Mechanical Engineering

What is Mechanical Engineering?

Mechanical engineers design, manufacture, and operate systems that extend our physical abilities. A mechanical engineer's work is seen every day in anything that moves. This includes designing an aircraft, planning a building's ventilation system and improving a car's fuel economy. Mechanical engineering also saves lives through bioengineering technologies. The world's first artificial heart was partially designed, manufactured and implanted using mechanical engineering principles.

Background of the program

The mechanical engineering program is upgraded in 1996 E.C from the advanced diploma program (Metal Technology program of Polly technique Institute), which was 3 years program to respond to the need for rapid industrialization and the changing societal needs of the country for sustainable development. It has graduated 6 batches of mechanical engineers in bachelor degree

The program believes in cultivating the full the potential of students, and the advancement of all forms of knowledge keeping in the pace with international standards of academic quality, including the high skilled employment needs presented by a growing economy operating in global environment.

Mechanical Engineering


To be the center of excellence in technological education research, innovation and remain a source of pride for all Ethiopian’s.


To prepare knowledgeable, skilled and matured in engineering and technology through undergraduate and graduate studies;

To produce problem-solving research outputs by promoting and enhancing researches focusing on knowledge and technology transfer consistent with the country’s priority needs; 

To strengthen and increase technological based services and supports that respond to the developmental needs of the nation through consultancy and community services.

To enhance wealth creation through technological innovation and entrepreneurship  

Program Delivery Modes

The mechanical engineering program is a full time based on-campus mode program offered during the day time via lecture, tutorial, and laboratory, visit our laboratories and workshops. Aside from the traditional way of course delivery students will take a one-semester intensive internship at different factories at a national level.

Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

PEO1: Graduates will apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

PEO2: Graduate will identify, formulate, conduct research and analyze complex engineering problems reaching a substantial-conclusion using principles of mathematics and engineering science.

PEO3: Graduates will function effectively as an individual and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multidisciplinary settings.

PEO4: Graduates will recognize the need for and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

PEO5: Graduates communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and society.

Student outcomes:

An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informal judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Delivering streams under Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Design 

Thermal Engineering

Manufacturing Engineering

As a mechanical engineer, you are an innovator. You're interested in the physical principles involved in a product's design, its manufacture and assembly, its safe operation and final disposal. You must also consider appearance and ease of use, the costs of design, manufacture, operation, and effects on the environment of your product. Robotics, automation for manufacturing, environmentally responsible power generation or any form of transportation are just some of the areas where your product can be used. In fact, it would be hard to find an area or object in everyday life that is not in some way affected by a mechanical engineer.

Should You Become a Mechanical Engineer?

Here are some common qualities of our mechanical engineering students:

Enjoy physics and math.

Problem-solve creatively.

Like to understand how and why things work.

Have an interest in bioengineering, aerospace or robotics.

Are curious about the use of alternative fuels and energy.

Want to use their ideas to help solve global problems.