Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is an engineering branch that combines engineering physics and mathematics principles with materials science, to design, analyze, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems.

 It is one of the oldest and broadest of the engineering branches. The mechanical engineering field requires an understanding of core areas including mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, materials science, structural analysis, and electricity. In addition to these core principles, mechanical engineers use tools such as computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), 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, weapons, and others. It is the branch of engineering that involves the design, production, and operation of machinery.

Learning Outcomes:-

  1. An ability to identify, formulates, and solves complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Career Options

Mechanical engineers can make their career in the fields of

  1. Thermal engineering,
  2. Manufacturing engineering,
  3. Design engineering,
  4. Industrial engineering.

Some of the other career fields for mechanical engineers include: Electricity Generation: This will include power using types of machinery like refrigerators, air conditioners, televisions and many more electronics. The proper functioning of nuclear and thermal power plants lie in the same.

Aerospace and Automobiles: This will include designing and creation of the engines, designing of the parts of machinery and handling other automated systems in a vehicle.

Robotics: This will cater to designing, maintaining, running the Robot and ensuring it meets the demands of its creation. The mechanical engineers can further focus on meeting demands so as to inbuilt the human senses into it and to think about how creatively as well as effectively this can be done.

Moreover, if one wants to be more equipped with additional knowledge and degrees, one can further do Masters in Engineering or postgraduate diploma of the same branch.


Internship program during the course and job placement after graduation is an integral part of the university’s annual curriculum. The students while pursuing engineering undertake internships programs under certain companies and brands which collaborate with the various respective universities. The internship program makes the students familiar with the practical knowledge of mechanical engineering and if they excel during the internship period, the chance of getting a permanent job is higher.

In most of the institutions, the final year students get a chance to participate in campus placement drive where various companies visit, conduct interviews and job seminars for fresher. The ones who qualify the recruitment criteria get jobs in reputed companies while still studying.