BE final year Project sometimes decide student's specialization area in a higher study like ME/Ph.D. or job. Final Project gives the student an opportunity to work in a group, so one can learn leadership, teamwork and collective efforts in any problem or project. You will get a chance to revise or use your complete syllabus during the project work and this will help in your GATE examinations.
We frequently stuck and do not know what should be the project topic and how it will be helpful in the future.
One can choose the project topic based on the following points
Personal interest in the subject: You cannot do well in your project work if you are not enjoying it and one can only enjoy the work when he/she has an interest in it. So, carefully decide the area of your project work i.e.
- Machine Design (Involves design of machine elements)
- Thermal Engineering (Involves thermal interactions between systems)
- Manufacturing Science (Involves manufacturing machine elements)
- Other (Includes Industrial engineering stuff)
You can cultivate an interest in a particular field provided you are serious about it otherwise you have to suffer and ready to accept the results.
Availability of resources: You need to make sure about what is available with you or with your college/department and what is to be needed for your project work. What are the software skills, the material needed? Have a habit of reading books related to your subject area. Read technical books to sharpen your basics to get help in project work. Download the free books here.
Costing during project fabrication or preparation: One of the most important factors in doing the project is money. If you do not have sufficient funds, you need to compromise with the work and with its quality. Meet with your college authorities about the costing and find a way to tackle it. Also, fabrication work involves the use of software like AutoCAD, ProEngineer or any other 2D/3D modeling software. You also need to learn important software used by Mechanical engineers.
Guide or Supervisor: This is one of the most important points while doing the project because you will be given the right path by your guide, he/she will direct you to what is right and what not based on their experience. Have positive and friendly relation with your guide and that does not mean you can treat him/her like friends. Maintain the distance and give respect to them.