SAMPLE SOP FOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

| Sample SOP for Mechanical Engineering – This a Statement of Purpose of a student who got admitted to Columbia for the Masters in ME program. |
Sample SOP for Mechanical Engineering
Imagine living with no lights in the evening and using kerosene and fire wood to keep warm. Startlingly, according to statistics published by Wall Street Journal, one third of the world’s population lives in this manner.The traditional sources of energy are falling short of the demand and there is an immediate need to harness new forms of energy.  In India, for example, due to excessive power drawn by the northern sector, the entire grid collapsed and 320 million people, about 9% of the world’s population, faced crippling power crisis as grids collapsed in several parts of the country.  This wasn’t the first time, it has happened several times before.

Several organisations across the globe are taking various steps to generate power by non-conventional means. Electricity is now being generated from the motion of cars, osmotic pressure at estuaries, heat from ocean bodies etc. While these ideas are rather expensive and not easily commercializable, they have been the impetus and the driving force behind identifying non-conventional solutions to overcome the crisis.   For instance, the braking effect on a car produces tremendous energy but this gets dissipated. New entrepreneurs have used areas on the roads where braking would normally occur to install plates and mechanisms that could absorb this energy and convert it into electricity. Infact, a Colombia based company has demonstrated a kinetic-energy harvesting system.
Sample SOP for Mechanical Engineering
To me, energy is not a privilege but a right.  The field has always been something that fascinates me. There is tremendous scope for innovation and I see myself as an entrepreneur who can further expand the new horizons in the energy sector and work towards electrifying rural India.  To this end, I look forward to a Masters in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in energy systems from Columbia University to acquire the requisite skill set to embark on my journey to entrepreneurship.
Sample SOP for Mechanical Engineering
Pursuing my undergraduate education in Mechanical Engineering at the ____ College of Engineering of the Mumbai University, one of oldest and most reputed colleges, has enabled me to acquire a sound foundation required to excel at Columbia University. I am well versed in subjects such as Applied Thermodynamics, Thermal Engineering, Heat and Mass Transfer, Fluid Dynamics and Mechanics, Theory of Machines, Strength of Materials, etc., and have developed a keen interest for heat transfer and fluid dynamics. Along with two of my classmates, I am currently working on a project to cool a room with the minimal usage of electricity.  We have fabricated an earth air tunnel, which uses the thermal capacity of the earth’s inner surface to cool the air that passes through the tunnel (pvc pipe),which  goes 3 feet underground. We are conducting several experiments to see the effect of this tunnel on the air passing through it.  We aim to fabricate a sucker at the outlet to provide a certain velocity to the air, before distributing it to the entire room with the help of pipes and ducts. In comparison to a 4 tonne AC which would use up several watts of power, the wattage used by this system is minimal and only required for the auxiliary equipment. Though this system cannot achieve the level of cooling achieved by an air-conditioner, it can provide some relief from the sultry heat of Mumbai’s summers.
Sample SOP for Mechanical Engineering
Given the modernisation of industry and machinery, an integration of various fields like computer programming, mechanics and machinery, electronics is essential. With a goal to gain a better understanding on how institutions merge various sciences,I pursued two internships, namely at Air India Ltd and Manugraph India Ltd. At Air India, India’s national airline,I spent 4 weeks at the machine shop of Air India’s Component Overhaul Division, and learnt about the techniques used for the maintenance and repair of the wheels and brakes of an Aircraft. At Manugraph, the leading newspaper and magazine printing press manufacturer and exporter, I worked on the shop-floor in the Machine Shop and Assembly departments. I learnt the functioning and handling of several manually operated machines and also learnt about the programming and operating of CNC (computerised numerical control) machines. At both the institutions, I was well exposed to the integration in technology and I hope to use the knowledge I have gained to develop new energy systems at Columbia University.
Sample SOP for Mechanical Engineering
Contributing to my country’s energy sector is my dream.  At Columbia University, I want to learn about the various techniques and methods being used to create and harness new forms of energy. The program of Masters in Mechanical Engineering with concentration in Energy Systems at the Fu Foundation School provides various courses of my interest. The courses on advanced mechanics of fluids and advanced mechanics of heat transfer can strengthen my hold on these subjects. Smarter and more efficient power grid systems are the need of the hour, and there is an entire subject dedicated to that. Aspiring to be an entrepreneur, the courses on energy infrastructure and environmental policies would be ideal for me to take up. Hence the variety of subjects offered suits me perfectly. The recent energy map of NYC developed at the school is something I have read about and being given the chance to take part in such project work would be a privilege
Sample SOP for Mechanical Engineering
Life is more about giving than taking. I believe that my work as the Cultural Secretary of the Student Council of Sardar Patel College of Engineering has nurtured me into a well-rounded individual. As the cultural secretary, my primary responsibility was to organise SPACE, (Sardar Patel Annual Cultural Extravaganza) our annual cultural festival. Being the 50th year of the college, the onus was on me and my team to make it an event to remember. I headed a team of over 60 people, solicited sponsors for the festival and ensured that the festival had the highest footfall compared to that of earlier years.While holding the positon of cultural secretary of my college, I also organised blood donation drives andencouraged NGO involvement. In addition, I am the Administrator of the Junior Branch of CISV (Children’s International Summer Villages) Maharashtra, India. CISV is an international peace organisation formed after the World War II to promote world peace and global friendship. We have organised International camps for 12 year olds where children from 12 countries lived together for one month. I believe these experiences have trained me well to serve any organisation I am a part of. If given an opportunity I would like to continue the same by being part of the Engineering Student Council and other similar bodies at Columbia.
Sample SOP for Mechanical Engineering
I believe that studying at Columbia University will be an ideal launching pad to help me to realise my dream of contributing to the field of energy systems. I am aware that the standards for prospective students for Columbia University are very high, but I am confident to live up to all expectations and hopefully exceed them. The interaction with intellectuals in this field from around the globe will expand my horizons and improve my cultural personality. I assure to be an asset to Columbia and hope that the Admission Committee shares the same confidence.
Sample SOP for Mechanical Engineering