Mechanical Engineering Course Details, Eligibility, Course Subjects, Career Opportunities

What is Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is one of the most diverse and versatile engineering fields and it is related to the study of objects and systems in motion. The field of mechanical engineering touches on the basics of mechanics, manufacturing, and systems while integrating aspects of other disciplines. Mechanical Engineering gives expertise in the analysis of problems, and test prototypes of how thermal and mechanical devices might help to solve a particular problem.

Why Choose Mechanical Engineering?

The students of Mechanical Engineering learn the fundamentals of mechanics by focusing on core principles in design and manufacturing, mechanics and materials, robotics, and biosystems, together with essential areas of mathematics and physical sciences. The Department of Mechanical Engineering educates the engineers of the future while conducting leading-edge research in AI and Design, Advanced Manufacturing, Computational Engineering, Robotics and Autonomy, Biosystems and Health, Energy and Sustainability, and Micro/nanoengineering.


  • Pass in 10+2 (American 12th grade or equivalent with physics or mathematics or English as a compulsory subject with botany or chemistry)
  • The candidate should have a minimum percentage of marks taken together in mathematics physics or any one of the optional subjects.

Course Subjects of Mechanical Engineering

  •   Fluid Mechanics
  •   Mechanics of Solids
  •   Metallurgy and Materials Science
  •   Computer-Assisted Machine Drawing
  •   Thermodynamics
  •   Advanced Mechanics of Solids
  •   Fluid Machinery
  •   Casting and Joining
  •   Metal Cutting and Forming
  •   Heat and Mass Transfer
  •   Thermal Engineering
  •   Mechanics of Machinery
  •   Finite Element Methods
  •   Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  •   Metrology and Instrumentation
  •   Dynamics of Machinery
  •   Machine Design
  •   Operations Research
  •   Mechatronics
  •   Gas Dynamics & Jet Propulsion
  •   Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  •   Power Plant Engineering

Career Opportunities After Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers are problem solvers who apply their skills on teams to develop a wide range of products and systems including, printers, semiconductor tools, transmissions, machine tools, space shuttle vehicles, power plants, factories, gas turbines, aircraft engines, prosthetic devices, control systems, engine parts, disk drives, compressors, robots, sensors, wind turbines, fuel cells, turbines, pumps and more. Career opportunities include:

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • CAD technician
  • Contracting civil engineer
  • Nuclear engineer
  • Water engineer
  • Mining engineer
  • Corporate investment banker
  • Land-based engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Control and instrumentation engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Acoustic consultant
  • Clinical technologist
  • Production manager
  • Technical sales engineer
  • Patent attorney
  • Materials Engineers
  • Drafters
  • Architectural and Engineering Managers
  • Mathematicians and Statisticians
  • Mechanical Engineering Technicians
  • Natural Sciences Managers
  • Physicists and Astronomers

Top Companies Hiring Mechanical Engineers

  • TATA Group
  • Thermax
  • Larsen & Toubro
  • The Godrej Group
  • Ashok Leyland
  • Kirloskar
  • General Motors
  • Siemens
  • Mahindra & Mahindra

Mechanical Engineering: FAQ

1. What do Microsoft Mechanical Engineers do?
2. Does NASA hire mechanical engineers?
3. Can mechanical engineers work in the IT sector?
4. Who is the No 1 mechanical engineer in India?
5. Which city is best for mechanical engineering jobs in India?