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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is the second largest engineering discipline and one of the oldest. Mechanical engineers apply the principles of mechanics and energy to the design of machines and devices. ME are involved with the design of structures, operation and maintenance of mechanical systems.

Mechanical engineers design automobiles, trucks, airplanes, and trains for transportation; tractors for food production; interplanetary space vehicles; copying machines, fax machines, staplers, and mechanical pencils used in the office; and lathes, milling machines, grinders, and drill presses used in the manufacture of goods. Mechanical engineers also design and operate power plants and are concerned with the economical combustion of fuels, the conversion of heat energy into mechanical energy, and the use of the mechanical energy to perform useful work. 

The Mechanical Engineering provides a solid foundation for professional engineering practice, and further study in Mechanical Engineering or many other related fields. The major requirements develop the students’ ability to apply scientific principles in the design and analysis of mechanical and energy conversion systems. Students are challenged with design problems in most of the major courses, which provide opportunities for developing creativity in solving real-world problems.

This is the largest and oldest branch of the engineering profession. It is concerned with the design, development, manufacture, operation and maintenance of many types of plants, machinery and mechanical products. New areas include Robotic inspection systems, Cryogenic technology for material treatment, Laser material processing etc.

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Scope :

Large number of job opportunities in Automobile, Petroleum, Oil, Gas, Transport, Aircraft industries, Railways, etc. in India and Abroad.

Skills Required :

Personal Skills :

Mechanical engineering technicians need to have excellent mechanical engineering skills, as well as technical drawing and computer skills for designing machines and equipment. It requires IT, design and analytical skills together with an ability to conceptualize structures. They must have numeric skills as math’s is an important tool, an inquisitive and logical mind to make connections between ideas and handle abstract concepts, creative and innovative ideas to find solutions to problems which may need a new perspective, good practical skills to apply math’s and science to real problems. Organising ability, practicality, ability to get on well with people of all types, ability to keep calm under pressure and flexibly to work in a multi disciplinary area are an asset in the field.

Courses :

In addition to the basic engineering sciences, the programme in mechanical engineering lays emphasis on the analysis and synthesis involved in the design, manufacture and operation of prime movers, pumps, compressors, machine tools, mass production technique etc.

Design, operation & maintenance of machine & their components, mechanisms, machine tools, manufacturing systems & processes, components of terminal power system including internal combustion engine & turbo-machinery, solar energy, heat transfer, air-conditioning, refrigeration & industrial engineering including production, planning & control-both the fundamental & & applied aspects leading to these areas. Scope exists in almost every industry including power plants of all types.

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List of Courses :

  1. Certificate in Mechanic of four Wheeler.
  2. Diploma in Mechatronics.
  3. Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.
  4. Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering.
  5. Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical & Automation Engineering.
  6. Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering.
  7. Bachelor of Technology in Mechatronics.
  8. Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering.
  9. Master of Engineering in Tool Design.
  10. Master of Technology in Mechanical Engineering.
  11. Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering.

Eligibility & Admission Process :

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.

Colleges :

  1. Bearys Institute of Technology, Mangalore (Karnataka).
  2. Achutha Institute of Technology, Bangalore (Karnataka).
  3. ATME College of Engineering, Mysore (Karnataka).
  4. Ballari Institute of Technology And Management (BITM), Bellary (Karnataka).
  5. St. Joseph Engineering College, Mangalore (Karnataka).
  6. SEA College of Engineering and Technology, Bangalore (Karnataka).
  7. Reva Institute of Technology and Management, Bangalore (Karnataka).
  8. PES Institute of Technology (PESIT), Bangalore (Karnataka).
  9. Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology (NMIT), Bangalore (Karnataka).
  10. HKBK College of Engineering, Bangalore (Karnataka).

Job Prospects & Salaries :

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 :  

  • Lecturer.
  • Researcher.
  • Junior Engineers.
  • Assistant Engineers.
  • Executive Engineers.
  • Independent Consultants.
  • Mechanical / Sales Engineer.
  • Mechanical Design Engineer.
  • Assistant Executive Engineers.

Remuneration :

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 U.G.C. 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.