Mechanical engineering is one of the oldest branches of engineering. It is also referred to as the ‘mother’ branch of engineering. Another appealing feature of mechanical engineering is that the application base of this field of study is extremely broad and diverse.
Traditionally, mechanical engineers have to deal with concepts such as mechanics, thermodynamics, robotics, kinematics, structural analysis, fluid mechanics and many others
A Mechanical Engineer is generally expected to fulfill the following duties.
- Designing and implementing economical equipment modifications to improve safety and reliability.
- Creating project specifications with team mates.
- Developing, designing, testing etc.
- Project management
- Monitoring and commissioning plant and systems.
Career Scope and Placement Prospects:
It has a tremendous scope in automobile engineering, cement industry, steel, power sector, Hydraulics, Manufacturing plants, Drilling and mining Industry, Petroleum, Aeronautical, Biotechnology and many more. With its wide scope of application, mechanical engineers remain always in demand, no matter which part of the world. You can also find job very easily in the following public sector industries such as Indian Railways, Indian Air force (Technical), Indian Army, Thermal power corporations etc…
M Balakrishnan, professor (Computer Science and Engineering, IIT-D) says that computer science and engineering has been the most sought after course in the past few years and in the current one too.
Laboratories related to Mechanical Engineering Department:
- Engineering Mechanics Lab
- Material Science Lab
- Fluid Mechanics Lab
- Computer Aided Engineering Graphics Lab
- Machine Drawing Lab
- Thermodynamics Lab
- Measurement and metrology Lab
- Manufacturing Lab
- Theory of Machines Lab
- Fluid Machinary Lab
- Heat and Mass Transfer Lab
- Machine Design Lab
- Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Lab
- Computer Aided Design Lab
- Automobile Engineering Lab