Department of Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering, Guindy
Anna University, Chennai

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Anna University



College of Engineering, Guindy (CEG), being one of the premier institutions of higher education in India, takes pride in having produced engineers of the top calibre. A testimony to the green and lush institute’s outstanding quality and excellence in it’s consistent presence among the top positions in multiple rankings of engineering colleges in India. Roots of CEG dates back to May 1794 when it was formed as a School of Survey. It was established as a college in 1859 under the Madras University, and is India's oldest engineering and technical institute. CEG provides opportunities for ample growth for every individual student and promotes collaborative practice in Engineering Services. On 2019, CEG celebrated its 225th year…Read More


The Department of Mechanical Engineering (DME) of CEG, being one of the oldest and renowned departments, was established in the year 1894. Embarking a remarkable history in its journey through the ages, the department takes pride of offering the first-born Mechanical Engineering degree course in India. The department offers exulting opportunities and triumphant learning for undergraduates in the field of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering. The department offers flourishing post-graduate programmes in Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) (FT/PT), Thermal Engineering (with specialization in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning), Engineering Design, Energy Engineering, Manufacturing Systems and Management, Solar Engineering, Computer Aided Design (PT), and Product Design and Development (PT).

Ornamented with 62 faculties, 677 Under-Graduates, 216 Post-Graduates and more than 165 Research Scholars, the department feels privileged to inundate the students with excellent job offers and exciting career opportunities globally.

The department comprises of four (4) divisions namely Internal Combustion Engines, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning, Engineering Design, Central Workshop and two (2) institutes namely Institute for Energy Studies and AU-FRG institute for CAD/CAM. The department serves as a pioneer in various research areas. In Internal Combustion Engineering (ICE) division, research is undertaken in the areas of E-mobility, Alternate fuels, Computational Fluid Dynamics approach towards combustion problems and emission reductions. R&A/C division undertakes major fields of research in Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC), and Alternate refrigerants etc.

The Engineering Design Division stipulates research in the domains of Mechanical Vibration, Tribology, and Composite Mechanics. The department endeavours consultancy in various fields for different organisations/industries.

The Central Workshop Division (1894), one of the oldest and largest divisions of Mechanical Engineering Department consist of Engineering Practices lab, Manufacturing technology Lab, Machine Shop, CAM lab, Metal Forming Lab, Heat Treatment Lab, Material Processing Lab, Composite Materials Lab, Mechatronics Lab, Robotics & Automation Lab, , Metrology and Measurement Lab in addition to Material Characterisation facilities like Optical Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscope and U-V Spectrophotometer, DSC-TGA, FTIR, Dilatometer, etc…

Sophisticated Material Testing Facilities like Micro-Vickers Hardness Tester and Instron Tensile Testing Machine (50kN), Instron Servo Hydraulic Fatigue Machine (100kN) are available to cater the need of the researchers and the students. The Material Processing Lab has facilities for Friction Stir Welding, Friction Stir Processing, Hydraulic Press (100 Ton), Vacuum Hot Press, Hot Iso-static press, are also available at Central Workshop Division.

The AU-FRG Institute for CAD/CAM was established in the year 1996 under the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Anna University. It services to the needs of Indian Industries in CAD/CAM/CAE areas to enable them to become international business giants. This institute has software packages like ANSYS, MSC MASTRAN and ABAQUS. The AU-FRG ICC can handle any industrial projects related to new product design, product modelling, optimisation in product design, Mechanical & Thermal stress analysis, and NC code generation.


Department of Mechanical Engineering strives to be recognized globally for excelling in Engineering education and research leading to innovative, entrepreneurial and competent graduates in Mechanical Engineering and allied disciplines.


► To provide a world-class education through the conduct of pioneering and cutting-edge research that inculcate professional, technical, critical-thinking, and communication skills necessary for students and faculty to make impactful contributions to the society.

► To create future leaders in science and art of the mechanical and allied engineering streams.

► To expand the frontiers of engineering science and to encourage technological innovation while fostering academic excellence and scholarly learning in a collegial environment.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)-B.E. Mechanical Engineering

The PEOs of the B.E. Mechanical Engineering Programme are to make our graduates

► To achieve success in careers that deal with the design, simulation and analysis of engineering systems, experimentation and testing, manufacturing, technical services, and research.

► To communicate effectively with peers, and updating and adapting their core knowledge and abilities to ethically compete in the ever-changing multicultural global enterprise.

► To conduct multi-disciplinary research and development (via graduate study or industry) resulting in tangible applications that advance technology and foster innovation in order to compete successfully in the global economy.

► To exchange and apply knowledge to create new opportunities that advance our society and proactively address through team efforts to solve a variety of technical, environmental and societal problems.

