The Bachelor's program in Mechanical Engineering Department is one of the oldest programs in IITG. It started in the year 1995, since then the undergraduate curriculum has been updated periodically to make it relevant for industrial needs and academic research works.
In today's world, the function of the mechanical engineer is constantly evolving. Mechanical engineers face new demands, possibilities, and difficulties as a result of advancements in manufacturing, transportation, infrastructure systems, materials, communications, and high-performance computing. What was originally a solo project has evolved into a collaborative effort. Mechanical engineers must have a wide range of multidisciplinary skills, a global perspective, entrepreneurial and management talents, and a grasp of market dynamics in today's industries. Mechanical engineers have traditionally been linked with sectors such as automotive, transportation, and power generation, as well as activities such as product design, analysis, and production. While mechanical engineers still dominate such operations, the range of possibilities for these experts has greatly increased. Mechanical engineers, for example, work on biological equipment, electronic components, smart structures, and innovative materials; they also work on advanced studies of human mobility, satellite control, and the creation of more efficient energy-transfer methods. Statement of Purpose: The Department of Mechanical Engineering at IIT Guwahati's goal is to transmit and acquire knowledge by: (a) educating engineers for leadership roles in industry, business, academia, and government; and (b) developing globally renowned research programmes. This goal is fulfilled via the delivery of an excellent curriculum, our students' involvement in renowned co-operative educational programmes, and the faculty's research activities. Program Objectives of Education Graduates will excel in fields such as engineering system design, simulation, and analysis, experimentation and testing, production, technical services, and research. Engineering, business, management and medicine are among the academic and professional disciplines that graduates will enter and finish. Graduates will be successful working with and managing multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, as well as communicating successfully with peers. Graduates will be aware of their work's global, legal, social, and ethical settings. Graduates will progress in their professions, taking greater degrees of responsibility and obtaining professional licence, for example. Student Outcomes a) ability to apply mathematics, science, and engineering knowledge; b) ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as analyse and interpret data; c) ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
The current curriculum is diverse including the SA courses and the HSS courses. Students now can choose electives starting from the 6th semester and this offers a lot of flexibility for those who want to pursue a research career in allied state-of-the-art fields.