Mechanical Engineering

Samson Yohannes Degefe

Head, Mechanical Engineering Department

 Message from Mechanical Engineering Department Head 

Dear staffs and students,

On behalf of the entire mechanical engineering department society, I would like to heartily you well joined the department. My appreciation goes out to your parents, teachers and everyone who has supported and walked with you in the process of your way to join the real engineering department (mechanical!). On our way we should have to prove that with great competence, hard work, compassion and the real for excellence we can accomplish anything.

Remember professional integrity, discipline, excellence, honest, fairness, teamwork and dedication are the keys to success. I want to tell you to be open to the unexpected, about making room for the improbable and unlikely. You need to improve yourself through experiences and further studies.

Together we can establish competent and contemporary systems we are striving-where citizens are living the life they deserve.

Finally, I would like to remind you our doors are open for guidance and counseling in academic aspects. Wishing you the best in teaching and learning endeavors and may all your dreams be filled with God’s blessings.

God Bless Us!


Mission statement of Mechanical Engineering Department:

We offer an education that prepares our students to become leaders of the engineering profession and one which empowers them to engage in a lifetime of learning and achievement.

Objectives of the Mechanical Engineering Department

  • To develop the trained manpower at the B.Sc. level for designing and operating machines, machine tools and other equipment that is needed for the industrial development of Ethiopia.
  • To carry out the basic research and development needed in creating methodologies and identifying suitable material and machinery for starting industries for Ethiopia's agricultural and industrial development.
  • To provide students with educational experiences that prepare them for continual learning.
  • To do research on a variety of applied topics suitable to local industries.
  • To give training to the personnel in industry as well as Government suited for their requirements.
  • To teach the curriculum through integrated experiences in analysis, computation, experimentation, design and fabrication.
  • To adopt a modular structure in the curriculum, this encourages the development of new opinions at a later stage, allowing the emergence of a wide variety of programs of study in Mechanical Engineering.
  • To provide central computing facilities through hardware and software which support a variety of courses like Computer Aided Design, Finite Element Analysis, and Data Base Structures etc. 

The teaching will consist of a program leading to a B.Sc. degree in five years for mechanical engineering students.

PROGRAM PROFILE

Curriculum Rationale

To overcome poverty the Ethiopian Industrial Development Strategy should focus towards:

Ø  Agriculture-led growth

Ø  Export-led industrialization and

Ø  Strengthening labor-intensive industries

Under the umbrella of the Ministry of Capacity Building (MoCB), Engineering Capacity Building Program in Ethiopia (ECBP) has been established with mission and corresponding objectives. The four areas of intervention of ECBP are:

Ø  University Reform

Ø  Overhaul the TVET system

Ø  Quality infrastructure

Ø  Private sector + Business development(re-engineering)

As per the ECBP document, the technical academic system of Ethiopia is not still sufficiently linked to the need of the country. The possible constraints for this in the area of University reform are:

Ø  The curricula of existing and newly established universities follow academic schemes not specifically contextualizing to the Ethiopian market demands and are less practice orientated.

Ø  The human resource (academic staff) situation is difficult in terms of quality and quantity.

Ø  The linkage between universities and the industries is not sufficiently developed from both sides. The needs of their “clients” (i.e. industry, the public and private sector) are not the guiding principle of the universities.

The curriculum of Mechanical Engineering of Madda Walabu University should reflect an appropriate balance of:

Ø  Current development policies of the country and professional demand

Ø  breadth and depth

Ø  concepts and applications

Ø  interdisciplinary and content specific

Ø  theory and practice

Ø  tradition and innovation

Ø  reflection and action

Ø  individual and community

Ø  Student background and ultimate learning objective

Ø  International standards and local demands

 Curriculum development and renewal is ongoing, demanding, collaborative, and reflective and is shaped by the creativity, dedication, judgment, and expertise of the school community.

 SEQUENCES OF COURSES

Year I Semester I

Year I Semester II

Course Code

Course Name

Course Code

Course Name

EnLa1011

Communication skill

Enla 1022

Basic writing skill

GEng1062

Introduction to Engineering profession

Phil 1042

Reasoning Skills (Logic)

MEng1061

Engineering Drawing

Math 1032

Applied Mathematics -II

CvEt1021

Civics and Ethical Education

MEng 1052

Material Science

CEng1041

Engineering Mechanics I

MEng 1072

Machine Drawing

Math1051

Applied Mathematics I

MEng 1062

Engineering Mechanics -II

 

 

MEng 1082

Basic Workshop Practice -I

 

 

Econ 1011

Introduction to Economics

Year II Semester I

Year II Semester II

Course Code

Course Name

Course Code

Course Name

MEng 2101

Probability and Statistics for Engineers

Stat2102

Research Methods

Math  2031

Applied Mathematics III

EEng 2132

Fundamentals of Electronics

MEng 2051

Engineering Material

MEng 2152

Fluid Mechanics

MEng 2091

Strength of Materials I

MEng 2154

Engineering Thermodynamics

EEng 2131

Fundamental of Electrical circuit

MEng 2222

Joining and Metal Forming Process

MEng 2071

Machine Drawing with AutoCAD

MEng 2092

Strength of Materials –II

 

