What is Mechanical Engineering?
“Mechanical Engineering” is not just limited to “mechanic”.
Mechanical Engineering (ME) is fully based on the term “Mechanism”. The Mechanism is about the concept on which the law of physics, material science, environment condition and mathematics are involved in the design, production, manufacturing and maintenance.
Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest & broadest disciplines of engineering. It has been accepted in professional education during the early 19th century.
Let’s know more about it!
If you are interested in machinery, functions, robotics, material science, micro devices, weapons design, aircraft, watercraft, and their manufacturing, then mechanical engineering is the best choice to prove your ability & interest and find the career which you wish to.
In the 18th century in Europe, the mechanical engineering emerged during the industrial revolution. However it has a past of thousand years in history but as the result of the development in the field of physics, mechanical engineering has become as the vital engineering.
Mechanical Engineering is an engineering branch that combines engineering physics & mathematics principles with material science, to design, analyze, manufacture & maintain mechanical systems.
In the year 1847, first British Professional Society of mechanical engineering was formed as an Institution of Mechanical Engineering.
If we can describe it in few words, then will say:
“An Engineering that applies the principles of Physics, Mathematics and Material Science for Design, Analysis, maintenance and manufacturing of mechanical systems is Mechanical Engineering.”
Mechanical Engineering involves with other various engineering disciplines like civil engineering, manufacturing engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, aerospace engineering and metallurgical engineering.
Courses & Duration
You can choose the mechanical engineering, once you have completed your secondary or Sr. secondary examination.
The academic criterion of Mechanical engineering is divided into three courses/programmes as follows:
- Diploma courses leading to the polytechnic diploma of 3 years duration.
- UG courses leading to the B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology) degree of 4 years duration.
- PG courses leading to the M.Tech (Master of Technology) degree of 2 years duration.
Beside these, it is one of the broad research fields leading to the PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) degree.
After the completion of 10th standard, you are only eligible to enter the diploma courses. After completing 12th standard you are fully eligible to choose the UG (B.Tech) programme.
For entering in Mechanical Engineering, either in diploma or UG, Mathematics and Physics are the compulsory and has to be in the qualifying examination.
For entering in PG (M.Tech) programme, B.Tech in mechanical engineering is must.
So now, you have a complete package of education in Mechanical Engineering after 10th upto research programme.
So many institutions are offering the Distance Education or Online Education in Mechanical Engineering in India and Abroad.
In most countries, you will have to be certified by the professional body after completion of your degree in Mechanical engineering.
To get admission in Engineering courses, candidates have to qualify the entrance test. These exams are organized at national, state and university level. JEE Main 2023 is a national level exam organized by the CBSE board to offer admission in B.Tech courses.
One can also apply in JEE Advanced 2023 for IITs, NITs and GFITs. For admission in M.Tech courses students can appear in the GATE 2023 examination.
For this certification process, you will have to fulfill a range of conditions including mandatory exam at the end of the course and work experience before being certified. Then you will be designated as the Professional Engineer (USA, Canada & SA), a Chartered Engineer (Commonwealth Countries), and European Engineers (European Countries).
In Spain, Portugal and South America the degree is conducted with the formal name as “Mechanical Engineer” of six years duration.
Jobs & Career
After the completion of the course in mechanical engineering, lots of opportunities are there in various fields of manufacturing, production, services and development. This is the age of machines and where, there is machines, there is opportunity for mechanical engineers.
Various industries in India and Abroad are hiring the engineers. A mechanical engineer fits in every industry.
Your job title is……..
- Acoustics engineer
- Automotive engineer
- Building systems engineer
- Chief mechanical engineer
- Cryogenics engineer
- Design engineer – mechanical
- Heating specialist engineer
- Lubrication engineer
- Mechanical engineer
- Mould design engineer
- Nuclear engineer
- Power plant engineer
- Robotics engineer
- Thermal power engineer
- Tool engineer
After the completion of degree in mechanical engineering you can go for the public/ private sector or government sector as well.
Here are some reputed firms which require the mechanical engineers whenever (Mechanical Engineering Recruiters):
- Tata motors
- COAL INDIA
- Aban group
- Central mechanical engineering research institute
- sun grace
- ved engineering
- Design tech system Ltd
In India, a student who has cleared the degree in Mechanical Engineering can get the offer of salary started from 5 lakh per annum upto 20+ lakh per annum.
In the USA, there are 0.2 million mechanical engineers as in 2012. The median of the income of mechanical engineers is $80,580/annum.
