Mechanical Engineering discipline applies the principles of physics and materials science for design, analysis, prototyping, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. Mechanical Engineers specialise in subject areas like Machine Design, Manufacturing and Energy Conversion (Thermal power) depending on individual’s interest through postgraduate education and research routes.
Machine design is applied through a specific process including determining what the machine needs to do, benchmarking and defining goals and requirements, brainstorming, evaluating and selecting from the different options, creating an in-depth design, creating and testing a prototype, and finally manufacturing the machine.
The School of Mechanical Engineering offers M.Tech. in Machine Design–a postgraduate programme to create motivated, innovative, creative thinking graduates to fill the roles of Machine Designers who can conceptualise, design, analyse and develop machines to meet the modern-day requirements.
Future Of Pursuing Machine Design
There are exciting times ahead for mechanical engineers as transport technologies like hyper loop, electric vehicles, flying cars, drone technologies, intelligent system like robots and additive manufacturing including 3D printing are gaining importance and Mechanical engineers are most sought after in these fields.
Mechanical engineers work in the domains of automobile engineering, aerospace engineering, machine tools, Internal combustion engines, cement industry, steel industries, power sector, hydraulics, manufacturing plants, drilling and mining industry, petroleum, general engineering, biotechnology and many more.
Machine designers need to create machines that not only meet the functional, aesthetic, ergonomic requirements but are also economical, robust, sustainable and intelligent.
There is an increasing need for Mechanical engineers in the fields of environment and bio-medical.