on 18 January, 2017

Mechanical Engineering - Course Description & Scope

It can be referred to as the mother of all branches in engineering. Involves a lot of technical drawing and must be opted only if you are sure that you don’t mind spending majority of your time in drawing and other related calculations. Complicated physics comprises a major part of the curriculum. Basics of automobiles are also included as a part of this course.


Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest and broadest fields. Almost every company that designs and manufactures a product employs mechanicals engineer. Just for simplicity, the field is divided into two sections: design and manufacturing. A mechanical engineer designs everything; car parts, turbines, robots, biomedical products etc.

In terms of academics, you're going to spend your four years delving into the depths of not just statics and dynamics, but also the study of various materials and processes. Expect bucketloads of physical as well as computer aided drawing. Mechanical engineering is a core branch, so while quite interesting and logical, it isn't easy.

How the Course Pans Out:

Major Topics of Study What will you do
Second Year
  • Thermodynamics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Theory of Machines
  • Production Processes
  • Material Technology
Third Year
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Theory Of Machines
  • Internal Combustion Engine
  • Heat & Mass Transfer
  • Mechanical Vibrations
Final Year
  • Machine Design
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Manufacturing Planning and Control

Mechanical Engineering in a Nutshell: 

Job Prospects:

A lot of core mechanical companies, including Larsen and Toubro, Godrej offer highly technical job profiles. Students are expected to have a good knowledge of what they’ve studied in the past 4 years.

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