Since the industrial revolution of the 18th century, "machines" have made remarkable evolution and been widely spread. Then, they have become the driving force of industrial development and have supported our society in various scenes.
Nowadays, together with the technological advances such as information technology and fusing with other related fields such as electronics, bioengineering, and medicines, the concept of “machine” is further expanding, including intelligent machine and robots, information machines connected to the networks, and machines functioning in extreme or micro environments that were never thought of before.
Mechanical engineering is a basic discipline that has supported such evolution of “machines”, and various technologies related to "machines" and "manufacturing" are the culmination of the efforts devised by many engineers and researchers majoring in mechanical engineering.
However, the development of industries through mass production and mass consumption has also caused global energy and environmental problems.
Therefore, from now on, mechanical engineers have to contribute to realizing a "sustainable society", which is safe and secure and has less environmental impact, and have a mission to solve the related problems from the global perspective, considering the social influence of science and technology.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering continues challenges to the breakthrough of "machines" that creates new technological innovation so as to support such a "sustainable society" and will cultivate mechanical engineers and researchers who can respond to the demands of future society.