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TNEA CODE - 1325

Mechanical Engg


The Department of Mechanical Engineering is established as a fully-fledged department offering B.E course from the year 2009 with 60 students. This blooming department doubled the intake with 120 students in the academic year 2012.

The course deals with areas of Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Thermal Engineering, Power Plant Engineering, Heat and Mass Transfer, Gas Dynamics and Jet Propulsion, Design of machine Elements, Computer Graphics and Drafting, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Manufacturing Technology, Design of Jigs, Fixtures and Press tools, Machine Tools, Automobile Engineering, Strength of Materials etc.

The teaching and research programs in the department are organized according to both disciplinary and inter-disciplinary themes. We cover all the core disciplinary areas of Mechanical Engineering including dynamics, controls, solid mechanics, materials, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, automobile and design.


  • Producing Engineering students with knowledge and skills in the field of mechanical  engineering, Ethical and human values.


  • M1: Imparting quality technical education in mechanical engineering to the students.
  • M2: Enabling the students for higher studies, Research and Development.
  • M3: Facilitating the students to practise their profession with good communication, leadership, ethics and social responsibilities and entrepreneur.

Quality Objective

  • Strictly follow and oblige to the guidelines of appropriate norms.
  • To continuously evolve a team of dedicated faculties and facilities support system    for better learning of concepts required for good process and practice.
  • To strive to educate stakeholders to follow ethical practices and endorse moral values with social responsibilities.
  • To create technical manpower through flexible, modular, multi-point entry programmes in mechanical engineering.
  • To offer quality education and training in the thrust areas.
  • To promote entrepreneurial skills for self-employment.
  • To provide extension services to industry, working population, pass out students, social organizations.
  • To promote industry-institute linkage.
  • Stabilize the Size and Improve the Quality of the Undergraduate Program




Dr. Gnana Sundara Jayaraja
Professor & Head,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
St. Joseph College Engineering,
Sriperumbudur- 602 117,
Kancheepuram District,
Tamil Nadu, India.

Mobile : +91 – 9790146728
Tel : 044 – 27107696/97
Email : mechhod@stjoseph.ac.in

Program Educational Objectives

  • PEO1:Posses strong educational foundation in science, mathematics, to derive problems in core discipline.
  • PEO2: To have expertise in the areas of Design, Thermal, materials and Manufacturing with research activities.
  • PEO3: To provide industrial exposures, Proficiency in advanced technology with Soft wares and lifelong learning with ethics.
  • PEO 4: To have broad knowledge and capability suitable for entrepreneur.

Program Outcomes

  • PO1.Engineering Knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  • PO2.Problem Analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics,natural sciences and Engineering sciences.
  • PO3.Design/Development of solutions:Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • PO4.Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  • PO5.Modern tool usage:Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
  • PO6.The engineer and society:Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  • PO7.Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
  • PO8.Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  • PO9.Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
  • PO10.Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  • PO11. Project management and finance:Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  • PO12. Life-long learning: Recognize the need for and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and lifelong learning in the broadest context of technological change.

Program Specific Outcomes

  • PSO1: An ability to understand the concepts of basic Mechanical Engineering and to apply them to various areas like Design, manufacturing, Thermodynamics, Thermal, Process planning, Hydraulics and pneumatic, etc.
  • PSO2: An ability to solve complex Mechanical Engineering problems, using latest software tools, along with analytical skills to arrive appropriate solutions.
  • PSO3: Knowledge of social and environmental awareness along with ethical responsibility to have a successful career in Mechanical Engineering and as an Entrepreneur.

Mechanical department has modern labs with excellent infrastructure. Department has been equipped with laboratories(Fluid Mechanics and Machinery Lab, Manufacturing Technology Lab, Strength of Materials Lab, Thermal Engineering Lab,Dynamics Lab Metrology and Measurements Lab, CAD / CAM Lab , Mechatronics Lab) are well established with all the equipments listed by the university from standard suppliers. All the equipments are calibrated consistently to maintain its precision.


