University of Strathclyde | Department of Mechanical Engineering

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University of Strathclyde | Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Established 1964

History

The Department of Mechanical Engineering was formed in 1964 on the establishment of the University of Strathclyde when the former Royal College of Science and Technolgy Department of Mechanical, Civil and Chemical Engineering was split into three departments, one of which was Mechanical Engineering.

In 1970, several units within the department, namely the Bioengineering Unit, Dynamics and Control, Engineering Design, Production Engineering, Mechanics of Materials and Thermodynamics and Mechanics of Fluids, became independent departments or units.

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Related entity

University of Strathclyde | Bioengineering Unit (1962 -)

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C0357

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hierarchical

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Royal College of Science and Technology, Glasgow | Department of Mechanical, Civil and Chemical Engineering (1933 - 1964)

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C0336

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temporal

Dates of the relationship

1964

Description of relationship

In 1964, the Department of Mechanical, Civil and Chemical Engineering was split into three departments, one of which was the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

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University of Strathclyde (1964 to date)

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C0047

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associative

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C0315

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GB 249

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ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Created by Kimberly Sommerville, November 2011.

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'A short history of mechanical engineering' by James T. Boyle (Glasgow: Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, 2003)

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