Background of the Department

Mechanical Engineering Department of Raya University has been established in September 2017, with the objective of responding to the need for rapid industrialization and the changing societal needs of the country for sustainable development. The department believes in cultivating the full potential of students, and the advancement of all forms of knowledge keeping in pace with international standards of academic quality, including the high skilled employment needs presented by a growing economy operating in global environment.

 

Professional Profile of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is a profession that deals with the design, manufacturing, selection, installation, commissioning, operation, and maintenance of all forms of machinery, equipment, and industrial systems. The profession plays a vital role in the establishment and sustainable operation of a nation's manufacturing industries, transport systems, power generation, construction, and mining industries.

The work of mechanical engineers varies by industry and function. Large number of mechanical engineers works in erection and commissioning of industrial plants, production operations, maintenance, technical sales, etc.; few are engaged in research, testing, and design work. Many are administrators or managers while some work as consultants. Some of the typical job profiles that Mechanical Engineers, in various capacities, perform include:

  • Design, Development and Manufacturing of products and machines for industrial and consumer use
  • Industrial plant design, equipment selection, plant erection, commissioning, operation and maintenance;
  • Installation of machinery and piping
  • Engineering material production and testing
  • Industrial gas- and water supply system/component design
  • Automotive and construction equipment design and maintenance,
  • Heating, refrigeration, air-conditioning and compressed air systems, water supply systems design, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance
  • Energy conversion system/component design, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance
  • Control of noise, vibration and environmental pollution
  • Industrial project design and evaluation
  • Project planning and total quality management
  • Factory management in the capacity of general manager, technical manager, operation manager, maintenance manager, quality controller and sales manager
  • training, research and development
  • Appropriate technology solutions to address local community problems
  • Agro machinery and processing
  • Railway Systems Engineering
  • Sugar manufacturing and processing
  • Reverse engineering
  • Procurement of equipment and machinery, etc.
  • Spare parts management
  • Specification development

 

The following are several examples of the types of systems for which mechanical engineers are responsible:

  • Refrigeration and air-conditioning systems
  • Public utility systems
  • Automotive and aerospace vehicles
  • Hydraulics and fluid power systems
  • Automation systems
  • Heavy duty and earth moving equipment’s
  • Robotics
  • Control systems
  • Medical equipment
  • Propulsion systems
  • Power generating systems
  • Energy conservation and production systems
  • Agricultural equipment’s
  • Transportation systems and logistics
  • Lubrication and oil
  • Mining Operation
  • Fire and Safety Systems
  • Installation and Commissioning

 

Specialization areas of Mechanical Engineering  

  • Product Design and/or Applied Mechanics
  • Material Science
  • Manufacturing Engineering/ Technology
  • Thermal and Power Plant Engineering
  • Fluid Machinery
  • Maintenance Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Mechatronics and/or Robotics
  • Production Systems Management
  • Sugar Engineering and manufacturing
  • Railway Systems Engineering
  • Agro machinery and processing.
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Energy Technology/Engineering

 

Mission of the Department

To impart futuristic technical education and instill high patterns of discipline through dedicated staff who shall set global standards, making our students technologically superior and ethically strong, who in turn shall improve the quality of life of human race in general and our own people in particular.”

 

Vision of the Department

Mechanical Engineering Department in Raya University aspire to be one of the top ten governmental institutes of technology in 2023

 

Objectives of the Department

The objective of the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program is to provide broad-based educational training in mechanical engineering and its applications leading to a Bachelor of Science Degree. Its goal is to enable graduates to meet the challenges of the engineering profession in a rapidly changing environment that exists in a developing country like Ethiopia. These challenges require the ability to apply existing knowledge in new ways thereby creating new systems and opportunities as well as adapting existing technology to local production conditions. These require the ability to manage service, maintain and improve upon existing systems.

 

Core Values of the Department

  1. Student centeredness
  2. Energetic and motivated staffs
  3. Team Work
  4. Profession Ethical
  5. Unity
  6. Fairness
  7. Recognition of merit
  8. Diversity of cultures &view point
  9. Economical use of resources
  10. Quality academic service delivery
  11. Participatory leadership
  12. Competitiveness in scholarship

 

Staff Profiles

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Name

Specialization Area

Academic level

Position

Email Address

01

Tesfay Abrha

Mechanical Engineering

MSc

Engineering Collage Dean

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02

Franko Mezgobo

Mechanical Engineering

BSc

Head department of Mechanical engineering

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03

Kahsu Gebrehans

Mechanical Engineering

BSc

Assistant lecture

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04

Efrem Geremew

Mechanical Engineering

BSC

Assistant lecture

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05

Habtamu Abrha

Mechanical Engineering

Diploma

Technical Assistant

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06

Ngus Menbertshay

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Grade 8

Messenger

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Staff Members on Study Leave

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Name

Specialization Area

Academic level

Position

Email Address

01

Higus Gidey

Mechanical Engineering

Bsc

Assistant lecture

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02

Kibrom Gidey

Mechanical Engineering

BSc

Assistant lecture

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03

Moges Alemu

Mechanical Engineering

BSc

Assistant lecture

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04

Mebrhatom Kidanu

Mechanical Engineering

BSC

Assistant lecture

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