Mechanical Engineering

Introduction

What is Mechanical Engineering?

First, I would like to clear you that “Mechanical Engineering” does not refer to just “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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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:

  1. Diploma courses leading to the polytechnic diploma of 3 years duration.
  2. UG courses leading to the B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology) degree of 4 years duration.
  3. 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. Once you have done the 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.

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
  • Tribologist

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
  • Bajaj
  • hero
  • Leyland
  • ford
  • Honda
  • BARC
  • BHEL
  • NTPC
  • ISRO
  • DRDO
  • COAL INDIA
  • ECIL
  • ARMY
  • NAVY
  • HAL
  • SAIL
  • Aban group
  • Central mechanical engineering research institute
  • sun grace
  • ved engineering
  • Design tech system Ltd

Salary

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 CircuitsDr. Wasif Naeem

Automation and RoboticsMiltiadis A. Boboulos

Essential Engineering MathematicsMichael Batty

Mechanics of Solids and FractureHo Sung Kim

Control Engineering Problems with SolutionsDerek P. Atherton

Engineering Fluid MechanicsT. Al-Shemmeri

Control EngineeringDerek P. Atherton

Manufacturing Processes and Materials: ExercisesMiltiadis A Boboulos

A First Course in Fluid Mechanics for EngineersBuddhi N. Hewakandamby

Heat TransferChris Long; Naser Sayma

CAD-CAM & Rapid prototyping Application EvaluationMiltiadis A. Boboulos

Introduction to Mechanics of Materials: Part IIRoland Jančo; Branislav Hučko

Engineering Thermodynamics Solutions ManualProf. T.T. Al-Shemmeri

HydrocarbonsDr. Clifford Jones

Fluid Mechanics and the Theory of FlightR.S. Johnson

A First Course on AerodynamicsArnab Roy

Chemical Thermodynamics – Leo Lue

Computational Fluid DynamicsAbdul naser Sayma

Introduction to Polymer Science and TechnologyMustafa Akay

Momentum, Heat, and Mass TransferLeo Lue

Theory of waves in materialsJeremiah Rushchitsky

Specialization (Sub-disciplines)

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.

  • Mechanics
  • Mechatronics and robotics
  • Structural analysis
  • Thermodynamics and thermo-science
  • Design and drafting
  • Micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)
  • Friction stir welding (FSW)
  • Composites
  • Mechatronics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Finite element analysis
  • Biomechanics
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Acoustical engineering
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  1. mohd sayyaz shekh says:

    i want to became scienctist

  2. Azhar says:

    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.

    • Mohit Negi says:

      You can go for B.tech in mechanical from a recognized institute.

    • arpit agrawal says:

      Sir,now i am in 12th sciencewith maths what i do …pleasee ..tell me what are right for me..

      • Mohit Negi says:

        You have to first decide in which field you are good, where you are interested and then we will guide you accordingly.

    • md saddam hussain says:

      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

  3. Shrivardhan Ramancha says:

    sir i had took commerce math ?
    So i want to do mechanaical engineering. So what should i do ?

  4. pswamynathan says:

    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

    • priya says:

      for quality control engineer is there any shrt term course that i can do?

      • Hanif Khan says:

        certificate courses are available.

      • Shoeb says:

        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)

      • Hanif Khan says:

        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.

  5. pranay shelar says:

    After 12std which course have more Scopes …plzz tell

  6. Nitish Mishra says:

    Mechenical Engenearing is very good for 10th standard students…

  7. Vishant says:

    Ther is any scope in c.s ….. tall please

  8. naveen says:

    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

  9. Shabeeb Maluf says:

    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

    • Hanif Khan says:

      for that either you must do the polytechnic diploma in ME or you must have PCM group in 12th to appear the engineering entrance.

  10. akhil ajith says:

    sir after i finishing diploma in mechanical engg.what salary i get from a job?

  11. praveen says:

    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

  12. mangesh says:

    hello sir,
    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.

  13. Vikas gautam says:

    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…

  14. Atul Meshram says:

    sir,
    Mla 12th mdhe 50% milale tr mla changle collage milnar ka.

  15. Machinical says:

    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_

  16. sai ramana says:

    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)

  17. ajay chaudhary says:

    How many seat of rajkiy ?

  18. Madhan says:

    Respected sir,
    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)

  19. Parash Gtm says:

    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

  20. yadnesh says:

    sir i m completed my 12th from commers and now i want to go for mechanical diploma ….what should i do

  21. Prince Rawat says:

    I have done mechanical engineering, help me for job please
    any walking any consultancy , till now I did not face any interview .

  22. amiya prakash says:

    which diploma eng. Has the higest salary ???? Plz sir answer .

  23. pavan says:

    I have done mechanical engineering 2015.then i got certified in NX.please help me how to search for the job.

  24. arman says:

    I want to knw abt the scopefull job and good salery

  25. himanshu shivpuje says:

    sir, now i am studied in ME at nanded GOVT collage please give me list of jobs opportunities after completing my deploma

  26. kamble pravin arun says:

    I have completed diploma in computer engineering but I can take admission in direct second year of machanical engineering it is possible?

  27. dinesh raja says:

    i studied be.what subjects are must i studied and other than important subject to studied

  28. anuj bhatt says:

    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.

  29. anuj bhatt says:

    Si, i m saw many students they have no michanical eng. job..
    so, what is career in this eng.

  30. Mohd fahad says:

    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???

  31. vicky kumar says:

    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

  32. jay prakash pandey says:

    sir,,,,
    now i am in 3rd year,mech engg and want a good job private & govt any………………………………………
    PLZ HELP ME

  33. Shahbaz khan says:

    Sir,
    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?

  34. Syed faraz ali says:

    Salam to haneef sir for providing important and very useful knowledge may allah reward you.

  35. Danish syed says:

    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..

    • vivek singh says:

      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.

  36. Anandhu says:

    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???

  37. Ashok more says:

    Nw i m doing last year b.e mech….i m intrested in design, so give me advice about futur scope in designing coarses?

  38. Sanjay says:

    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????

  39. suraj rana says:

    You can do btec. Then give gate exams

  40. Guddu chauhan says:

    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.

  41. K.jaya kumar says:

    Sir,
    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

  42. Hiran kk says:

    Iam studying mechanical engineering in CET . I want to present some new mechine in the world ,how it is done

  43. joe says:

    sir iam doing my B.E in mechanical ,next what is the best course for my higher studies

  44. SOHIL says:

    Thanx a lot….was really haelpful!!

  45. Nizam says:

    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…

  46. ravinder rozera says:

    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

  47. Gourav says:

    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.

  48. jayanta says:

    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.

  49. Sulthan says:

    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 .

  50. siba sankar says:

    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?

    • Sreejith pv says:

      Sir, I have completed my mechanical engineering from pattanamtitta.I would like to do jobs related to my course. Pls give suggestions.

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