This engineering field requires an understanding of core concepts including Mechanics, Kinematics, Thermodynamics, Materials Science, Structural Analysis, and Electricity. Mechanical Engineers use these core principles along with tools like Computer-Aided Engineering and Product Lifecycle Management to design and analyze Manufacturing Plants, Industrial Equipment and Machinery, Heating And Cooling Systems, Transport Systems, Aircraft, Watercraft, Robotics, Medical Devices, and others.
In the government sector, Mechanical Engineers can provide their knowledge to various government run projects in the role of technical experts and consultants. They can also work in private engineering companies that provide technical consultancy to both government and corporate firms.
An insight to the near future
The job market for Mechanical Engineers is perennial. Even the vagaries of the global economic crisis could not knock out the demand for these professionals in the Indian job market. Although some branches of mechanical engineering went out of focus during the meltdown period, the overall situation was much better as compared with other careers. On the brighter side, things are getting back to normal and this evergreen career path is again gaining currency amongst career aspirants as it did during the pre-meltdown years.Different roles, Different names
- Research and Development (R&D)
- Design Professionals
- Production Engineers
- Analysis and Testing Engineers
- Installation and Maintenance Engineers
- Operation Engineers
- Quality Surveyors