The department of Mechanical Engineering was established in 1921, one of the oldest department in the University.
The department is producing many leading engineers in mechanical engineering.
The department has three divisions: Thermo-fluid and Energy, Mechanics and Physics of Materials, Design and Manufacturing. Research programs are offered in 13 fields.
Towards effective use of energy and bettering the environment，education and research are conducted from both elemental and system aspects. Reliable thermo-fluid-energy machineries and highly efficient energy conversion systems are being developed by theoretically, experimentally, and numerically investigating complex mechanisms governing thermo-fluid phenomena.
The mission in this division is to promote research and education on multi-scaled analyses and experimental evaluation of structures and machine components, characterizations of mechanical, physical and chemical properties of materials, and formations of advanced materials by designing specific features of surfaces and of “solid mechanics”, “fracture control engineering”, “materials science” and “surface, interface and tribology”.
The mission of this division is to establish engineering solutions required for developing active but sustainable next generation social systems from the viewpoints of design, manufacturing, operation, and reuse/recycle of artifacts. Towards this goal, we are conducting education and research on system analysis and design, intelligent robots, control theory, emergent systems, and next-generation manufacturing technologies that cover wide range of phenomena in micro and macro levels, such as machine elements, mechanical systems, and social systems.