Mechanical Engineering – Career Opportunities

Mechanical engineering, one of the core engineering disciplines, deals with design and production of tools, machines and all other mechanical equipment to be used in industries. The industry offers a wide choice of options extending across many interdisciplinary interdependent specialties. Mechanical engineering is concerned with all types of machinery in industries and all aspects of their mechanism and functioning; the design, development, construction, production, installation, operation and maintenance; such as large steam and gas turbines, components of thermal power stations, internal combustion engines, jet engines, machine tools, air conditioning and heating machines, refrigerators etc to name a few. They not only design and create new products, but also develop materials for them and ways of making them.

The specializations include in areas like thermal engineering, design and production engineering etc. Mechanical engineers work in different firms like manufacturing workshops, quality control, process industries, power sectors, textile, paper industries, automation, automobiles, computational techniques, optimization, aviation, mining, marine, energy conservation, bio technology, nuclear science, space technology and much more. They can find work in administrative and managerial positions in government departments or public and private sector industries or do research as well as teaching and training. They could also option for technical sales / marketing or work as independent consultants. They can also opt for PG in engineering as well as management viz. M.E., M.Tech, M.S., M.B.A.