In the current Ethiopian context, one could specialize in any one of the following areas:
This area of specialization focuses on the design of a product, starting from the need analysis through three dimensional modeling, strength and dynamic analysis up to prototype manufacturing and testing.
It deals with the study and application of materials used in mechanical engineering.
It deals with the design of manufacturing processes (like casting, forming, machining, joining, assembling, etc.) of an engineering product, starting from its design to planning and management of the manufacturing operations.
It deals with the design, selection, installation, commissioning, maintenance and operation of energy conversion, heating, cooling systems and equipment that utilize thermal primary energy resources.
It deals with the design, performance analysis, selection, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of rotating machines such as pumps, blowers, compressors and various types of turbines.
It deals with systematic application of reliability theory, condition monitoring and reconditioning techniques, and preventive maintenance programs to increase plant or equipment availability.
It deals with the design and maintenance of a motor vehicle and its accessories.
It deals with design and maintenance of an aircraft and its accessories.
It deals with control of mechanical systems and interfacing of mechanical system with electronic controllers and computer.
It deals with optimal design of manufacturing plant and optimal management of material, human and machine resources in manufacturing operations to minimize production costs and maximize product quality.
The vision of the Mechanical Engineering Department, School of Technology at Dilla University is to be the leading center of Mechanical Engineering Education and research in Ethiopia.
The mission of the mechanical engineering department is to offer an outstanding, professionally oriented undergraduate education and conduct applied research and consultancy service that will bring qualitative change in manufacturing industry and technical services in Ethiopia.
We will achieve our mission by:
The department offers programs leading to B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering in the regular and continuing education programs with duration of 5 years. It is currently running with a total of 180 students in a regular program.