One of the oldest and broadest disciplines in the field of engineering, mechanical engineering is very popular among engineering aspirants. Its popularity stems from the interest students have in designing and building machinery for various domains. Hence, this course is highly pursued by students joining the best engineering colleges in Maharashtra or elsewhere.

However, before pursuing any course, students have various questions in mind. mechanical engineering is no different - especially given its level of technicality. Questions like what does this course teach and what will their career look like come to mind. To answer these queries, we have drawn up a list of 3 frequently asked questions about mechanical engineering. It will go a long way in clearing doubts you might have.

1. What is mechanical engineering?

Mechanical engineering applies the concepts of subjects such as engineering, physics, engineering mathematics, and materials science. The principles of these subjects are used to design, analyze, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems. In addition to these, mechanical engineers are also required to have an understanding of core areas like mechanics, thermodynamics, materials science, structural analysis, and electricity.

The knowledge acquired is applied in domains like manufacturing plants, industrial equipment and machinery, heating and cooling systems, transport systems, aircraft, watercraft, robotics, medical devices, weapons, and others.

2. What’s the scope in India?

According to a report by Deloitte, a reputed multinational professional services network, India is expected to rank as one of the top 5 most competitive manufacturing nations by 2020 on the Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index. This means that the recruitment of mechanical engineers isn’t stopping anytime soon. Hence, the scope of this discipline will always remain high.

3. What are the career prospects in this field?

Mechanical engineering has some fantastic career prospects. With mechanical engineering being an evergreen field, students will be recruited by top companies under a good job profile. They will be assigned high profile projects, which will improve their resume and teach them a lot about their respective fields at the same time. Graduates are offered good salaries as well. The average starting salary of a mechanical engineering graduate is around Rs 5-6 lakhs p.a, and the highest offered salary is around the range of Rs 8-10 lakh p.a.

The areas in which graduates can work are:

●Research and Development
●Analysis and testing

These are some of the frequently asked questions by students looking to pursue mechanical engineering. Hope we have sufficiently answered them. If you are convinced that this is the field you want to venture into, apply to the top engineering colleges in Pune or elsewhere. All the best!

Author's Bio: 

Symbiosis Institute of Technology, a constituent of Symbiosis International University was established in the year, 2008 and currently offers B. Tech programmes in Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, Information Technology and Mechanical Engineering and M.Tech programmes in Computer Aided Design and Manufacture, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering. Research programmes leading to Ph. D. Degree were introduced in Faculty of Engineering of Symbiosis International University in 2010.