Statement Of Purpose Essay
The ensuring statement of purpose is meant to put forth my aspiration to pursue my career through Masters in Mechanical Engineering at your esteemed university, as well as description of my plans subsequent to my graduation. In this ever changing world of Engineering and Technology, passing day makes them obsolete, I want to attain the highest level of education and transcend new scope for research in Mechanical Engineering. This has always fascinated me and I am keen to continue my academic pursuit in this field.
I have always cherished a dream to become an Engineer, a dream that was innate and developed slowly over the years. Right from my school days I found myself fascinated by the intricacies of mathematics and physics, which spurn the web their web of aura around me, a web that I sought to unravel in countless problem solving sessions I have always felt a strong need for achievement, which has been the motivating force behind whatever I have achieved in my academic career. Mechanical department staff in my college gave the strong support to my feeling saying that “We being the Mechanical Engineering students can make the world and we can move the world”.
I finished my schooling with 83% in 10th class and with 93.2% in 12th class. I was placed among the top 5% of 110,000 odd students in a state level entrance examination for undergraduate study through which I could cherish my dream of getting into the stream of Mechanical Engineering in a reputed institution .I am proud to say that our college is one of the best college in the state that every undergraduate student has a dream to enroll into it. The college has accredited “A” grade by “NBA” and “AICTE”. In such a good college I got 87% in aggregate and stood “UNIVERSITY FIRST”in b.tech in mechanical engineering.
In this world where engineers are proliferating at an extremely high place, I felt that I had to achieve something different to stand in a good position in the competitive world pursuing this strongly in built motive, I have authored some technical papers, which have received due appreciation on which I wrote about the present trends and performance improvement of a diesel engine with cotton seed oil and advances in advanced chemical engineering in alternate fuels and robot hexapod matrix related approach for calculation of arm length of robot. During my study at baccalaureate level I have nurtured a growing interest in CAE and Robotics due to its immense real life applications and wide scope of research. It is my interest to excel in the fields of CAE, Robotics and to position of immense. I want to expose myself to the outer limits of specialized knowledge of these fields. A through knowledge of computers is imperative for any engineer to be successful. I have taken computer and mechanical courses in C-Language, C++ , JAVA and I am well acquainted with mechanical software’s namely I-DEAS, AUTOCAD, UNIGRAPHICS. I have worked various flat forms like WINDOWS, DOS and UNIX.
The American universities have always pioneered the research in my fields of interest. Being a prospective student for new challenging ideas, I believe that an opportunity for higher education in U.S.A. would be a unique fortuity to test and prove my ability and also to enrich and broaden my keen with transition to a new setting. Finally, I would like to add here that my parents have always been a source of inspiration to me. They have set me personal examples and ideals for me follow. As a result of this, I believe that over the years, I have evolved into a person who can fit easily into a team and who appreciates the value of discussion and exchanges of ideas. I am largely self-regulated and am capable of independent work, given an opportunity.
I would like to conclude with the reasons for my choosing to apply to your esteemed university for my MS in Mechanical Engineering. I perceive that graduate study nurtures the seeds of learning sown during the course of undergraduate study. After having gone through the details of the research facilities available at your university, I feel that they are very much catering to the fields of interest and it is the right place to embark upon my academic career.
An assistantship besides providing financial support as seen fit by the university official would gain me valuable research experience and will place me in a good stead leader in my career .I wish to aver that I will make maximum use of all the opportunities bestowed upon me and shall pursue my goals with whole hearted dedication and can live to the high standards set by the university. I sincerely hope that my application for admission is favorably received
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Second example of sop Technology is driven by need. Inventors often have an uncanny skill of resolving situations with their innovations. But what separates engineers from mere innovators is the ability to recognize the importance of sustainable technological solutions for the future. Although many of our needs and predicaments remain the same, the answers keep changing with time. My ability to be proactive in this matter makes me stand apart. 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.
Ever since my school days, I’ve been interested in the theoretical frameworks in Mathematics and Sciences, which drive the physical world. I have received grades with magna cum laude both in my 10th and 12th grade. Engineering, at this point of time, seemed as a natural extrapolation of my abilities and interests. The amazing task of moving the world is the monopoly of machines, so I made Mechanical engineering my choice. I successfully cleared the ‘All India Engineering Entrance Examination’ (AIEEE) which placed me within the top 2% bracket amongst over 800,000 takers. With a score of 98 percentile in AIEEE I enrolled in the discipline of Mechanical Engineering at National Institute of Technology, Rourkela (NITR). My undergraduate education at the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela (NITR) has provided a thorough exposure to the various specialties available in Mechanical Engineering, thus stimulating interest in advanced research.
At the Indian Railways Coach Workshop I worked on Maintenance of Railway Coaches using NDT methods. The project involved the application and checking the viability of the present NDT methods for detecting flaws in the various mechanical components of the coaches. The first phase of the project involved the study of the various faults occurring in coach components and the NDT methods used to detect them. In the second phase I worked on introducing other prevalent NDT methods like Wear debris monitoring, infrared thermography and shock pulse method. While working on them, I proposed their use in different areas to determine faults. The applications of Wear debris monitoring for roller bearings, inspection of alternator bearings by shock pulse method, to name a few. The industrial project enabled me to appreciate the various techniques developed in fault determination and the impact cutting edge research has in developing better technologies. I continued my research in this field of NDT by undertaking academic project of Gear Drive Fault Detection through Vibration Analysis. Currently I am working on this project which involves investigating the various faults occurring in gears with the help of vibration analysis which is based on the fact that faults, when they begin to occur, alter the frequency spectrum of the gear vibration. The particular faults in the gear drive will be identified by recognizing the growth of distinctive sideband patterns in the spectrum. This project coupled with current study of Vibration & Noise Engineering allowed me to develop an understanding of vibration as an integral part of the design process and its role in determination of faults.
During my course of Engineering, I have not limited myself to a particular area of Mechanical Engineering. I have secured a GPA of 4.5 out of a scale of 5 in the field of Design. Also, my keen interest to stay abreast with the evolving methods of designing has helped me in gaining an appreciation for languages such as AutoCAD, Catia and Fluent. In “CAD Venture” event, a 3-D design contest, conducted as a part of Confluence2K9-a national level technical festival held in NITR, I was adjudged as the second best, amongst 500 other participants. My current project on CFD analysis of flow of fluids in channels and pipes is helping me to gain a deeper insight on the abilities and functions of Fluent. My undergraduate engineering degree has left me with keen sense of appreciation for the need for evolution of engineering & technology. A Masters degree will further equip me with intellectual depth and breadth along with greater practical knowledge to face the professional and leadership challenges I will face in my career. After a good deal of self-evaluation, I’ve decided to pursue graduate studies in Mechanical Engineering. This decision naturally followed after carefully considering my academic background and areas of work.