The objective of this lab is to impart practical knowledge on design and analysis of mechanisms in the machine tools and automobiles. In Machine Dynamics Lab, the students are doing the experiments related to their theory subjects like Engineering Mechanics, Machines and Mechanisms and Fundamentals of Vibration and Noise.

Various equipments like governors, gyroscopes, balancing machines and universal vibration facilities are available to understand machine dynamics. The working models of simple mechanisms like gears, cams and followers are very much useful to understand Basic Mechanical Engineering.


Cycle – I

  • Kinematic Analysis of cam and follower
  • Porter Governor, Proell Governor
  • Gyroscope
  • Moment of Inertia of Flywheel
  • Moment of Inertia of Compound Pendulum
  • Torsional Vibration of Single Rotor System
Cycle – II

  • 7. Dynamic Analysis (Jump speed) of cam and follower
  • Hartnell Governor
  • Epi-cyclic Gear train
  • Free Vibration of Helical Springs
  • Free Vibration of Equivalent Spring Mass System
  • Balancing of Rotating Masses

Lab In-charge:

  • Mr.S.D.DhaneshBabu M.E.,
  • Mr.V.Arun Kumar M.E.,


This lab is for mechanical 2nd Year students with facilities for the group of 30 students to carry out experiments independently. The lab is well-equipped and enables students to understand the fundamentals of properties of fluids and governing equations like continuity, impulse-momentum equation and Bernoullis equation.

Major Equipment in Fluid Mechanics Lab are:- Bernoullis apparatus, Reynolds apparatus, Impact of jet apparatus, orifice apparatus, orificemeter and venturimeter apparatus, Notch apparatus, losses in pipes apparatus, forced vortices apparatus.

  • Determination of the Coefficient of discharge of given Orifice meter.
  • Determination of the Coefficient of discharge of given Venturi meter.
  • Calculation of the rate of flow using Rota meter.
  • Determination of friction factor for a given set of pipes.
  • Conducting experiments and drawing the characteristic curves of centrifugal pump/ submergible pump
  • Conducting experiments and drawing the characteristic curves of reciprocating pump.
  • Conducting experiments and drawing the characteristic curves of Gear pump.
  • Conducting experiments and drawing the characteristic curves of Pelton wheel
  • Conducting experiments and drawing the characteristics curves of Francis turbine.
  • Conducting experiments and drawing the characteristic curves of Kaplan turbine.

Lab In-charge:

  • Mr.R.Muthualagu M.E.,
  • Mr.S.Anish M.E.,


This lab is for mechanical 3rd year students with facilities for the group of 30 students to carry out experiments independently. The lab is well-equipped and enables students to understand the basics of CNC machine and manufacturing technology.

Major Equipment in Manufacturing Technology Lab are:- CNC trainer, milling machine, drilling machine and lathe machine.


  • Taper Turning
  • External Thread cutting
  • Internal Thread Cutting
  • Eccentric Turning
  • Knurling
  • Square Head Shaping
  • Hexagonal Head Shaping
  • Contour milling using vertical milling machine
  • Spur gear cutting in milling machine
  • Helical Gear Cutting in milling machine
  • Gear generation in hobbing machine
  • Gear generation in gear shaping machine
  • Plain Surface grinding
  • Cylindrical grinding
  • Tool angle grinding with tool and Cutter Grinder
  • Measurement of cutting forces in Milling / Turning Process
  • CNC Part Programming.

Lab In-charge:

  • Mr.G.Sundaravadivel M.E.,
  • Mr.K.Venkatachalam M.E.,


CAD (Computer Aided Design) provides a convenient mean to create designs for almost every engineering discipline.To present an overview of CADD and describe its applications in different fields.

