Futures Of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineers are involved in creating the future. They are the driving force behind many of our technologies and industrial processes including innovative products like mobiles, PCs and DVD etc in our modern world. The work of a Mechanical Engineer can be extremely challenging and fulfilling, requiring  IT, design and analytical skills together with an ability to work as a team. As their work involves production, transmission and use of
mechanical power and heat, they have to analyse the different materials used for the
machines and their tolerances, investigate the different energy sources and the power they generate and the design problems if any. When designing and making a commercial product they have to take into account all the business and marketing aspects to make sure that the product is affordable.
They share interests with many other engineers like Civil Engineers in structures and stress analysis; Electrical engineers in electronics, computing and control theory; Aeronautical Engineers in fluid flow and turbo machinery etc and also design tools needed by other engineers for their work. They work as part of a team with other engineers as well as financial, business and management professionals on a project together. Mechanical Engineers are also responsible for maintenance and repair of the devices. Care has to be taken that the plants give maximum output and the machinery is properly maintained.


Course For Mechanical Engineering 


A Mechanical Engineer One Should have a Graduate Degree(B.E / B.Tech) or Postgraduate Degree (M.E) or at Least a diploma in Mechanical Engineering.


SelectionSelection to the graduate courses ( BE / B.Tech ) is based on merit i.e the marks secured in the final exams of CPI and through entrance exams.


DurationBE / B.Tech courses are of 4 years’ duration. The diploma courses in polytechnics are of 2-3 years’ duration. 


Career Of Mechanical Engineering


Mechanical Engineering finds applications in all fields of technology. They could work in many industries including private or public sector industries of various types, and their work varies by industry and function. With the rapid rate of expansion in the industrial sector, the employment potential for mechanical engineers is very high. 


In the government sector, freshers could join as Junior Engineers and go up the ladder as Assistant Engineers,   Assistant Executive Engineers, Executive Engineers, Superintendent Engineers and so on.


These engineers are required in automobile, chemical, electronics, steel plants, oil exploration and refining, technical wings of armed forces, space research organisation, etc.  Candidates with post graduate degree or an additional management degree could find work in administrative and managerial positions in government departments or public and private sector industries or do research as well as teaching in Research and teaching institutes. They could also opt for technical sales / marketing or work as independent consultants.  Several government departments including Posts and Telegraphs, Defense, PWD, and CPWD employ mechanical engineers. Aeronautical, agricultural, automobile, chemical, and power plants, as well as the railways, need mechanical engineers to design and maintain their machinery. In agricultural sector, mechanical engineers play a vital role by establishing service centres for maintenance of tractors, oil engines, pump sets, electric motors and other agricultural equipments.

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