 

MEng 2082 

Workshop Practice- II

Year III Semester I

Year III Semester II

Course Code

Course Name

Course Code

Course Name

MEng 3111

Computer Programming for Engineers

MEng 3112

Computational Methods for Engineers

EEng 3131

Electrical Machines

MEng 3122

Introduction to FEM

MEng 3141

Measurement systems and Instrumentation

MEng 3142

Introduction to Mechatronics

MEng 3143

Regulation & Control Engineering

MEng 3212

Machine Design 

MEng 3151

Heat and Mass Transfer

MEng 3214

Machine Design Project I

MEng 3153

Thermo-fluids Engineering Lab. I

MEng 3272

Agricultural Machinery and  Technology

MEng 3211

Machine Element

MEng 3062

Mechanisms of Machines

MEng 3091

Solid Mechanics Laboratory

MEng 3222

Foundry and Powder Metallurgy

Year IV Semester I

Year IV Semester II

Course Code

Course Name

Course Code

Course Name

MEng 4171

Fluid Power systems

MEng 4292

Industrial Internship

MEng 4161

Turbo machinery

 

 

MEng 4201

Intro. to Maintenance and Reliability Engineering

 

 

MEng 4162

Thermal Power Plant Engineering

 

 

MEng  4165

Thermo-fluid Engineering Lab. II

 

 

MEng 4221

Machining and Cutting tools

 

 

MEng 4223

Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory

 

 

Elective I

 

 

MEng 4191

Refrigeration and Air conditioning

(Thermo-Fluid Engineering)

 

 

MEng 4231

Machine Tool Engineering

(Design and Manufacturing)

 

 

MEng 5261

Off-road vehicles

(Transportation & ground vehicle Engineering )

 

 

MEng 4281

Design of Agricultural processing equipment

(Agro-machinery and  processing)

 

 

Year V Semester I

Year V Semester II

Course Code

Course Name

Course Code

Course Name

MEng 5161

Internal Combustion Engine

IEng 5242

Entrepreneurship and Business Law

MEng 5181

Renewable Energy Technology

IEng 5241

Quality Management

IEng 5241

Industrial Management and Engineering Economy

MEng 5252

Introduction to Plant layout and Materials Handling Equipment

IEng 5243

Project Management

MEng 5302

Bachelor of Engineering Thesis- Phase II

MEng 5251

Introduction to Transportation Engineering

Elective III

MEng 5253

Automotive Power train and Vehicle Dynamics

MEng 5192

Thermal systems Design

(Thermo-Fluid  Engineering)

MEng 5301

Bachelor of Engineering Thesis - Phase I

MEng 5262

Design of Transport Equipment (Transportation & ground vehicle  Engineering)

Elective II

 

 

MEng 5231

Mechanical Vibration

(design & manufacturing)

 

 

MEng 5232

Machine Design Project II

(Design & Manufacturing)

 

 

MEng 4282

Design of Rural technology project

(Agro-machinery & processing)

 

 

 

Mechanical Engineering Department Staff

No.

Name of Instructor

Active

On Study Leave

Remarks

1.                   

Samson Yohannes

ü

 

Head

2.                   

Habtamu Mitiku

ü

 

Local

3.                   

Ibrahim Bedane

ü

 

Local

4.                   

Awel Ahmed

ü

 

Local

5.                   

Senater Abera

ü

 

Local

6.                   

Tolosa Kebede

ü

 

Local

7.                   

Yonathan Mulatu

ü

 

Local

8.                   

Engidasew Gezahegn

ü

 

Local

9.                   

Pradeep

ü

 

Expatriate

10.               

Santosh

ü

 

Expatriate

11.               

Karuna

ü

 

Expatriate

12.               

Sadique

ü

 

Expatriate

13.               

Sundra

ü

 

Expatriate

14.               

Dr. N. S. Prasannarao

ü

 

Expatriate

15.               

Somanath B.

ü

 

Expatriate

16.               

P. N. Selvaraju

ü

 

Expatriate

17.               

P. Koteswararao

ü

 

Expatriate

18.               

Muralidhar Reddy Gurala

ü

 

Expatriate

19.               

Aschalew Zewdie

ü

 

Technical Assistant

20.               

Gashaye Tefera

ü

 

Technical Assistant

21.               

Thomas Umer

ü

 

Technical Assistant

22.               

Solomon Feyisa

ü

 

Technical Assistant

23.               

Tamiru Tilahun

ü

 

Technical Assistant

24.               

Wakshum Endale

ü

 

Technical Assistant

25.               

Lemi Negera

 

ü

JimmaUniversity

26.               

Tiba Wabe

 

ü

Hawassa University

27.               

Mahmud A/Rahman

 

ü

Hawassa University

28.               

Robera Daba

 

ü

Jimma University

29.               

Nehamiyah Mengistu

 

ü

Mekelle University

30.               

Nathnael Teshome

 

ü

MekelleUniversity

31.               

Asegid G/Mariam

 

ü

Addis AbebaUniversity

 

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