Department of Mechanical Engineering

Overview
The Department of Mechanical Engineering was established in 1979. From beginning, the department mission has been to offer students high quality mechanical engineering programs. The department education program has been designed to enhance the abilities of the students with cutting edge research, critical thinking and problem solving skills. The Department currently has approximately 480 undergraduate students, over 400 M.Sc. students, and 90 Ph.D. students.
 
Our vision for research is to establish the Department of Mechanical Engineering as a world leader in innovation and to offer excellent research training that will benefit the wider society. Our research, conducted by 42 full time faculty members, covers a broad spectrum of topics, with a strong integration between computation and experiment, and includes areas such as computational mechanics, mechatronics, control and robotics, renewable energies, nano-fluidic and nanotechnology and precision manufacturing processes. The outcome of these researches is annually published in more than 100 articles in prestigious journals.
The department is committed to provide a supportive learning environment in which talented students are able to obtain professional and teamwork skills by conducting challenging group project as well as taking part in national and international student competitions. Our past successes in terms of achieving top awards in different student competitions demonstrate the quality of the department education and research training programs.
 
We endeavor to provide appropriate means for our students and scholars to engage in world-class scientific research as well as being involved in finding solutions for the national and global problems. For this purpose, the department has invested substantially in recent years on its research infrastructure and educational facilities. We expect these investments to be fruitful in terms of both high quality graduates and excellence in scientific research.

Research Activities:

  • Biomechanics and Biomedical Manufacturing
  • Polymer and Glass Processing and Characterization
  • Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing
  • Hybrid Vehicles
  • Tribology
  • Smart Materials and Structures
  • Laser Material Processing
  • Combustion
  • Robotics
  • Metal Forming
  • Damage and Fracture Mechanics
  • Micro- and Nano-Composites
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Phase Field Modeling
  • Multi-phase Flows
  • Multi-scale Modeling
  • Plates and Shells
  • Nonlocal Continuum Mechanics
  • Renewable Energies
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Turbomachinery
  • Intelligent systems
  • Mechatronics
  • Underwater systems
  • Aerospace systems

 
Joint Research with International Institutes

  • Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • Technischen Universität Hamburg, Germany
  • Technische Universität München, Germany
  • Louisiana State University, USA
  • The University of Toledo, USA
  • Advanced Material Research Laboratory, USA
  • Franhaufer Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Laboratoire Brestois de Mécanique et des Systèmes, France

Industrial Partners

  • Gas Souzan Ind. & Mfg. Company, Isfahan
  • Mobarakeh Steel Company, Isfahan
  • Isfahan Regional Electric Company
     

Honors and Awards
ISME awards for the best graduate thesis in the whole country (at least one award each year)

Academic Programs

Undergraduate Program

In order to fulfill the requirements of mechanical engineering department, all undergraduate students must take 140 credits according to the following table. Upon the fulfillment of requirements, the undergraduate students are granted a B.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering. However, at the end of second year, they have to select one major and take the major-specific courses accordingly. Seven majors are currently available in this department including Manufacturing, Mechatronic and Dynamic Systems, Solid Mechanics, Mechanical Design, Automotive, HVAC, Energy, and Aerospace Engineering. The major-specoific courses are subdivided into the core and elective major courses as shown in the following tables.

The framework of courses for B.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering

General courses

20 credits

Basic courses

27 credits

Core courses

58 credits

Major courses: Compulsory/Elective

31 credits

Project

3 credits

Internship

1 credits

 

You can download the Undergraduate Curriculum from here and the Undergraduate Course Description from here.

Graduate Programs

Master students must take 29 credits from their program courses.  The required courses have been clearly specified in the following curriculum file. It is important to note that “Seminar” and “Thesis” are required for all master students.

Ph.D. students are required to take 24 credits out of the course offered in their own program. The required courses have been clearly specified in the tables of the curriculum file. After passing the comprehensive exam, they must register for dissertation and take the cumulative exams (2 times a year). 

To download the curricalum of the graduate program click here and to download the course description for graduate students click here.

Contact Information
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology (IUT).
Website: http://mech.iut.ac.ir/en   
Tel: +98-31- 33912625-27,     Fax: +98-31-33915265

 

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