Graduate: About a program


Program Structure

The School of Mechanical Engineering (SME) comprises five major fields: Mechanical Systems Design Division, Energy Systems Design Division, Precision Manufacturing Systems Division, Control and Automation Division, and Nuclear Systems Division at the graduate and post-graduate levels.

Graduate program

The school offers M. S. and Ph. D programs. Students looking for a research are encouraged to get involved in one of the graduate programs. There are abundant funding opportunities for graduate students as TAs, RAs, and general scholarships. It usually takes two years to get an M. S. degree and three or more years to get a Ph. D degree.

Superior Educational Laboratories

  • Mechanical engineering laboratories such as heat engineering, fluid engineering, applied mechanics, and mechanics of materials laboratories
  • Electric and electronic engineering laboratory required for interdisciplinary study
  • Basic mechanical laboratory for precision measurement of mechanical properties through computer interface
  • Mechatronics laboratory required for up-to-date applications such as automation and robotics
  • CAD/CAM laboratory for computer-aided design
  • Machine shop for manufacturing process laboratory

Student Handbook


Energy Systems Division

- Thermodynamics and Thermo Fluid Engineering
- Internal Combustion Engine and Engine Combustion
- Experimental Fluid Engineering
- Computational Thermal/Fluids Dynamics
- Advanced Heating Ventilation Air-Conditioning (HVAC)
- Refrigeration and its Application
- Alternative/New Energy: Geothermal/Fuel Cell/Solar
- Environmental Energy Technology
- High Efficient Refrigerator and Air-conditioners
- Two-phase Flow in Heat Pump and Heat Exchangers
- Boiling and Condensation Heat Transfer
- Micro-spray Applications
- Microfluidics and Bio-Fluid Technology
- Micro/Nano Thermal and Energy System based on MEMS
- Nanoscale/macroscale Heat and Mass Transfer
- Energy Conversion System
- Electrochemical Energy Devices (Lithium Battery, Supercapacitor)


Mechanical Systems Design Division

- Continuum Mechanics
- Mechanics of Composite Materials
- Fracture Mechanics
- Aeroacoustics
- Computational Linear/Nonlinear Mechanics
- Computational Fluid-Structure Interaction
- Computational Structural and Tire Mechanics
- Computational Forming Process Analysis
- Wave Mechanics
- Computational Mechanics
- Structural Health Monitoring
- Sensor / Device Design
- Electromagnetic and Electro-Mechanical Machine design
- Vibration and Acoustic Noise Reduction
- Analysis and Design of Micro-Motors, Micro-Actuators and Micro Speaker
- Material Deformation and Structural Stress Analysis
- Fatigue, Fracture and Impact Analysis of Composite Materials
- Safety-Assurance Optimum Design of Machine Systems and
- Impact Behavior of Brittle Materials
- Structural Integrity Evaluation and Quality Assurance Based on NDE Technique
- Characterization of Non-Conventional Engineering Materials by NDE Technique
- Laser-Based Ultrasonic and ESPI Technique
- Topology Optimization
- Approximate Optimization
- Continuously Variable Transmissions
- Dynamics, Vibration and Noise of Rotor Systems
- Gear Systems
- Control of mechanical and biomechanical system
- Biomechanical Analysis of Human Body Motion
- Off-Line Programming of Robot Systems
- Graphic and Dynamic Simulators of Vehicle
- Flexible Multibody Dynamics, Vehicle Dynamics and Suspension Design
- Kinematics & Dynamic Simulations of Mechanical Systems

Precision Manufacturing Systems Division

- Micro-Forming Technology of Nano crystalline Materials
- Process analysis and design of the irregular shaped drawing process
- Process planning of the multi-stage wire drawing process
- Numerical analysis of die wear and fatigue to improve die life
- Prediction of micro structural evolution in hot forging by FE
- Prediction of ductile fracture in metal forming processes
- UBET analysis of the non-axisymmetric extrusion/forging processes

- Manufacturing of automobile components with using casting/forging process
- Forming process design for various industrial components
- Scuffing
- Fatigue Wear
- Roughness Effect on Friction
- Chemical Mechanical Polishing, Wafering Process, Rapid Prototyping
- Geometric Modeling
- 5-axis High-speed Machining
- Assembly Modeling
- Automatic Finite Element Generation
- Simulation with System Modeling
- Semi-Solid Forming, Metal Matrix Composites and Their Forming
- High Pressure Die Casting and Squeeze Casting Process
- Numerical analysis of sheet metal forming by FE-simulation
- Forming and roll wear analysis for shape rolling process
- FE-simulation and experiment of semi-solid forming
- Metal Cutting, Machine Tool Dynamics.
- Micro-sensors & actuators, Micro/Nano-fabrication
- Process Modelling of Advanced Forming Processes
- Hydroforming Process for Sheet and Tube Forming Application of Electroslag-Casting Process for Die Material


Control and Automation Systems Division


- Image processing, pattern recognition, visual inspection, mobile robot
- Monitoring & Control of Machining Process
- Mechatronics & Manufacturing Automation
- Ultra-Precision Machining
- Eigenstructure assignment theory for LTI/LTV systems
- Multi-target tracking filter analysis and design
- Robust and Nonlinear Control
- Multivariable Robust Control Theory
- Applications of Control Theory to Mechanical Systems
- Applications of Intelligence Control Techniques
- Sensor Measurement, Estimation & Automation System
- Stochastic Processes
- Sensor Integrated Robot Manipulator Control
- Mechatronics for Digital Servo Systems and Measuring Systems
- Sensor's Application and System Integration
- Networking for Manufacturing and Control
- In-Vehicle Networking
- Supervisory Control of Discrete Event System
- Intelligence, Information & Controls
- Mechanical Engineering
- Fluids Engineering and Mechanical Systems
- Measurement and Control


Nuclear Systems Division


- Reactor System
 Nuclear reactor operation and control
 Safety evaluation and analysis
 Thermal-hydraulic (multiphase flow)
 Development of new types nuclear reactors
- Radiotechnology
 Medical radiation
 Radiation-based medical imaging technology
 Changes to material properties
 New materials development
 Cancer diagnosis
 Isotopes for cancer treatment
- Materials Parts for Nuclear Power Plants
 Designing and manufacturing parts for nuclear power plants
 Materials development
 Quality management
 Nuclear fuels
- Decommissioning and Waste Management
 Decontaminating and decommissioning nuclear reactors
 Hydrogen water chemistry of nuclear reactors
 Radioactive waste management