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What Do Colleges Teach in Mechanical Engineering?

by Team Goseeko

Do you have the knack of building and constructing things and feel intrigued to know more about it? Well, you might just be a mechanical engineering student in progress.

Across the country there are several colleges and universities which have a world wide recognition. These institutions have given us generations of engineers who continue to build our nation. In the top 10 engineering colleges of India alone, thousands of mechanical engineers are enlisted every year, who find their way to the top companies of the world.

Therefore, are you curious to know more about the diversity of the subject and want to delve deep? Get ready to know all there is about the degree of Mechanical Engineering and its various aspects.

The courses mainly are designed in such a way that a student is able to learn the traits of a field of study through classroom learning. However, internships and training held in the colleges always provide the student with the real life experience that is beyond the routine studies.

In mechanical engineering there are four major areas-

i) Manufacturing engineering,

ii) Design engineering,

iii) Thermal engineering,

iv) Industrial engineering / Management.

The Courses are divided into different departments. Very few of the below-mentioned subjects will (or may) come under electives. However, many of the core subjects are as follows:

(i) General:

1) Engineering drawing,

2) Machine drawing,

3) Control engineering,

4) Mechatronics,

5) Measurement and gauging / Metrology,

6) Systems engineering,

7) Engineering mathematics I, II, III, & IV, etc.

(ii) Thermal engineering:

1) Fluid mechanics,

2) Thermodynamics,

3) Applied thermodynamics,

4) Heat and mass transfer,

5) Computational Fluid Dynamics,

6) Turbo machines,

7) Refrigeration and air conditioning,

8) Power plant engineering, etc.

(iii) Manufacturing engineering:

1) Engineering materials,

2) Materials science,

3) Manufacturing methods I, II, & III,


5) Automation,

6) Additive manufacturing,

7) Robotics, etc.

(iv) Design engineering:

1) Engineering mechanics,

2) Strength of materials / Mechanics of materials,

3) Finite elements method,

4) Design of machine components I & II,

5) Kinematics of machines,

6) Dynamics of machines,

7) Theory of machines,

8) Fracture mechanics, etc.

(v) Industrial engineering / Management :

1) Operations management,

2) Operations research,

3) Total quality management,

4) Industrial engineering,

5) Quality assurance,

6) Project management,

7) Value engineering,

8) Supply chain management,

9) Financial management, etc.

Often various institutions offer courses including Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning, DevOps (Xebia), Internet of Things, Open source and Standards, Oil and Gas Informatics and many others. That creates a relevance in the education received and helps the student to be updated with the changing times.

Each of these courses start with a basic foundational course of Physics, Engineering Mathematics, Chemistry, and English and Professional Communication in the first year of study. The specialized courses are introduced as Domain subjects in the second year. Minor Project and Major Project incorporated later in the pre-final year make the learning more experiential and on the job.

During the semester breaks, students land internships from leading firms in their core sector. The internships are arranged by the Career and Placements Team at the respected institutions, which later make the students through training for Placement Selection.

Accelerated and meritorious students have the chance to go for student exchange to Universities across the world.

The kind of exposure students get on campus is what determines the job status. Global student chapters have strong association with respective departments that help students in learning about the advances in their domain.

Admissions and Placements

Throughout India, there are more than 100 institutions, private and government ones combined. Any student who wishes to get in them need to either sit for the separate institute exams or the all-India ranking exams like JEE Mains and Advanced. The students need to secure the minimum score required to get into the colleges of their choice. Then, they need to sit through the admission process that usually includes counseling.

The cost of studying in government aided institutions is about an average of INR 50,000 to INR 7,00,000. Similarly, for private institutions the average cost is around INR 3,00,000 to INR 15,00,000.

Mechanical Engineer graduates get hired in professions relating to the Automobile, Textile, Electronics, Railways, Banking industries. These sectors can be both public as well as private where the annual packages are of an estimate of INR 2,00,000- 8,00,000.

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