Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest and most fundamental branches of engineering sciences and has played a major role in development of new tools, structures and innovations and expanded the understanding of humans about their surroundings. Mechanics goes back to early times of human history, and civilizations of China, Persia, Greek and Egypt greatly contributed to this field. In next centuries, European scientists such as Newton and Galileo developed the mathematical foundations of Mechanics and meanwhile the industrial revolution in the Europe Mechanical Engineering emerged as a major in Universities. Mechanical Engineering is a dynamically evolving discipline. The fundamental aspects of a Mechanical Engineering education, including hands-on experience designing and building solutions to challenging problems, remain unchanged, but the areas of application are diverse and important.
After the foundation of the University of Tehran in 1934, the Engineering College as one of the six colleges of the University was founded by great endeavors of Professor Hesabi. The college was firstly located at the second floor of Dar ul-funun school. In the same year, among 100 graduate students of high schools, 40 students were admitted in civil, mechanical, electrical and mining engineering by an entrance exam.
School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Tehran
- The school of mechanical engineering with more than 80 years of educational and research background has set its goal to educate expert engineers who actively contribute to the success of industries according to the national and international standards.
- The ME school enjoys from 32500m2 of educational and research space. The educational and technical space includes laboratories of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, strength of material, dynamics and vibration, noise and acoustics, turbo-machineries, laser and engine. The research labs and machine shops including machinery shop, welding and sheet forming, auto-mechanics as well as computer site and library provide a dynamic environment for students to excel in ME skills. The department is the home to 65 well-known and expert faculty members who play an important role in educating students and performing applied research. The department has been recognized as the center of excellence in manufacturing and production, smart experimental mechanics, optimization of energy systems and turbo-machinery, and is honored to have graduated thousands of expert mechanical engineers.
- The school of ME admits M.Sc. students in 4 minors of applied design, manufacturing and production, energy conversion and turbo-machinery and Ph.D. students in the same minors and nanotechnology. Currently, 570 undergraduate students, 400 M.Sc. and 190 Ph.D. students are studying at the department.
- The alumni of the department have always been among the top engineers and technical and executive managers of the country. The graduated students who have pursued their studies in foreign countries have also shown an excellent performance in an international level and provided remarkable services to their society.