Mechanical Engineering is concerned with the design, development, research, evaluation, manufacture, installation, testing, operation, maintenance and management of machines, mechanical and mechatronic systems, automated systems and robotic devices, heat transfer processes, thermodynamic and combustion systems, fluid and thermal energy systems, materials and materials handling systems, manufacturing equipment and process plant. The engineering field requires an understanding of core concepts including mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics, materials science, and structural analysis. Mechanical engineers use these core principles along with tools like computer-aided engineering and product lifecycle management to design and analyze manufacturing plants, industrial equipment and machinery, heating and cooling systems, transport systems, aircraft, watercraft, robotics, medical devices and more.
Mechanical Engineering science emerged in the 19th century as a result of developments in the field of physics. The field has continually evolved to incorporate advancements in technology. Mechanical engineers today are pursuing developments in fields such as composites, mechatronics and nano technology. Mechanical Engineering overlaps with aerospace engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, petroleum engineering and chemical engineering to varying amounts. Like other career paths, entry into this particular branch of engineering also requires certain basic traits. First and foremost, you must have a penchant for mechanical components and machinery and how these machines work. You must be good at physics, chemistry and mathematics. You must also have skills such as an analytical bent of mind, logical reasoning and problem solving.
Mechanical Engineers are required in all manufacturing facilities. The working criteria of a mechanical engineer changes according to the type and domain of the company they are working with and the area of specialization. In a broader sense it can be said that mechanical engineer works on design and control of a system that goes into the process of manufacturing the machinery and product. He tests new systems for feasibility and efficiency and carries out quality management and improvement process.
There is tremendous scope for mechanical engineers in automobile engineering, cement industry, steel, power sector, hydraulics, manufacturing plants, drilling and mining industry, petroleum, aeronautical, biotechnology and many more. Nowadays they are also increasingly needed in the environmental and bio-medical fields.
A beginner in Mechanical Engineering can opt for various job openings such as: Maintenance Engineer, safety Engineer, Quality Assurance, CNC Programmer, Jr. Engineer, Design Engineer, CAD/CAM Trainer, Production Supervisor/Engineer, R&D Trainee etc.
Top Companies Employing Mechanical Engineers
With a degree or diploma in mechanical engineering, one can find job in various government and private sector companies. Some government sector companies that employ mechanical engineers are:
The minimum eligibility for this course requires, passing the higher secondary school certificate (10+2)examination with science subjects such as maths, physics, and English as compulsory courses. In addition, they must also have one Subject out of Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Computer Science.
|1.||Mathematics - III|
|2.||Mechanics of Materials|
|4.||Metal Casting and welding / Metal cutting and forming|
|5.||Computer aided Machine drawing / Mechanical Measurements and Metrology|
|6.||Material Testing lab / Mechanical Measurements and Metrology lab|
|7.||Workshop and Machine Shop Practice (Consists of fitting, welding and Machining) / Foundryand forging lab|
|8.||Vyavaharika Kannada (Kannada for communication)/ Aadalitha Kannada (Kannada for Administration) OR Constitution of India, Professional Ethics and Cyber Law|
|1.||Mathematics - IV|
|4.||Kinematics of Machines|
|5.||Metal Casting and welding / Metal cutting and forming|
|6.||Computer aided Machine drawing / Mechanical Measurements and Metrology|
|7.||Material Testing lab / Mechanical Measurements and Metrology lab|
|8.||Workshop and Machine Shop Practice (Consists of fitting, welding and Machining) / Foundry and forging lab|
|9.||Vyavaharika Kannada (Kannada for communication)/Aadalitha Kannada (Kannada for Administration) OR Constitution of India, Professional Ethics and Cyber Law|
|1.||Management and Economics|
|2.||Design of Machine Elements-I|
|3.||Dynamics of Machines|
|5.||Fluid Power Engineering|
|7.||Fluid mechanics/machines lab|
|8.||Energy Conversion Lab|
|1.||Finite element methods|
|2.||Design of Machine Elements-II|
|4.||Elective - 1|
|5.||Open Elective - A|
|6.||Computer aided Modeling and analysis Lab|
|7.||Heat Transfer Lab|
|8.||Mini-project (Completed during the intervening vacations of V and VI semesters)|
|9.||Internship (To be carried out during the intervening vacations of VI and VII semesters )|
|2.||Computer Integrated Design & Manufacturing|
|3.||Elective - 2|
|4.||Elective - 3|
|5.||Open Elective - B|
|6.||Computer Integrated Manufacturing Lab|
|8.||Project Work Phase - 1|
|9.||Internship (If not completed after VI semester examinations, it has to be carried out during the intervening vacations of VII and VIII semesters)|
|3.||Project Work Phase - 2|
|4.||Internship (Completed during the intervening vacations of VI and VII semesters and /or VII and VIII semesters.)|