In Canada, the average income of mechanical engineers is $85.08 per hour.
Are you brilliant and having a higher degree in mechanical engineering?
Don’t think about the salary because “sky is the limit”.
Book & Study Material
There are rich numbers of books, article, journals and titles available for mechanical engineering.
The top recommended books of mechanical Engineering are as the follows:
Engineering Mathematics: YouTube Workbook – Christopher C. Tisdell
Concepts in Electric Circuits – Dr. Wasif Naeem
Automation and Robotics – Miltiadis A. Boboulos
Essential Engineering Mathematics – Michael Batty
Mechanics of Solids and Fracture – Ho Sung Kim
Control Engineering Problems with Solutions – Derek P. Atherton
Engineering Fluid Mechanics – T. Al-Shemmeri
Control Engineering – Derek P. Atherton
Manufacturing Processes and Materials: Exercises – Miltiadis A Boboulos
A First Course in Fluid Mechanics for Engineers – Buddhi N. Hewakandamby
Heat Transfer – Chris Long; Naser Sayma
CAD-CAM & Rapid prototyping Application Evaluation – Miltiadis A. Boboulos
Introduction to Mechanics of Materials: Part II – Roland Jančo; Branislav Hučko
Engineering Thermodynamics Solutions Manual – Prof. T.T. Al-Shemmeri
Hydrocarbons – Dr. Clifford Jones
Fluid Mechanics and the Theory of Flight – R.S. Johnson
A First Course on Aerodynamics – Arnab Roy
Chemical Thermodynamics – Leo Lue
Computational Fluid Dynamics – Abdul naser Sayma
Introduction to Polymer Science and Technology – Mustafa Akay
Momentum, Heat, and Mass Transfer – Leo Lue
Theory of waves in materials – Jeremiah Rushchitsky
Mechanical engineering is a broad field of technical education. Mechanical engineering is divided in various specializations.
It has the following specialized academic programmes leading to the M.Tech degree and PhD research field.
- Mechatronics and robotics
- Structural analysis
- Thermodynamics and thermo-science
- Design and drafting
- Micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)
- Friction stir welding (FSW)
- Finite element analysis
- Computational fluid dynamics
- Acoustical engineering
For any other queries about Mechanical Engineering, you can ask us by leaving your queries in the comment box.
I am studying in diploma mechanical engineering. My college name purulia polytechnic. My next target advance diploma mechanical engineering. Please help college name and sylebus all details????? ???
sir, I am in 10th,standred and I am very good in maths and physics
I want be a Engineer so after 10 th what I have to do
Sir, i am in 12th from physics chemistry and math so what i should be do for robotics. Give me brief information.
Dear sr I am persuing 2nd year mech engg from polytechnic. Sr I’m confused that after diploma what I do..????
So plz guide me
Sir please tell me what is annum?
can i do m.tech without do b.tech.
Please update regarding production engineering & job opportunities & salary
sir I’m adesh from nashik I’m in 2nd year of mechanical diploma but I not interested of doing BE or ME pls send some option to way of my life plss sir I’m Waiting of your answer my mail I’d is [email protected]
Sir i was completed my btech in mechanical engineering but still i dont have any job ,i am trying for a job but no one give me a job. I’m ready to work in india or also in abrod ,what should i do sir?
Am doing mechanical engineering. And am having year back due to back papers. I would like to do an internship, but I don’t know which field to select. I don’t even know about what mechanically engineering meant for?
Just help me to select a good field.
Now i am in job after iam complete deplomo in me.in next be in mech is correct choice or not plz give suggestions
If you want to continue your studies in the same field then it is better to go for BE.
I have completed my B.E. In Mechanical and i am working from last six months in solar pv projects as a solar engineer and i hardly go to field work as my company is an investor so i just have to manage the things right.
Please help me with, what further study should i opt for progress and also please suggest whether its better to go abroad and study or study in INDIA itself.
GOVT job possible after diploma mech engineering
sir, I’m still studying diploma in mechanical engineering in 3 rd year. i want to do a course in aircraft in abroad. pls tell me what kind of courses which i can choose .i want to take admission in Australia .pls tell me.
I was doing in my final semester.I need to learn some course r software. I don’t know which one is scope in future.give some ideas
Which course is better to learn
Sir,I am planning to go for diploma in mechanical engineering and then I want to go for ISRO or HAL so tell something about it.MY e-mail address is [email protected]
I completed Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.I want a govt job.How it possible?
plz help me.plzzzx
I recently complete my B.tech in mechanical engineering and i Clear the GATE(2015) with 34.17 score in the exam please sir give me information in private sector jobs and how would i applying in them . Text me a email
Did i get job with my engineering course certificate i have some arrear but had completed diplomin mechanical did i get
Sir My mathematics is good,but my physics I don’t get understand and very weak of my physics chapter.
