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Mechanical Engineering Job Scope

Many of the students from Mechanical Engineering choose this career stream because they think its an Ever-Green branch of engineering. Their parents thought that even at the time of IT bubble burst the core engineering jobs would be secure.Traditionally, mechanical engineers have to deal with concepts such as mechanics, thermodynamics, robotics, kinematics, structural analysis, fluid mechanics with their applications in Automotive Sector, Power Sector, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Sector, Aerospace.

When the choice of a course is made, It should be based on the students like and willingness to study a specialization. It should be done after proper evaluation of students capabilities.

Now-a-days the scope of mechanical engineering is expanding beyond its traditional boundaries and is more of inter-disciplinary in nature. Mechanical engineers are focusing their attention towards new areas such as nanotechnology, development of composite materials, biomedical applications, and environmental conservation. With this shift in paradigm the new job avenues have been opened for the mechanical engineers. Further with the call of Make in India given by Hon’ble PM of India the manufacturing sector shall be empowered and big players are going to setup their manufacturing plants in India.

Mechanical engineering is one of the oldest branches of engineering, dating back to when the first wheels were put to practical use by mounting them on an axle to make a cart. Throughout recorded history, people have been inventing and building increasingly more sophisticated devices and machines in order to improve the conditions of life.

There is wide scope of job avenues for Mechanical Engineers in India. Few job avenues are highlighted below:

  1. Aerospace industry – researches, designs, manufactures, operates and maintains aircraft

  2. Automotive industry – designs, manufactures, distributes and markets motor vehicles

  3. Chemical industry – covers oil companies, chemicals manufacturers and the businesses that support them (e.g. to build new plants or develop new process technologies)

  4. Construction industry – designs and builds infrastructure, buildings and buildings services (e.g. heating and ventilation)

  5. Defence industry – provides equipment, support and services for the armed forces and national security

  6. Electronics industry – designs and manufactures components and complete equipment for sectors from automotive to medicine and the military

  7. Fast moving consumer goods industry – manufactures products such as household cleaning items, personal hygiene goods and convenience foods

  8. Marine industry – develops and helps operate vessels

  9. Materials and metals industry – activities include developing new materials and manufacturing components or end products

  10. Pharmaceuticals industry – develops and manufactures drugs

  11. Rail industry – designs, constructs, manages and maintains rail system components from trains and tracks to electrical power systems and train control systems

  12. Utilities industry – helps supply power, water, waste management and telecoms.

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