This department shares the view with others that there is a need to develop postgraduate training facilities in mechanical engineering to meet the manpower requirements of industries, government departments and academic institutions. This postgraduate course, that combines both formal lectures and self-motivated research, aims to meet the present need. In order to facilitate greater participation of practising engineers in industries and government departments, the course has been structured to have built-inflexibility.
Flexible Instructional Features
In order to facilitate greater participation of potential students, intensive instructions are given over a period of three to four weeks per semester. After each period, candidates return to their normal place of employment to study on their own and complete prescribed assignments. Teaching periods will preferably be in the three to four weeks prior to the commencement of each semester of the academic year. A maximum of two subjects can be taken in each semester. The flexibility built into the programme has employers in mind, who might otherwise be unwilling to release their employees for studies over a prolonged period.
There is no course duration set for the course, but students are normally expected to complete the course in less than three years, i.e., four to six semesters.
Four subjects come under this category out of which at least two subjects including Research Methodology & Computation should be taken. Each course carries 3 credits.
Each student is required to engage in a research project and write a dissertation for which 6 credits will be earned. Topics for the project will preferably be chosen to aid in the solution of specific industrial problems in consultation with the student's academic supervisor.
Elective subjects contain topics dealing with current advances in technology which are grouped together under three subject areas. A minimum of four subjects should be taken from groups A, and C. Each subject will be covered in 35-42 lecture hours. Candidates will earn 3 credits upon successful completion of each subject.
In order to complete the degree requirements, each student is expected to earn 24 credits (six subjects plus a dissertation).
Course examinations will take place when the students return to the University for subsequent instruction periods. The award of the Degree of Master of Technology will be made in accordance with the Rules of the University's Higher Degrees Committee.