Apart from courses covering the fundamental concepts and critical thinking skills in classroom, students are encouraged to be engaged in student organizations beyond the classroom. The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) has two Undergraduate Students Organizations, namely :
(1) Keluarga Mahasiswa Teknik Mesin (KMTM) or Mechanical Engineering Student Union.
(2) Himpunan Mahasiswa Teknik Industri (HMTI) or Industrial Engineering Student Union.
The students organizations enable undergraduate students to become active in their communities. In addition, the students organizations are intended to foster student’s creativity, engineering practice, leadership and teamwork that will support their careers in the future.
A. MECHANICAL ENGINEERING STUDENT UNION
Mechanical Engineering Student Union (KMTM) has four excellent Student Teams as follows:
Bima Sakti is the Department of Mechanical Engineering’s Student Formula SAE team devoted to providing experiences for undergraduate students in research and car design. Formula SAE is a collegiate motorsport racing series in which students use technical innovation and advanced engineering analysis to build formula-style race cars. Every year, Bima Sakti Formula SAE team participates in Student Formula SAE Competition of Japan held in Shizuoka, Japan. By joining this competition, students have experiences in engineering design and teamwork which are important for their career in industries.
Gama Force is the unmanned aerial vehicle (UHV) team at Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM). The Gama Force has members from various fields of study with the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering as the team leader. The Gama Force UAV is aimed to give undergraduate students experiences in aerodynamics research, aircraft design and control.
Semar is the Department of Mechanical Engineering’s Shell Eco-marathon team. Shell Eco-Marathon is an annual competition sponsored by Shell that challenges students around the world to design, build and drive the most energy-efficient car. Semar Team has participated in Shell Eco-marathon Competition in Asia (Singapore) since 2007.
Arjuna is the electric vehicle team at Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) which involves some departments including Department of Mechanical and Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering and Department of Physics. The Arjuna Electric Vehicle is aimed to give undergraduate students experiences in car design, research in battery and control. Arjuna team can support The Goverment Policy to develop environmentally friendly electric cars.
B. INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING STUDENT UNION