  • To describe common terms associated with CADD hardware and software.
  • To outline the basic principles associated with CADD and to demonstrate common drafting techniques and shortcuts used by professionals.
  • To introduce the advanced capabilities of CADD and how they can be used to increase productivity.
  • To provide information about the CADD industry resources.
  • Model the 3-D geometric information of machine components including assemblies, and automatically generate 2-D production drawings
  • Understand the basic analytical fundamentals that are used to create and manipulate geometric models in a computer program,
  • Improve visualization ability of machine components and assemblies before their actual fabrication through modelling, animation, shading, rendering, lighting and coloring,
  • Model complex shapes including freeform curves and surfaces.

Lab In-charge:

  • Mr.T.Tamilanban M.E.,
  • Mr.C.Gopinath M.E.,


This lab is common for all branches of 1st year students with facilities for the group of 30 students to carry out experiments independently. Workshop lab for 1st year is very useful because it provides a basic knowledge of machines, welding, carpentry and fitting.

Major Equipment in Workshop Technology lab:- Lathe machine, Shaper machine, Surface Grinder, Milling machine, Welding machine for arc and gas welding.




  • Buildings
  • Plumbing Works
  • Carpentry using Power Tools only


  • Welding
  • Basic Machining
  • Sheet Metal Work
  • Machine assembly practice
  • Demonstration onSmithy operations, Foundry operations,Fitting


  • Electrical engineering practice
  • Electronics engineering practice

Lab In-charge:

  • Mr.G.AntonyPrabu M.E.,
  • Mr.Ravaneeshwaran M.E.,
  • Mr.S.Anish M.E.,


This lab is a part of curriculum of mechanical 3rd year students with facilities for the group of 30 students to carry out experiments independently. The lab is well-equipped with calibrated equipments and enables students to understand the basics of modes heat transfer i.e. conduction, convection and radiation.

Major Equipments in Heat Transfer Lab are:- Thermal conductivity of metallic rod apparatus, Thermal conductivity of insulating powder apparatus, Guarded hot plate method, Pin-Fin Apparatus, Vertical tube loosing heat under natural convection, Emissivity measurement apparatus, Stefan Boltzmann apparatus, Parallel and counter flow heat exchanger, Two- phase heat transfer unit etc.


  • Valve Timing and Port Timing diagrams.
  • Actual p-v diagrams of IC engines.
  • Performance Test on 4 – stroke Diesel Engine.
  • Heat Balance Test on 4 – stroke Diesel Engine.
  • Morse Test on Multi-cylinder Petrol Engine.
  • Retardation Test on a Diesel Engine.
  • Determination of Flash Point and Fire Point of various fuels / lubricants
  • Study on Steam Generators and Turbines.
  • Performance and Energy Balance Test on a Steam Generator.
  • Performance and Energy Balance Test on Steam Turbine.

Lab In-charge:

  • Mr.C.Selvamani M.E.,
  • Mr.K.Suresh M.E.,


The objective of the strength of materials lab is to demonstrate the basic principles in the area of strength and mechanics of materials and structural analysis to the undergraduate students through a series of experiments. In this lab the experiments are performed to measure the properties of the materials such as impact strength, tensile strength, compressive strength, hardness, ductility etc.

Major Equipments Strength of Materials Lab:- Universal testing machine, Torsion testing machine, Impact testing machine, Erichsen sheet metal testing machine, Brinell hardness testing machine, Rockwell hardness testing machine, Winch crab, Screw Jack etc.


    • Tension test on a mild steel rod
    • Double shear test on Mild steel and Aluminium rods
    • Torsion test on mild steel rod
    • Impact test on metal specimen
    • Hardness test on metals – Brinnell and Rockwell Hardness Number
    • Deflection test on beams
    • Compression test on helical springs
    • Strain Measurement using Rosette strain gauge
    • Effect of hardening- Improvement in hardness and impact resistance of steels.
    • Tempering- Improvement Mechanical properties Comparison

Lab In-charge:

      • Mr.V.Arunkumar M.E.,