Mechanical Engineering Sandwich Program

The Scope Of Study

CPAT –TVS offers a 3 ½ -year Sandwich Program in Mechanical Engineering.

This program provides an introduction to the concepts, principles and application of Mechanical Engineering in Industry.

These principles and concepts of Mechanical engineering are applied to the plan, design, development, testing and manufacturing of mechanical equipments and machines, to product evaluation and machine tool maintenance.

Mechanical Engineering is also used in a wide variety of systems such as Mechatronics, Robotics, Automation and in the application of Quality systems such as TQM and TPM.

Description Of The Program

The courses in Mechanical Engineering (ME) include – Manufacturing Engineering, Material Science, Fluid Dynamics, Design of Machine Elements, Industrial Automation, CAD / CAM and Industrial Engineering and Management.
Special courses that all students in this stream are required to take include Values, Yoga and Meditation, Business Economics & Entrepreneurship, High School level Math and Science, Functional English, CNC Programming & Machining, Pneumatics & Hydraulics, PLC, CAD- CAM.
Continual revision and up gradation of the curriculum ensures exposure to new technology and new industrial practices in Engineering and Services. Students get to study under experienced faculty members and factory supervisors and managers.

This program prepares students for a diverse array of employment opportunities and to pursue further education.

Courses Offered

The In-Plant Training Program

During the 4th and 7th semesters, students go through in-plant training in state-of-the- art industries where they receive hands-on training in GPMs, Programming & Producing components on CNC Machines, Precision Measuring Instruments, CMM, Material Testing, Machine Tool Maintenance &Servicing, Welding, CAD/CAM, Electro Pneumatics & Hydraulics, PLC and Computer interfaces.

During the 7th semester students also complete industrial projects in their field. These experiences give them a direct understanding of industrial manufacturing systems and processes, and quality concepts. This enhances their employability.

Competencies Acquired From The Program

The students

  • Learn about design and operation of machines in industry and the use of technology in manufacturing processes
  • Undergo a thorough training in advanced high school level science and mathematics. This provides them with the academic knowledge and skills base for the courses in technology and engineering.
  • Acquire hands-on experience with conventional and non-conventional and CNC and PLC machines, Industrial Hydraulics, Advanced pneumatics, CAD/CAM, Machine tool Testing.
  • Undergo a thorough training in advanced high school level science and mathematics. This provides them with the academic knowledge and skills base for the courses in technology and engineering.
  • Acquire hands–on experience through in-plant training and working on individual projects.
  • Develop personal and inter personal skills through courses in Values and Ethics, Yoga and Meditation, Functional English and Dramatics.
  • Become industry ready.

Further Study

After completion of the Diploma in Sandwich program, students are eligible for a lateral entry to the second year of Engineering Degree Program, while they continue to work in the industries. 

Or, they can join the second year of the full time engineering program.

Career Opportunities

  • All successful graduates have been appointed in the following industrial positions
  • Team leader
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Production Supervisor
  • Field Service Supervisor
  • Quality Assurance Supervisor
  • Field Project Supervisor


Every successful graduate has been employed by leading industries in the region. CPAT-TVS students have received excellent commendations from their industrial employers for their innovative ideas, high motivation and initiative.

The CPAT-TVS Mechanical Diploma Engineers have been placed in the following industrial establishments -

  • Ashok Leyland Ltd,
  • Enfield India Ltd,
  • Nissan India P.Ltd
  • Schwing Stetter
  • Sundaram Clayton Ltd,
  • Lucas TVS Ltd,
  • Wheels India Ltd,
  • Michelin Tyres Ltd
  • TVS Motor Company Ltd.
  • Hyundai Motors Ltd.
  • Ford India
  • Daimler India
  • Mahindra & Mahindra