NATIONAL LEVEL COMPETITION OF REVERSE ENGINEERING HANDS-ON SESSION (SAEISS – NLCRE 2022)
The National Level Competition of Reverse Engineering Hands-On Session was organised by SAEINDIA Southern Section and Centre of Excellence in Automotive Technology (CEAT), MIT Campus: Anna University. Program was conducted with the vision of creating awareness about reverse engineering. Exclusive hands-on sessions were conducted from 04.07.20200 to 03.09.2022.
The hands-on sessions were held at Department of Automobile Engineering. 46 batches consisting of 363 students participated in this programme.3 subject matter experts and 15 review members from various organization took part in this session for 54 days and trained the students.
The Hands-on session was organised with the vision of equipping the future engineers as industry ready engineers for their gainful employment. 3 subject matter experts and 15 review members from various organization namely MIT, TI Cycles, A2 MAC 1, M & M and AL trained the students for their gainful employment. Subject expertise trained some of the important components like experience which encompassed of competency, process and context, competency which encompassed knowledge, skills, and attitude and knowledge with lower and higher order level skills.
During the session, employment nurturing 25 skills were planned to trained the students. 9 skills were trained during the session and 16 skills would be trained through online mode in future. The hands-on sessions were carried out from 04.07.2022 to 03.09.20222. Each batch consisting of 50 students were trained for a week lasted from Monday to Saturday. Totally 9 batches of students benefited out of this program. Totally 48 hrs of time were spent to each batch, they 80% of Hands-on session and 20% theoretical session. During the hands-on session primary aspects in connection with engineering components in order to gain employment were trained for all the batches as follow as:
Day -1 - Reverse Engineering of Drinking Water Pump (manual pump for bottled water)
Day - 2 - Reverse Engineering of Stapler.
Day - 3 - Reverse Engineering of Bicycle.
Day - 4 - Freehand Sketches.
Day - 5 - Assembly Tree (Bicycle)
Day – 6 – Presentation
Description of the sessions in a nut-shell
During the aforementioned session reverse engineering of Drinking Water Pump, Stapler, Bicycle were described on day 1, 2 and 3. On day 4, freehand sketches session was conducted, on day 5 hands-on training session was conducted for assembling bicycle. On the final day of 6, students were asked to give mini / small presentation about the entire session. Some of the important components like Experience which includes competency, process and context, Competency which includes knowledge, skills and attitude and Knowledge includes lower and higher order level skills were handled. Students were exposed prepare themselves from comfort zone to learning zone.
Suggestions / Recommendations
We would like to have more hands-on sessions and seminars on reverse engineering to provide
gainful employment for the benefits of students.
Overall, the sessions were highly enlightening and informative. In the meantime, it created awareness about reverse engineering and essential skills for the employment among the students. At the end of the session, a feedback form was circulated among the students and their feedback was recorded and analysed. 95% of the students rated the sessions as excellent and only 5% of the students responded as fair. The program was coordinated by Mr Vasanthan B, Assistant Professor, Department of Automobile Engineering. MIT Campus, Anna University, Chennai - 44