Sample Statement of Purpose for Mechanical Engineering

Published On: 18 Jun 2009

 | Last Updated On: 02 Jun 2014

The Statement of Purpose for mechanical engineering for top colleges requires that it should be a concise, well-written statement about an applicant's academic and research background. It should also explore the candidate’s career goals, and how this graduate program with help meet career and educational objectives. Ideally, the length of the SOP should be 1-3 pages.

Here is a sample Statement of Purpose for Mechanical engineering:

``An enormous number of challenges, thrown out by rapid development in science and technology, have made me choose engineering profession. Ever since my school days, I’ve been interested in the theoretical frameworks in Mathematics and Sciences, which drive the physical world. The amazing task of moving the world is the monopoly of machines, so I made Mechanical engineering my choice. In addition to finding out how a machine operates, I’ve always been interested in design aspects and monitoring the incipient faults occurring within machines. This urge has strengthened my ability to recognize the scope for improvement and also motivated me to look beyond the conventional functionalities of any machine.

I completed my higher secondary examination scoring 96% in basic sciences. Engineering, at this point of time, seemed as a natural extrapolation of my abilities and interests. My undergraduate education has provided a thorough exposure to the various specialties available in Mechanical Engineering, thus stimulating interest in advanced research.

In my undergraduate years, I've acquired a strong background in the fundamentals of the basic mechanical engineering subjects like Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass transfer, Solid Mechanics, Fluid mechanics, CAD/CAM, Mechanics of Machines, Design of machine elements etc. I have also had an introduction to specialized areas like Finite Element Techniques and Operations Research. Thermal and Fluid Sciences has captivated my interest during my undergraduate study and in relation to that I had also completed a project namely " Coal Water Slurry as an auxiliary fuel for oil " in boilers at Bharath Heavy Electrical Limited (B.H.E.L.) in collaboration with National Thermal Power Corporation, Central Fuel Research Institute & I.I.T.-Madras. I would like to pursue graduate studies in specialized Thermal fields like Combustion, Heat and Mass Transfer, Computational Fluid Dynamics in a committed manner and I am confident of contributing considerably to the growth of this field.

A coin has two faces. Similarly in my view, I feel that extracurricular activities are as important as studies in estimating a person's overall capacity. As a chess player and volleyball player representing the university, I am in a position that many athletes would covet. Another exciting and learning phase at the university had been my experience as an executing member of mechanical Engineers (Tirumala University). I am the Vice President of the LEO club of Tirumala University. I feel that I have evolved into a dynamic person due to my commitment to many extra-curricular activities at the highest level.

Browsing through the information brochure and the University's home page I feel that the graduate study in your university holds a lot of promise to me. The breadth and depth of the courses coupled with a stimulating research environment seem to me the right mix for seminal work and pioneering research.

I sincerely hope to have a mutually beneficial association with your University to contribute my best towards making a successful research endeavor. Keeping this in mind, joining your University seems to me as an excellent first step. Thanks for your consideration.’’

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