Welcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET), where we provide our students a warm learning environment enriched by a group of dedicated faculty and staff. Mechanical Engineering has been a fundamental part of the university since its establishment in 1964. The department maintains high educational standards with research distinction and provide useful services to the community. Mechanical engineers usually remain on the forefront of making tomorrow’s technologies a reality, and the knowledge that we deliver to our graduates make them capable to address and meet society’s grand challenges. On the undergraduate (UG) level, we offer a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Mechanical Engineering degree. For postgraduate (PG) students, the department offers thesis-based Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees, as well as a coursework-based Master of Engineering (M.Engineering) degree. The primary goal of our curricula for UG students is to give them a high-quality engineering education that includes hands-on experience and engagement in student teams, clubs, competitions, and organizations in mechanical engineering and beyond. Adequate number of otional courses are offered for third year and final year UG students to value the student’s interests. The course curriculum of the department is periodically reviewed and updated to keep up with the current and future global scientific and technological development. UG students get an ABC knowledge and experience to research activities such as conducting research, inter-disciplinary collaborations, thesis writing, paper publishing etc. through our final year “Project & Thesis” course. Besides, the UG students are sent to different industries around the country for a short term industrial training/ placement, where they get a real-world hands-on experience. Our graduates work in almost every technology-based industry: automotive, electric power, steel and materials, bioengineering, chemical and petro-chemical, robotics and manufacturing, pulp and paper, and textiles. A good number of our graduates are regularly getting enrolements in PG programs at the reputed universities around the world, particularly in the US, Canada, Australia and the EU with prestigious scholarships. The Department maintains the active research groups to enhance collaborative and inter-disciplinary research projects. We have already facilitated the advanced research environment by upgrading and developing laboratory infrastructures to support the PG program and research activities through several World Bank, Governement and external agency funded research projects. Our faculty members are actively pursuing exciting research in many areas, including thermo-fluids, IC engines, renewable energy, robotics and biomimetics, advanced materials, advanced mechanics and vibration etc. Each of our faculty members is ready and willing to work in their research specialty with capable students on individual projects. We often arrange technical seminars, symposiums, day-long workshops, various innovative technical competitions for students and staffs. Our students has already demonstrated their credibility by participating and receiving awards in different national and international competitions. The Department looks forward to contributing to solving the emerging challenges for the betterment of mankind both at local and global level. I invite you to explore our website to learn more about the people, research activities, exciting educational and research programs. Whether you are a current or former student, a potential student, or a visitor, please feel free to contact or visit us.
Dr. Md Rabiul Islam Sarker
Head of ME, RUET