Mechanical Engineering


Prof. Prashant Sutrale

HOD (Mechanical Eng.)

Mechanical engineering is related to analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of various systems. It is one of the oldest and broadest engineering disciplines. In simple language, mechanical engineering involves machines. The field uses almost all the principles of physics- Kinematics, dynamics, thermodynamics, energy etc – along with advanced mathematics.

Mechanical Engineering is one of the basic types of engineering which forms the basis of all inventions and developments. So pursuing a career in this subject needs a lot of dedication, creativity, technically strong skill set, logical thinking, analyzing and professionalism to flourish and prosper in this field. There are a wide range of employment opportunities to mechanical engineers all over the world.

After completion of a mechanical engineering degree program, graduates can choose from a diverse range of disciplines within the mechanical engineering field. The most common mechanical engineering careers available include positions in:

  • General mechanics
  • Kinematics
  • Mechatronics and Robotics
  • Structural analysis
  • Thermodynamics
  • Drafting
  • Acoustical engineering
  • Computer-aided engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Automotive engineering

Mechanical Engineering not only requires practical application of science, but also requires following attributes in individual. They are:

  • Sharp, analytical and practical mind
  • Giving attention to details
  • Good at organizing and solving problems
  • Natural curiosity
  • Ability to work in teams as well as alone
  • Problem solving skills
  • Good physical fitness
  • Ability to keep calm under pressures

  • Development and design of various mechanical design projects
  • Product design and development
  • Manufacturing and production engineering
  • Installation of thermal fluid and mechanical systems
  • Design and analysis of energy
  • Working on mechanical engineering projects overseas
  • Collaborating with a mechanical engineering team
  • Overseeing a staff of other mechanical engineers
  • A mechanical engineering degree can provide students with a rich education in science, mathematics, statistics, and basic engineering science.

The employment opportunities are immense for a graduate in mechanical engineering. They can find jobs in:

  • Steel plants and oil exploration
  • Government departments like defense & space research organization
  • Aeronautical, automobile, power plants & railways
  • Agricultural sector for maintenance of equipments
  • Companies that make machinery & transportation equipment
  • One can also go for R&D and teaching

More businesses and organizations have now realized their responsibility for minimizing the impact of their activities on the environment. This provides a great opportunity for those in mechanical engineering jobs to utilize their expertise and help reducing the carbon footprints of their companies.

Jobs in mechanical engineering involve the application of principles of physics for the analysis, design, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical systems. Within the building services industry, those in mechanical engineering jobs are in charge of operating and maintaining plant and equipment and ensuring that they function efficiently. With buildings accounting for approximately 50 percent of all carbon emissions, it is critical that these professionals keep themselves updated with various new and improved energy conservation systems for buildings

Those who are training for or already hold mechanical engineering jobs may also contribute to the development of new energy-saving methods for construction. In particular, their knowledge in designing and implementing electrical systems is required for safe and energy-sustaining operation of buildings. In terms of energy supply, those in mechanical engineering jobs should always be consulted in the process of procuring utility services. Experienced mechanical engineers are able to properly evaluate the strengths of different services and help producing carbon savings by up to 40 percent.

In short, a green future lies ahead of those who are training for or already hold jobs in mechanical engineering. Whether it is to operate and maintain plant and equipment, to manage and upgrade building services, to reduce carbon footprints, or to invest on facilities and systems that enhance sustainability, those in mechanical engineering jobs are the experts upon which businesses and organizations can rely in their attempt to minimize the impact of their activities on the environment.