Mechanical Engineering is one of the basic sciences that support daily living of human beings. All machines, simple or complex, adding convenience and comfort to our day-to-day activities result from the efforts of Mechanical Engineers.
Mechanical Engineering is one of the major branches of Engineering Education chosen by a large number of Engineering aspirants all around the world. In India, it is one of the core Engineering Branches. A large number of Engineering Institutes located across the length and breadth of the nation offer a B.E. or B.Tech. course in Mechanical Engineering.
Graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from premiere institutes like IITs or NITs is a dream of every Engineering aspirants. It can translate to a highly yielding first job at a recognized global firm. However, being rejected a seat by a premiere institute isn’t the end of all hope. In a competitive nation like ours, one can find several Engineering Institutes conducting the course on par with some of the best institutes not only in India, but across the globe.
Lucrative salaries and high job security are two of the main reasons why candidates choose Mechanical Engineering. There’s also a significant prestige associated with the qualification. However, one should not pursue education in Mechanical Engineering without genuine interest in the field of knowledge. It takes a little more than being solution oriented and creative minded, and having a good track record with mathematics and technology, to make it big in the field.
If you are intrigued by the idea of choosing Mechanical Engineering for higher studies you should go through these 7 reasons to be reassured about your decision.
Brighter Employment Prospects:
Mechanical Engineers are required to serve a diversity of job roles including designing, testing, manufacturing, installing, operating and maintaining among others. There’s no dearth of job opportunities for a candidate with a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering. Their skills apply to a wide array of mechanical systems across a plethora of industries. Sectors such as Automobile, Energy and Utilities, HVAC, Bio-mechanical and Aeronautical offer some of the most sought-after employers for young Mechanical Engineering graduates. Candidates with appropriate qualification and work experience can apply for numerous vacancies in government as well as private companies. As they spend years in the field, they can be eligible for designations of higher order within organizations. They work as technical experts and consultants in most of the projects.
Higher Paid Salaries:
For a fresher with a Mechanical Engineering degree the industry offers an opening salary anywhere between 10000 to 25000. Nevertheless, candidates consistent in their efforts during their degree years can count on placement opportunities that yield salaries higher than the basic norms. Salaries offered to Mechanical Engineering candidates are higher than most other candidates with usual degrees and diplomas. Salaries also depend on the reputation of the institutes that have mentored the candidate. Salaries tend to be incremented as candidates progress through their career and acquire higher skill sets, experience and expertise. Those with brilliant soft skills like communication and management are highly valued and lucratively paid by the employer. It also depends on the nature or responsibilities and roles taken up by the candidates.
Versatility of the Field:
While learning Mechanical Engineering a candidate develops skills that can be applied to versatile job roles. The working knowledge of computer applications, structures, mathematics, electricity and physics form the core of the studies. However, the field is not limited to these technology-oriented domains. Mechanical Engineers are expected to understand the intricacies related to social, environmental and economic impact of their projects. The domain is best suited to the candidates who find broader understanding of the world appealing. Exceeding the domains of physics and mathematics, Mechanical Engineering extends to include vital aspects of several other domains like civil, electrical, aerospace, material and chemical science, and bio-engineering. Not only aircrafts and power plants, Mechanical Engineering spans across vital applications in other fields like mobile phones and biomedical devices.
Demand in the Market:
In the myriad industry segments, the demand for Mechanical Engineering is never-ending. Automobiles, Aviation, Shipping, Aerospace, Power Plants and Machinery Manufacturing are just a few of the traditional manufacturing industries that require the expertise of a Mechanical Engineer. The demand has just risen in the recent times with the development of non-conventional fields like Nanotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, Energy Conservation and Environmental Engineering. These fields actively seek the services offered by Mechanical Engineers.
Combined with formal or informal education in management, the demand for candidates simply rises. Such candidates are highly valued by organizations serving as Mechanical Engineer Consultants. Managing technology as well as manpower is the primary role of such professionals.
Opportunities in Foreign Countries:
For candidates with aspirations to work abroad with leading firms in the field of technology, a degree in Mechanical Engineering can be the most reliable ticket. It just takes a few added efforts to make the mark. Soft skills like communication and language have to be sharper than the rest of the candidates. The chances of being hired by a global employer are bright in the case of candidates who show their brilliance not only in academics, but also vocational courses. Consistent pursuit of internships reflects the conviction of candidates towards work. If not directly chosen by a foreign employer, a candidate working for an MNC may get an opportunity to move abroad to work on a project based there.
Multitude of Specialization Options:
For a candidate whose curiosity isn’t satiated by an under-graduate’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, going for post graduate education can mean a lot. It comes with the benefit of choosing a specialization from several happening options like Aeronautical & Aerospace, Power & Energy, Design Simulation & Stress Analysis, Robotics and Control, Vehicle Engineering, Nanotechnology, Product Design & Development, etc. However, while choosing the specialization, a candidate must carefully consider their areas of interest as PG Level studies require a higher level of dedication, which can mean a compromise on usual social life. Apart from the aforementioned specializations, candidates can find more interesting options depending on which university they choose to study at. After intense education finding a job in a specialized field becomes easy and the job satisfaction is unbelievable.
Adaptivity to Future Technologies:
Present day technologies are incessantly adaptive. However, it’s Mechanical Engineers at the helm of most trendsetting innovations. Being a Mechanical Engineer, one never has to deal with the fear of being left behind. Competent professionals in the field barely ever suffer due to upgradation of technologies that are crucial to their domains. Most employers take care of their Mechanical Engineers by offering relevant training from time to time.
A Mechanical Engineer is always ready for the future!
With these compelling reasons by hand, a candidate who wishes to take up Mechanical Engineering should be reassured of a great career, given the willingness to put in sincere efforts through the years at the college.
This article elaborating on the reasons why a candidate should choose Mechanical Engineering is presented by ARMIET College.