► To actively embrace impactful leadership roles in the practice of Mechanical Engineering in industry and government organizations (including both traditional and emerging technical areas) as well as public service organizations.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)-B.E. Materials Science and Engineering

The PEOs of the B.E. Materials Science and Engineering programme are to make our graduates

► To prepare students to excel in research and to succeed in the areas of materials science and metallurgical engineering.

► To provide students with a solid foundation in mathematical, scientific, and engineering fundamentals required to solve materials science and metallurgical engineering problems.

► To train students to have sound knowledge on the production, processing, characterization, structural properties correlation, and application of all different engineering materials.

► To inculcate students with professional and ethical attitude, effective communication skills, teamwork skills, and multidisciplinary approach.

► To develop students with academic excellence, leadership qualities, leading to life-long learning for a successful professional career.


Central Workshop (CWS):

Central Workshop is the one of the oldest and largest workshops established in an academic institute during the year 1894. Central workshop encompasses 16 laboratories with state of the art facilities to cater the needs of undergraduate students of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Engineering, students of Post graduates & Research Scholars of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and allied disciplines. Over the past two decades, the Central Workshop has undergone infrastructural metamorphosis through various grants such as DST-FIST, PURSE, TEQIP etc...

List of Laboratories:(1) Engineering Practices Lab, (2) Machine Shop (3) Special Machine Shop (4) CAM Lab (5) Metal Forming Lab (6) Foundry Lab (7) Composite Materials Lab (8) Materials Processing Lab (9) Materials Testing Lab (10) Materials Characterisation Lab (11) Heat Treatment Lab (12) Surface Engineering Lab (13) Metrology & Measurement Lab (14) Advanced Materials Testing lab (15) Mechatronics Lab (16) Manufacturing Optimization Lab (PG) and (17) Robotics & Automation Lab (PG)

Engineering Design (ED):

Engineering Design Division was started in the year 1972, to produce highly qualified and enthusiastic design professionals to prowess the economic growth of a nation through research and development. This division offers M.E., Engineering Design (FT) and M.E., Computer Aided Design (PT). The curriculum for the courses is well crafted to ensure the students to meet global and industrial standards. This division provides facilities and training to spearhead the skills in Basic Design, Synthesis, Analysis, Optimization, Testing and Advanced Research in selection, characterization, development of new materials and new products.

List of Laboratories:
  1. UG CAD Lab
  2. PG CAD Lab
  3. Dynamics and Vibration Lab
  4. Noise and Vibrations Lab
  5. Tribology Lab
  6. Composites Lab

Internal Combustion Engineering (ICE):

Internal Combustion Engineering Division is one of the oldest divisions established in the year 1959 in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, offering a post graduate course in M.E. Internal Combustion Engineering.

List of Laboratories:
  1. Internal Combustion Engineering Lab
  2. Wind Tunnel Lab
  3. Simulation Lab
  4. Fuel Testing Lab

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (R & AC):

From its inception in the year 1964, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning division offers a P.G. programme, M.E. Thermal Engineering (with specialisation in Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning) with an objective of “producing post graduate engineers with strong professional ethics and sound knowledge who can contribute to the society using state of the art technology to make our nation a front liner in refrigeration, air-conditioning & allied technologies”. The division is equipped with DST sponsored research facilities.

List of Laboratories:
  1. Refrigeration Lab
  2. Air-Conditioning Lab
  3. Psychometric Lab
  4. Heat Transfer Lab
  5. Simulation Lab


Institute for Energy Studies (IES):

Institute for Energy Studies was established as an autonomous research centre in the year 1999 by integrating 3 centres of excellence namely i) Centre for New & Renewable Sources of Energy, ii) Centre for Automobile Research & Training, and iii) Centre for Appropriate Technology considering the need for creating trained manpower for energy projects, ensuring energy security and environmental conservation. This Institute has the state-of-the art facilities in the field of energy engineering and serves as a hub for learning of higher standards and gaining hands-on experience in the fascinated field of energy engineering…. Read More

AU-FRG Institute for CAD/CAM (AU-FRG ICC):

AU-FRG was established in February 1996 with assistance from the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) a joint venture aimed at promoting CAD/CAM technologies in the Indian Industrial Sector.

The major objective of this pioneering institute at College of Engineering Campus is to provide all assistance to the industries and R&D organizations in enhancing their productivity and product design capabilities at optimal cost so as to assist them in becoming global players by the deployment of various CAD/CAM/CAE tools.

AU-FRG Institute for CAD/CAM is running a Part Time self-supported M.E programme on Product Design & Development for the benefit of working professionals and Teaching designing to upgrade their professional qualification…..Read More