What is Mechanical Engineering? Know all about Mechanical Engineering

What is Mechanical Engineering?

Mechanical Engineering is one of the branches of the Engineering field which deals with Machines,
and their Design, production and how its operation. It is Combines Engineering physics and mathematics principles with material science to design, analyze, manufacture and maintain the mechanical system.
Mechanical Engineering core areas are Mechanics, dynamics, Thermodynamics, structure analysis, Heat transfer, designing, and material science. Mechanical Engineering has introduced as an Engineering field during the industrial revolution in Europe in the 18th century. After that in the 19th century, the development in Physics is led to the development of Mechanical Engineering.
Today Mechanical Engineers are pursuing development in mechanical areas like Composite material, nanotechnology, and mechatronics. It also overlaps with metallurgical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Production Engineering.
The first mechanical device or the machine which is the Wheel and axel mechanism was invented in Mesopotamia (Modern Iraq) during the 5th millennium BC.

Eligibility criteria for Mechanical Engineering

To pursue Mechanical Engineering the candidate should full fill these requirements.
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering: Many institutes offer two or three years of Diploma courses in Mechanical Engineering. To get Admission to a diploma course candidate have to pass the 10th exam with a minimum of 45% of marks in Science and Mathematics subjects.
Undergraduate (UG): Students should have passed the Class 10+2 exam from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as core subjects. They should also have secured minimum aggregate marks of 60% in Mathematics, physics, and chemistry.
Postgraduate (PG): candidate must have completed a BTech degree or B.E in the same specialization with a passing percentage of 60% to get admission in (PG) program.

Top colleges for Mechanical Engineering in India

There are some top colleges for Mechanical engineering in India which are given in the tabular form below
S.no College name
1 IIT Bombay
2 MIT Manipal
3 SRM University Chennai
4 VIT Vellore
5 IIT Delhi
6 IIT Madras
7 IIT Kharagpur
8 IIT Roorkee
9 COEO Pune
10 IIT Guwahati

Subjects in Mechanical Engineering

These are some Core subjects in Mechanical Engineering which are given below
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Heat transfer
  • Fluid mechanics
  • kinematics of machines
  • mechanics of material
  • strength of material
  • Machine design
  • Dynamics of machines
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Metallurgy and material science
  • Manufacturing Process
  • Applied thermodynamics
  • Measurement and instrumentation
  • hydraulic machinery system

Branches of Mechanical Engineering

There are some branches of Mechanical engineering which are given below
  • Machine design engineering
  • Engineering design
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Thermal Engineering
  • Marine Engineering
  • Production engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Robotic and Automation
  • Solid mechanics and thermal science
  • Solid mechanics
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Computer integrated manufacturing

Course Details

Candidates who wish to pursue an undergraduate degree program in Mechanical Engineering can pursue it under two different degrees programs B.tech or Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.), both are 4-year courses that cover the subjects mentioned above.

Required skills for Mechanical engineering

If you want to do mechanical engineering then you have to develop some skills, it’s not mandatory but you have to do it if you are willing to become a successful mechanical engineer.
  • candidate should be perfect in Mathematics and physics 
  • Excellent technical skills
  • creativity
  • ability to do work under pressure

Top recruiting companies for Mechanical Engineering

These are some top companies for mechanical engineers, which include PSUs and private companies.
  • IOCL
  • NHPC
  • GAIL
  • CIL
  • ONGC
  • ISRO
  • DRDO
  • TATA groups
  • Thermax
  • L&T
  • Ashok Leyland
  • Mahindra and Mahindra

Career options after completing Mechanical engineering degree

There are plenty of career options you should go for after completing a bachelor degree in the Mechanical engineering discipline
  • Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Competitive exams
  • Courses of Mechanical engineering
  • Take a job in MNCs
Masters after bachelor’s degree: After completing the bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering you can go for M.tech or M.S. if you want to do Masters in abroad countries then you to clear some exams like IELTS, GRE, TOEFL, etc
Competitive Exams: After completing mechanical engineering, if you want to get the govt jobs in India then you have to crack govt exams like GATE, UPSC ESE, and SSC JE, etc.
Courses of Mechanical engineering: There are plenty of courses for mechanical engineers to choose your interested field and go forward in their career which is given below
  • Piping designing
  • MEP
  • Nanotechnology
  • Supply chain management
  • Operation management
  • 3D modeling
I hope you get all the information regarding the mechanical engineering course. 
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Frequently asked questions about Mechanical engineering

Who is the first Mechanical engineer in the world?

The first mechanical engineer or you can say the father of mechanical engineering is James watt.

What is the king of engineering?

Mechanical engineering is the king of engineering because mechanical engineering is considered a royal branch of engineering, and its second oldest branch of engineering after Civil engineering.

Which is the highest paying branch in mechanical engineering?

There are many branches in Mechanical engineering but there few branches are there which is give the highest paying jobs, and Automobile engineering is the branch of mechanical engineering which provides the highest paying jobs.


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