Mechanical Engineering : Scope, Career Prospects, Demand

Mechanical Engineering finds application in all fields of technology. It is one of the primitive branches of Engineering which have remained always in demand and continue to be in the future. This is why Mechanical trade is called as an Evergreen trade (branch). Mechanical engineers have always been needed as an essential staff personnel in various industries of both public and private sector. Their work criteria changes according to the type and domain of the company they are working with.As the Industrial sector has drastically risen in pace, the need for more mechanical engineers has increased exponentially. Every manufacturing and production industry needs mechanical engineers to carry out jobs efficiently and flawlessly for their companies.

Working Domain of Mechanical Engineers:

As the Working criteria of a mechanical Engineer changes according to the type and domain of the company they are working with and field of specialisation we can broadly say that a mechanical Engineer works how to Design and control a system that goes into the process of manufacturing the machinery and product. He tests new systems for feasibility and efficiency and carries out Quality management and improvement process.

Mechanical engineers  work in the automotive, aerospace, chemical, computer, communication, paper, and power generation  industries.

Mechanical engineers will be found in virtually any manufacturing industry. Increasingly, mechanical engineers are needed in the environmental and bio-medical fields. Indeed virtually every product or service in modern life has probably been touched in some way by a mechanical engineer.

What is there to study:

Mechanical Engineers have to study a whole lot of physics, Engineering drawing, machine drawing and many more concepts such as

  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Kinematics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Materials Science
  • Theory of Machines
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Manufacturing
  • Machine Design
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Laboratory Methods
  • Vibrations
  • Engineering Economics
  • Metallurgy
  • Manufacturing Process.
  • Computer Aided Design/ Drafting (CAD)
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Industrial Automation and

Pay Scale: Although Pay Scales are dependent on the type of organization you are selected in. A small and medium industries or companies hire Mechanical Engineers starting Rs 15,000/- to 20,000/- per month. Large companies such as L&T and several other MNCs give a package of Rs 15000/- to Rs 35000/- per month to fresh Mechanical graduates.

Career Scope and Placement Prospects:

It has a tremendous scope in automobile engineering, cement industry, steel, power sector, Hydraulics, Manufacturing plants, Drilling and mining Industry, Petroleum, Aeronautical, Biotechnology and many more. With its wide scope of application, mechanical engineers remain always in demand, no matter which part of the world. You can also find job very easily in the following public sector industries such as Indian Railways, Indian Air force (Technical), Indian Army, Thermal power corporations etc…