Sudipto Mukherjee, Professor, department of mechanical engineering, IIT Delhi, reiterates the point, "Everything, except buildings — the work of civil engineers — is the work of mechanical engineering."
Here's what we at mapmytalent know about Mechanical Engineering as a career.
The career of a Mechanical Engineer involves design, analysis or testing, manufacture and maintenance of anything that has movable components. Given the broad applications it has, this ‘mother’ branch is described as an “all-weather” and “all-purpose” field that allows practitioners to enter a variety of sectors, from the automobile and electrical industries to bio-medical equipment manufacturers and energy companies.
Mechanical Engineering is a perennial branch. Today, mechanical engineers are involved in the management of people and resources as well as the development and use of new materials and technologies, especially computer-aided engineering.
Mechanical Engineering can be broadly divided into the following sub-divisions: a) production — these engineers make objects; b) design of mechanical equipment — professionals in this line work on, say, failure prevention and performance design; c) thermal and fluid sciences — those in this area design air-conditioners, fans, turbines, steam boilers and power plants for performance. The best paying industries for this field include aviation and space, and management consultancy.