I want to be Mechanical Engineering.
Will be best for me?
you should be sound in Physics for Mechanical Engineering. why do not you choose the computer science.
is there any option without gate exam ?
sir I was presentely doing mechanical engineering in final year ofter complesion degree which cource helps get gob reply urgentely
Sir ,I completed my Btech degree in mechanical engineering, but I not set any job yet.I’m trying a lot but I could not get job in india . what will I do sir,I want job sir can’t offered for higher study . please help me.what I will do now for job?
Sir, I have completed my mechanical engineering from pattanamtitta.I would like to do jobs related to my course. Pls give suggestions.
I am completed BE mechanical engineering on before six months. I am already completed diploma in mechanical enginnering . So , for this time which course i study . Plz some ideas recomended for me .
either search for a job or try to boost your education upto master level.
i did b-tech in mechanical. from last one and half year i m working as a design engineer. i am searching for a good industry but i am not getting. suggest me how and where to get a job in a good industry.
Sir now I am persueing in mechanical engineering of 3rd year so after my graduation i want to join aeronautics field so what should I do please me suggestions sir.
you can go for PG course in Aeronautics.
Sir i have complete my diploma in mechanical engg from hbste but i take a exam of 12th how its possible ki ma hindi k exam da kar tell me sir 9996-9996-12
Hello, sir iam pursuing BE Mechanical engineering and iam in final year and just i want to know which is the best certificate course after it…
Nizam i also in final year B.E in mech. Which course is best after BE
Go for M.Tech with specialization you like most.
Thanx a lot….was really haelpful!!
sir iam doing my B.E in mechanical ,next what is the best course for my higher studies
Iam studying mechanical engineering in CET . I want to present some new mechine in the world ,how it is done
I am jayakumar. …I completed my B.tech mechanical engineering and pursuing M.tech cad/cam …1st year completed. ..so I need to do project for 2nd year.plz suggest me for project. To do best. And also how to get a job after my PG. Bcz I am a average student in subject. Provide me proper guidance. ..to get a job plzzzzzz waiting for your response sir
I have complete my diploma through mechanical production engineering .now i want to work in essro.
What should i do plz suggest me.
May i admission for BE course.
You have to complete your B.tech in mechanical engg, then you can apply for Scientific posts in ISRO or DRDO.
You can do btec. Then give gate exams
I have completed my B.tech in mechanical can you suggest me which is the best course pg in tool engineering or pg in aerospace manufacturing for getting more job opportunity why????
both options are good, you can go with that in which you are interested.
Nw i m doing last year b.e mech….i m intrested in design, so give me advice about futur scope in designing coarses?
Sir,Now I’m in fourth year mechanical engineering student.Which one is the best shot term course for btec ME.I’m interested in HVAC is that a good course???
This is a good choice.
What should i do after completing BE in mech engg. And i want to do job in airline india.any.plzz suggest best answer for me..
i have comleted m.e and currently i am working in textile industry since last 1.2 yr but i want to do software jobs related to this branch.also want to do something plus with my profile plz suggest me.
you can pursue CAD courses, if you want to go software line of this field.
Salam to haneef sir for providing important and very useful knowledge may allah reward you.
Thanks a lot.
I am in 4th year of my mechanical engineering program. Can you suggest me some short term courses that will help me in acquiring a good job?
now i am in 3rd year,mech engg and want a good job private & govt any………………………………………
PLZ HELP ME
sir now i am a 4th yr mechanical engg student and want goverment job based on b.tech degree please help me which types of exam are wating for me…thanking you
I have got admission into mechanical engineering in diploma (polytechnic) after completing my 3 years diploma course wht jobs i can be getting s an offer???
you can appear for jobs in various companies..best of luck.
Si, i m saw many students they have no michanical eng. job..
so, what is career in this eng.
Si, i m saw many students they have no michanical eng. job…
i m in std.12 in pcm.
so, what is career in this eng.
i studied be.what subjects are must i studied and other than important subject to studied
I have completed diploma in computer engineering but I can take admission in direct second year of machanical engineering it is possible?
no, i don’t think this is possible.
