dr. Joseph Gonsalvis. The talk specifically focused on how the evolution of research began and how human aligned himself to the nature as decades elapsed. Also gave an insight about future research scopes
A Technical talk on “BRIDGING THE SKILL GAP” was delivered by Mr. Anantharam, Cluster Manager, CADD Centre, Bengaluru on 26th August 2011. In the talk, invitee refreshed the students with the beneficial aspects of the courses available in the premises.
A Technical talk on “Heat transfer in IC Engine” was delivered by Dr. Abdul Sharif, Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, PA College of Engineering, Mangalore, on 6th September 2011. The talk focussed on principles and characteristics of heat transfer using appropriate charts and tables.
Mr. Shariq Abdul Rahiman, has Participated in National level student-technical fest “AUTO WISSEN-12”, organized by Vachana Pitamaha Dr. P.G. Halakatti College of Engineering and Technology, Bijapur and won First place in Paper presentation on the topic “Hyper Car”
Mr. Chethan Ravi B.R. and Mr. Shreenivasa Prasad, participated in National level technical fest “ENVISION-12”, organized by Srinivasa Institute of Technology, Valachil, Mangalore and won 2nd place in Paper presentation on the topic “Hydrogen fuel cell as future energy carrier”
Mr. Naga Bhushan, has presented a paper entitled “Development of a New Biodegradable Friction Material in Brake pads by using Palm Kernel Shell” in National level technical symposium, Tech-Trends-12, organised by Annamacharya Institute of Technology & Sciences, Rajampet, Andhrapradesh on 10th March 2012 and won Third Prize in Paper Presentation.
“MECH MAESTROS”– Mechanical Engineering student forum organized the celebration of “Gandhi Jayanthi” on Saturday, 1st October 2011. Lt. Col. John S. Serrao (Retd.) was the Chief Guest for this function and the invitee briefed about the various modes of entry into the Indian Armed forces. He also shared his experience about his life in Indian Army and urged the young engineers to develop patriotism and to join the armed forces to serve mother India.