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Final year project options in Mechanical Engineering


Posted Date: 29-Apr-2012  Last Updated:   Category: Mechanical Projects    
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This resource helps you to decide final year project in Mechanical Engineering if you are B.Tech/B.E. Mechanical student. It gives you tips and guidelines that is more important to consider while selecting any final year project topic. Final year engineering projects decides your area of specialization in future study or future job. This article also explain prerequisite before commencement of any project in final year mechanical engineering.



Each engineering branch has its curriculum and based on which each final year student has to do project work on a specific topic. One can choose the topic of project work by oneself or by choice of teacher or supervisor/guide. Normally it is good if topic is chosen based on keeping one's interest and its important and significance for future job scope. There are numerous amount of different topic available in mechanical engineering based on many specializations in this branch.

Importance of final year project topic


Topic of final year engineering projects usually decides one's area of interest. Whole year he/she has to deal with that special topic to finish the project in time and with sufficient outcome. One needs to concentrate more on project and has to deal with it completely throughout the year. Once you decide topic based on your interest, topic itself decides area of specialization.
Mechanical Engineering has many specializations that include Thermal Engineering, Machine design, Manufacturing engineering, Industrial Engineering and many more.

Thermal Engineering projects


cover thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer, refrigeration and air conditioning, process equipment as different subjects. Projects in thermal engineering include topics related to thermodynamic analysis of any process devices like heat exchanger, boiler, evaporator, condenser and many more. Heat and mass transfer subject covers calculation of heat and energy transfer in devices like boiler, heat exchanger and process equipment to help in thermal design and analysis of it.

Sample project topics in Thermal Engineering are :

  • Thermal analysis and design of shell and heat type heat exchanger

  • Thermal design and analysis of boiler

  • Thermodynamic analysis of refrigeration system

  • Thermal analysis of air conditioner

  • Thermal design of domestic refrigerator


  • Machine design projects


    Mechanical Engineering has machine design as one of the specialization which deals with design or creation of new needs/machine/machine component. Sometimes design procedure covers modification of existing machine/machine elements to improve the design.
    Many different types of machine design projects can be chosen like,

  • Design of connecting rod of petrol engine with 100 cc capacity

  • Design of flywheel for punching machine

  • Design improvement for existing drilling machine

  • Design of pressure vessel for chemical industry


  • Manufacturing projects


    Manufacturing deals with making, fabricating and joining of metal, non-metals parts to help in constructing machine and its elements/parts. Manufacturing includes welding process, hot working, cold working, soldering, brazing, machining of components, casting, forging etc.

    Sample manufacturing projects involves

  • Optimization of welding parameters

  • Optimization of machine process parameters

  • Drill geometry optimization

  • New methods in casting process


  • Industrial engineering projects


    Industrial engineering involves industrial management, work study methods, motion studies, process planning control, Critical Path Method, PERT etc. This specialization includes managing industries and its related areas.

    Sample projects in industrial engineering involves :

  • Motion and time study of existing industry process

  • CPM and PERT method to optimize profit of industry.


  • Multi specialization project topics in mechanical engineering


    Some topics involve use of more than one specialization to complete that project. Like Design and fabrication of shell and tube heat exchanger which requires use of machine design, heat transfer, thermodynamics, fabrication process. Design involves thermal analysis of heat exchanger process in shell and tube type heat exchanger, fabrication involves making of shell and tube type heat exchanger based on size calculation done by thermal design of it.
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    Responses to "Final year project options in Mechanical Engineering"
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    Author: Muhammad Haris    08 Mar 2013Member Level: Gold   Points : 2
    Very nice article by you sir. This article is really helpful. Actually my brother is doing Mechanical engineering and He is in last semester. He was in search of final project. Herein this article, I have fond so many option. I will tell him about your article.


    Author: Manzoor Ellahi    10 Mar 2013Member Level: Bronze   Points : 2
    very nice article by you sir. This article will really help those people, who are doing mechanical engineering. As I am Assistant manager in Mechanical Engineering, so I think so, you have mentioned very good final year project.


    Guest Author: ronak patel     14 Jul 2014
    is there any casting related project for b.tech level student with new concept??


    Guest Author: rajesh     26 Aug 2014
    hi, I am doing ME in cad/cam specialization and am currently looking for my m.tech thesis, I want to do it in rapid prototyping and design side, so please guide me what would be the best topics in this area. suggestions are welcome.


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