Yes it is possible …after doing diploma in any branch u can easily join mechanical in 2nd year
sir, now i am studied in ME at nanded GOVT collage please give me list of jobs opportunities after completing my deploma
I want to knw abt the scopefull job and good salery
I have done mechanical engineering 2015.then i got certified in NX.please help me how to search for the job.
with the help of google type job opp.
which diploma eng. Has the higest salary ???? Plz sir answer .
I have done mechanical engineering, help me for job please
any walking any consultancy , till now I did not face any interview .
sir i m completed my 12th from commers and now i want to go for mechanical diploma ….what should i do
You can do if you had physics and maths in your 12th class.
Sir i m interested in mechanical engineer because i want to develop a new and most powerful engine for sport bike and car so where to study it which makes me more understand about it
yeah sure, you can do it…i like your passion.
I am madhan I have completed my 12th std and I got 83% and my doubt is what value I have done in pG(mech) and uG(mecatronic)
How many seat of rajkiy ?
I have completed my 12th with 92% .i am intrested in computers just like to design apps,i was really confused in picking up the right course between CSE AND ECE. PLEASE SUGGEST ME THE BEST ONE.i will use my maximum potential to prove my level best.IF not will you suggest me any other course.need brief explanation(request)
Sir I am passe 10 2 bt I m confused Bcozz 10th pass 45% nd math KT nd 12th 62% got sugudt me how to get a Admision_
Mla 12th mdhe 50% milale tr mla changle collage milnar ka.
Sir i hve done 12th std now i want to do mechanical engineering is a best career for me and which college can i get for mechanical engineering sir plz advice me…
I m BE appear.tell me some opportunities in after BE mechanical
i could’nt clear my jee mains exam. i got only 46 mrks in it.
so, plz help me to find best college for mech. eng. in pune or bangalore.
sir i have finished 12 th in TNEA public exam under computer science group i want to take diplamo in mech.engin…..so how many years it will take and after diplamo how many years i want to study BE.Mech..in college. pls…advice…sir
after diploma, you’ll get admission in the 2nd year B.E.
sir after i finishing diploma in mechanical engg.what salary i get from a job?
Sir Tell me What is the best college in mechanical engineering After 12th Science
Check our list of Top engineering colleges in India for 2015.
Sir ,I took HEBA (com) and waiting for my 2pu result.
I would like to take field of mechanical engineeering.
What steps I have to take.
Sir pls give me some suggestions
for that either you must do the polytechnic diploma in ME or you must have PCM group in 12th to appear the engineering entrance.
Sir now i completed my 2nd year nw m thinking to do diploma then after b.tech is my choice is go plz sir give me suggestion
Ther is any scope in c.s ….. tall please
Mechenical Engenearing is very good for 10th standard students…
After 12std which course have more Scopes …plzz tell
some more jobs mechanical engineers can get are
1. Production planning engineer
2. Quality control engineer .
3. Purchase engineer
4. vendor development Engineer
5. tool design engineer
6. Foundry engineer
7. Maintainence engineer
for quality control engineer is there any shrt term course that i can do?
certificate courses are available.
i would like to inform you now i am doing a job in Quality Control Dep but i want a Quality Control’s certificate so kindly co-operate me, where is it’s certification classes in dist Thane.
(i have passed Diploma in Mechanical Engg)
There is no authentic QC certification. But yes you can earn certification of QC awarness, internal auditor or lead auditor. These trainings are conducted by many certification agencies like SGS, BSI, TUV nord etc performing in Mumbai region.
sir i had took commerce math ?
So i want to do mechanaical engineering. So what should i do ?
to become a mechanical engineer you must had physics, math and chemistry in 12th.
Sir (HANIF KHAN) I want some help about my education plzzz send me a mail in my mail I’d
what kind of help?
you must be having PCM in class 12th to appear for engineering courses.
you are join machanical engineering
you are join polytechanic and after polytechanic join b.tech and after b.tech join m.tech ok.
i am also commerce student but iam join doing goverment job in machanical engineering ok reply your ans on fb ok
sir,i am now doing my diploma in 2nd year in mechanaical engineering but i have passed my +2 with PCM.After completion of 3years diploma in this stream which type of examination can i give to get well equipped job…….
Sir,give me a brief information about it.
You can go for B.tech in mechanical from a recognized institute.
Sir,now i am in 12th sciencewith maths what i do …pleasee ..tell me what are right for me..
You have to first decide in which field you are good, where you are interested and then we will guide you accordingly.
Sir .I m student of b.tech mechanical engineer 3rd year .my overall percentage is 58%. But I m very confused because of my percentage…..so pllzzz..help my what can I do …that my percentage is increased
i want to became scienctist