Mechanical engineering is one of the main engineering disciplines that include the application of laws of physics for designing, analyzing and manufacturing of mechanical systems. Mechanical engineers design and assemble engines and power plants, structures and vehicles of all sizes. Mechanical engineers must have a solid understanding of base concepts such as mechanics, kinematics, fluid mechanics and energy. Mechanical engineers utilize the core principles in the field to design and examine motor vehicles, watercraft, aircraft, heating and cooling systems, robotics, industrial equipment and machinery, medical devices and more. Mechanical engineering offers a solid base for professional engineering practice, and further study in mechanical engineering or many other related fields.
List of Courses: –
- Certificate in Mechanic of four Wheeler
- Diploma in Mechatronics
- Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
- Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
- Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical & Automation Engineering
- Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering
- Bachelor of Technology in Mechatronics
- Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
- Master of Engineering in Tool Design
- Master of Technology in Mechanical Engineering
- Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering
For admission in a bachelor’s degree, the candidate must have passed the higher secondary school certificate (10+2) examination with science subject such as biology, maths and chemistry. For IITs, It is mandatory to qualify in the Joint Entrance Examinations (J.E.E). The duration for the course is 4 years.
The eligibility criteria for pursuing a master’s degree are holding a bachelor’s degree in (B.E/B.Tech) or any other equivalent branches of engineering. The duration for the course is 2 years.
Some of its specialized fields are: –
- Micro Electro Mechanical Systems
- Structural Analysis
- Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing
- Production Engineering
- Turbo machinery and Combustion Systems
- Mechatronics and Robotics
- Computational Fluid Dynamics and Acoustics
- Rapid Prototyping
- Thermodynamics and Thermo-Science
Mechanical engineering is one of the top most career choices made by students in India. There are a lots of career opportunities in this field for young aspirants. Graduates from this field are mainly employed in manufacturing firms. Mechanical engineers can seek employment in private or public sector industries of various types. They can also find job in government departments such as CPWD, defense, PWD, posts and telegraphs. Other sectors such as electronics, chemical, power plants, steel plants, agricultural, space research institutes, automobile and aeronautical as well as the railways, need mechanical engineers to design and maintain their machinery.
Candidates with postgraduate degree or with additional management degree can find work in executive and managerial positions. In agricultural division, mechanical engineers play a major role by establishing service centers for maintenance of pump sets, tractors, electric motors, oil engines and other agricultural equipments. Candidates who are interested in research activities can work with many public/private sectors research organizations. Professionals in this career can also opt for teaching jobs in universities and colleges. Postgraduate students with experience can also seek employment in abroad countries.
Some profiles types: –
- Junior Engineers
- Assistant Engineers
- Executive Engineers
- Independent Consultants
- Mechanical/Sales Engineer
- Mechanical Design Engineer
- Assistant Executive Engineers
Engineers working in government departments can earn around Rs. 8,000 to Rs. 15,000 every month at beginner level while at superior level it might go up to more than Rs 20,000 every month. Professors and lecturers of technical colleges are getting as fixed by UGC. In private companies where mechanical engineers are generally sought, their salaries are fairly high ranging from Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 60,000 depending upon qualification and experience. Consultancy job in mechanical engineering is also a highly lucrative career path. Consultants are earning handsome salary depending upon number and nature of clients they have.