It gives me immense pleasure to write a testimonial for the Department of Mechanical Engineering (DME) at the Federal Institute of Science and Technology. Much of the faculty at DME understands and tends to the needs of the students, both in terms of advising on personal and professional levels.
During my time, although experimental research was in its infancy, the research using computational methods in mechanics was quite well established. In addition to the Computational research lab, the CHPC and CCF provide a good level of computational resources to run some of the complex problems at the level.
Student organizations at DME, such as SAME and AMSE provide a launch pad for undergrads and grads alike, to jump right into state-of-the-art of research across the world. Interdisciplinary groups and projects are encouraged by the department and a good amount of support is provided by the faculty in this direction as well.
The industrial visits and seminars by experts in the field provide good exposure to understanding how the industries work and an ability to be in touch with the professionals for opportunities after graduation. And lastly, the entrepreneurship and incubation center at the school also helps the students to sell their idea to be successful in what they love to do.
In my humble opinion, students who dream to go higher can always use the facilities and opportunities in DME, FISAT to launch themselves to unimaginable heights, provided they grab the opportunities and stay motivated. Personally, it had given me the push to pursue higher and reach where I am now.