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Career as a Mechanical Engineer



Mechanical engineering, the branch of engineering concerned with the design, manufacture, installation, and operation of engines and machines and with manufacturing processes. It is particularly concerned with forces and motion. Mechanical engineering deals with the prospects pertaining towards -installation of machinery, designing and updating older appliances, operating different mechanical systems through the application of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, production technology, heat transfer, etc.

Eligibility Criteria:


  • Must possess at least 50% aggregate from a recognized institution in 12th, from any board PUC/CBSE/ICSE/ISC, etc. However, the cut-off margin varies with the selection process of different colleges
  • Should procure a valid score in entrance exams such as JEE-MAINS/CET/VITEEE/JEE-Advanced, etc. Different colleges offer their own entrance exams if you don’t have a satisfactory score in JEE or other competitive exams – colleges like NMIMS, Symbiosis International University, XUB, Andhra University, LPU, etc.
  • One must earn a degree in B.Sc/B.Tech or a Diploma to become a Mechanical Engineer. This is a basic qualification you must require to enroll in this line of work.
  • An M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering can also prove to be helpful while looking for a higher degree and better learning.
  • Calculation of prescribed range for different kinds of equipment for a predetermined goal or potential and provide data pertaining towards the approval of its functionality.
  • View the set of instructions offered to meet certain specifications, priorities and identify the type of problems faced.
  • Order a sketch on presenting intricate details related to the completion of draft or as a method to request for raw materials.
  • Analysis of different test results and objectives to design ways to improve on or change equipments to meet certain criteria.
  • Retain data on test runs and results acquired, to ensure recommended alterations of the product or testing procedures.
  • Authority and Establishment - Understanding and interpreting methods the market and management concepts used in strategic planning, capital distribution, human capital modelling, technical leadership, manufacturing processes, and human and resource co - operation.
  • Development and Distribution - Learning the circulation of goods, production methods, quality management, prices and other strategies for optimizing the productive produce and delivery of products.
  • Apprehension of Physics – Predictive analytics of basic phenomena, laws, their interactions, and fluid, substance, and air mechanics interpretation techniques, and mechanical, electric, atomic and subatomic structures and processes understanding.
  • Computer Application - Understanding the prospects and functioning of circuit boards, processing units, circuits, electrical devices, computer equipment, plus applications and programming.
  • Science and Innovation- Creation of realistic and analytical development of science & technology. This involves the application of principles, methods, processes and machinery to the fabrication and manufacturing of different products and services.
  • Grouping Flexibility – Combining multiple concepts or ideas of certain things and developing new functional rules to increase precision and efficiency.
  • Mathematical Prowess – Using properly devised mathematical tools to extract data or solve a problem.
  • Dexterity – Using both hands with clear-cut accuracy on guiding, changing, or assembling devices in a coordinated manner.
  • Oral Proficiency – Effectively conveying information with precise clarity without confusing or being misinterpreted by another person.
  • Writing Proficiency – Presenting ideas and concepts in writing with precision.

Once you procure the required qualifications for becoming a mechanical engineer, a myriad of options are open to you. There are multiple projects you can undertake throughout this line or work, and there are many other fields you can branch out to.

  • Powertrain engineer: Powertrain engineers are engaged with the development, repair and updating current models of transportation in the automotive industry. Vehicles like Motorbikes, mopeds, electric and non – electric cars, commercialized transport, etc., This career mainly pertains towards technical and the aesthetic aspects of vehicle design and other electronic systems to guide and support the vehicle.
  • Nuclear engineer: Nuclear engineers deal with providing methods to increase the overall efficiency of the reactors. They build, repair and update designs to reduce the toxicity of nuclear waste, regulating the temperature of the reactor, maintaining the flow of coolant to the chambers of the reactor. This is a very dangerous job as every step should be taken with precise measure to maintain the welfare of the power plant, the people working inside it and people living in proximate distance to the reactor.
  • CAD Technicians: Computer Aided-Design, also known as CAD – creates a way to design different types of hardware and physical structures like houses, buildings, automobiles, large-scale machinery, etc. technicians are able to draw these structures in a 2D and 3D model before physically building these structures, this helps understand the proper estimate of resources, solutions to compensate for errors ahead of time.
  • Armed Forces: The Armed Forces engage in a wide variety of roles for mechanical engineers, signing them up to take roles of officers and civilians. They are classified into different roles primarily offering them defensive and offensive roles. Distinctions offered vary from the positions they acquire.

Career opportunities


Mechanical engineers can opt for various fields of work in the companies listed below:

  • Kirloskar
  • The Godrej group
  • Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)
  • Tata Group
  • National Aluminum Company Ltd. (NALCO)
  • Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
  • Ashok Leyland
  • Coal India Limited
  • NHPC (National hydroelectric Power Corporation)
  • Thyssen Krupp
  • Godrej Group
  • Thermax
  • GAIL (Gas Authority of India Limited)

Colleges offering courses


  • Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore)
  • DEI Technical College, Agra
  • Thanthai Periyar Government Institute of Technology
  • Meenakshi Sundararajan Engineering College, Kodambakkam, Chennai
  • Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
  • LPU – Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar
  • Kopal Institute of Science and Technology, Bhopal
  • JIMS Engineering Management Technical Campus, Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi)
  • Amity University, Noida

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