- Statics and dynamics
- Strength of materials and solid mechanics
- Instrumentation and measurement
- Thermodynamics, heat transfer, energy conversion, and HVAC
Practice makes perfect. Mechanical engineering students need practical problem solving experience to constantly improve their skills. Hence, in the US, it’s common for mechanical engineering students to complete one or more internships while studying, though this is not typically mandated by the university. To be eligible to study mechanical engineering in any country of your interest, you must have a minimum of 50% marks and should have Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects in your class 12 exams. The fee for engineering education all over the world is slightly on the higher side when compared to other professional courses. Degrees in Mechanical Engineering are offered worldwide.
- Research and Development (R&D): Engineers who conduct research and then plan for new machines and their constituent parts.
- Design: Professionals whose responsibility is to draft technical drawings, manually or with the aid of computers.
- Production: Engineers who supervise the manufacturing of mechanical components and machines.
- Analysis and testing: Engineers who analyse and test different types of machines and their parts to ensure that they function flawlessly.
Jobs & Salary
These professionals can find employment both in the government and private sector undertakings. In the government sector, mechanical engineers provide their knowledge to various government run projects in the role of technical experts and consultants. They can also work in private engineering companies that provide technical consultancy to both government and corporate firms.
- General Motors
Pros & Cons
Mechanical engineers build almost anything and everything that you can think of; from ships to cars, from pumps to oil drilling machines and from cell phones to computers. You can also build weapons if you want to!
- There are umpteen job openings and you will not remain unemployed
- Constant involvement in the development of new components, gadgets and machines
- Innovative contribution to the new frontiers of science such as nanotechnology, biomedical engineering and environmental sciences
- Not hit by recession or global economic meltdown
- Working conditions can be adverse at times
- Deadlines and work pressure can get taxing
- Physically strenuous