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Mechanical Engineering as a career

Mechanical Engineering  is one of the highly demanded and the highest ranked courses in engineering sector. Students with extra mechanical skill and knowledge mostly likes to pursue this course as interest lies within and these days everyone is talented and skillful, Advancement in technology has transformed more than we ever expected, so when we have reached so far, as a result we need to move more ahead with extra bunch of talented young minds and make impossible things possible. It is considered that most amazing part of joining Mechanical Engineering is designing and developing mechanical systems like automobile parts, robots, etc.

Some students choose Mechanical Engineering owing to its traditional popularity. Some choose it for the fact that mechanical engineering demands dedication, hard work and sincerity at all times, making it a complete development of education and personality. But indeed, the most attractive reason to join Mechanical Engineering, as I think, is that you actually like designing and developing mechanical systems like Robots, Automobile parts, infrastructural parts and much more. Mechanical Engineering has extensions to other popular branches like Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering etc. as well.

Speaking of this, let me start with a general misconception that Mechanical Engineering has to deal only with mechanics, particularly Newtonian. That’s not completely correct. Mechanical Engineering is not just about Newtonian mechanics. It also includes stuff like thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, properties of materials and some electronics. It’s more or less a finer application of traditional and modern physics and mathematics in designing, manufacturing and applying innovative ideas or modifying already available models to finer versions.

There is wide variety of opportunities in Mechanical field, starting from basics of Engineering Drawings to represent images of objects formally, to designing highly complex Robots and industrial application of automated or non-automated mechanical systems to ease production of a certain product.

Apart from interest, Mechanical Engineering has a wide scope for jobs. Giant companies like Thermax, L&T, Godrej, TATA Group, Kirloskar, Mercedes, Ford recruit Mechanical Engineers with high annual packages and interesting work in designing and manufacturing Aerospace parts, Automobiles, Compressors, Valves, Pumps, Agricultural Products, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and much more.

Why to Choose Mechanical Engineering as a Career?

Degree Advantage: In this high competitive world where everyone is running for reputed jobs, engineering students having degree have an additional advantage. We all know that engineers construct everything around us such as infrastructure, cars, automobiles, heavy industrial equipment and other devices we utilize in our regular life. Nothing is incorrect to say that  mechanical engineering aspirants enjoy great graduate prospects .

Starting Annual Packages: Young talented students with mechanical skills are highly valued and demanded by the mechanical industry. And their salary is the reflection of that, as valuable companies offers them a good amount of salary and also various facilities with that, so they work with full interest and develop innovative ideas for the fast growth of a particular project.

Mechanical engineering makes you versatile: Mechanical engineers are just not said as versatile or multi-talented people because they have a proficient degree in hand but also because of their occupational knowledge in various fields such as mathematics, electricity, computer applications, physics, etc. Additionally, they have other social knowledge of multiple things working in the industry.

Global Opportunities: Nowhere in the world, the demand of engineers is less. Every country needs engineers for their development and growth in various sectors and thus, they are highly needed. Many global companies offer hiring for other countries, so you may get a chance to shift to another country if interested, where these companies also provide you immense facilities to live a great life.

Work Experience with advance heavy equipment: Working with heavy equipment is not a cup of tea, it requires skills and knowledge of operating each machine used in the industry that needs special training to learn how to operate it. Mechanical engineers are the one who operates and later guides the labors how to operate it. Operating these heavy advance equipment is the exposure itself because not everyone gets the chance to go that close to the technology.

Advantages of being a Mechanical Engineer

It’s an evergreen branch
Mechanical engineers are always in demand therefore if you are a mechanical engineer employment is never a problem if you are a truly skilled engineer.

A wide range of sub-disciplines
There is a wide range of subjects available in mechanical engineering.
Specialization available in automobile engineering, aerospace engineering, marine engineering, mechanical engineering and many more.
With such a broad range of career opportunities, you are very likely to find something that suits your needs.

Excellent pay potential
You get paid a lot if you are experienced and have good technical and management skills. Once you get placed in a good company you don’t have to worry about your future.

Exciting workplaces
Becoming a mechanical engineer could take you to some interesting places such as oil rigs, deserts, the deep sea, automobile industries, and power industries.
If you are specialized in designing you can work in an office environment.

Global Opportunities
There isn’t a country in the world that doesn’t need mechanical engineers and there are a number of mechanical engineering courses which can testify to that.

Innovations for the future
Mechanical engineers are at the forefront of future technologies.
Mechanical engineers are developing new technologies for a number of industries including transportation, construction, robotics and much more.
You could discover, invent, innovate, design and create amazing products if you are a sound mechanical engineer.

Respected profession
Mechanical engineering is a well-respected profession.
Mechanical engineers are considered an important part of the community and without them, the progress of the global community and development of the modern world is impossible.

Disadvantages of being a Mechanical Engineer

Competitive atmosphere

Although mechanical engineers do receive favorable advancement opportunities, generally these don’t come easy.

It is difficult for new graduates to get placed in good companies unless there are some very good colleges or have great skills.

Prof. A.P. Edlabadkar

Mechanical Department