Mechanical engineering involves the analysis, design, manufacturing and maintenance of various systems. It is one of the oldest and broadest engineering disciplines.
Mechanical engineering is an essential to a wide range of activities that include the design, development, manufacture, management, and control of engineering systems, subsystems, and their components. Typically the manufacturing, power, aerospace, automotive, materials and processing industries employ mechanical engineers. As a result of the recent rapid expansion of technology, mechanical engineers also have become increasingly involved in computer aided design and visualization; robotics; bio-engineering; solar; wind and ocean energy sources; and space exploration. The breadth of the field provides the mechanical engineers with many possibilities for a satisfying career.
The Mechanical engineering Department of the Al- Kabir Polytechnic was established in the year 1994 to fulfill the requirement of skilled workers in the region by providing them a variety of professional courses which is mainly technical and vocational in nature under one roof. Currently the intake capacity of this department is 120. The course study allows the student to start his own business or get a decent job at a reputed place. The Department with its richly integrated curriculum is committed to impart high quality education and training to the students. We have young and energetic as well as industrial experienced faculty members to bridge the gap between the academics and latest industrial trends.
The primary objective is to impart technical education at diploma level. Efforts are being made to prepare technicians of a level comparable to the best in the country and to meet the present and future needs of the industry.
The Department envisions a concept of quality engineering education that will play leading roles in the technological development of the country which is the core for economic development.
The department is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and modern infra-structure facilities, to help efficient learning of engineering principles and hand-on practical training. Different laboratories are involved in experiments and projects. The laboratory staffs are highly skilled and experienced and keep up-to-date with latest technologies and equipments.
Material testing: The mechanical department of Al-Kabir Polytechnic has a comprehensive range of metallurgical and mechanical testing laboratory with a dedicated machine shop to provide specimen preparation. Test specimens are prepared for metallic and non-metallic materials in the evaluation of tensile, compression, impact, weldability, fatigue and bend properties.
Applied mechanics: This lab is useful in formulating new ideas and theories, discovering and interpreting phenomena, and developing experimental and computational tools. Typically, engineering mechanics is used to analyze and predict the acceleration and, deformation of elastic and plastic material under known forces (also called loads).
Hydraulics: Lab deals with the mechanical properties of liquid. Fluid mechanics provides the theoretical foundation for hydraulics, which focuses on the engineering uses of fluid properties. In fluid power, hydraulics is used for the generation, control, and transmission of power by the use of pressure liquids. Hydraulic topics range through most science and engineering disciplines, and cover concepts such as pipe, and fluid control circuitry, pump, water turbine, and many more.
Workshop: This lab deals with skills shared with students of various machine tools and equipment. It may include theoretical as well as practical tips and exercises for learning the art of machining.
CAD/CAM: Computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing lab is the use of computer in the field of design and analysis. CAD/CAM is drafting methods which help the students to convey all symbolic information such as materials, processes, dimensions, and tolerances, according to application-specific conventions.