Mechanical Engineering is one of the evergreen branches of engineering that has contributed to several innovations over time. Considered to be one of the oldest branches of engineering, mechanical engineering deals with the concepts of thermodynamics, fluids, mechanics and structural analysis. The scope of mechanical engineering is vast even today. These concepts are used in designing some of the best and most efficient state-of-the-art motor vehicles, manufacturing units, aircrafts, and other industrial machinery. Apart from the machinery and vehicles, mechanical engineers significantly contribute to the development of power equipment, engines and complex machinery systems. Not only the design and manufacturing, but even the maintenance and testing of such machinery and equipment are responsibilities of mechanical engineers. Also, mechanical engineers contribute to the development of software, apps and language coding for IT industries.
It’s not wrong in saying that “There is a bit of Mechanical Engineering in every Engineering Domains”.
However, this evergreen branch of engineering is facing an alarming question – whether it is still the right stream for students who love machines or not. Due to the lack of job offers or placement opportunities for the huge number of graduates, people have started doubting their decision to take up mechanical engineering as a stream. So here, we are going to discuss the scope of mechanical engineering and its future prospects.
The current market scenario and future scope
Robotics– Robotics is an interdisciplinary stream of engineering that combines mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science with an aim to design and develop robotic systems along with computer systems to control them. With the AI revolution already started, Robotics as a stream has been on the rise and is expected to grow in both reach and demand in the coming decade.
Mechatronics– Mechatronics too, is an interdisciplinary branch of engineering that usually combines mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and Information technology. A mechatronic engineer is responsible for designing complex engineering systems, can assist in process automation and also test the systems in use in the processes.
Electric Vehicle– E-vehicles gaining momentum in India
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The future scope of mechanical engineering and its demand in the industry seems quite promising.
Bridging the skill gap and preparing for the challenges
It is evident that the demand for mechanical engineers will soon surpass the supply, making mechanical engineering one of the most valued disciplines of engineering again. However, one of the major challenges being faced by newly graduated students today is the lack of skills and proper knowledge due to the old school curriculum being followed even after the introduction of several new trends and technologies. Bridging the skill gap is the key to grabbing a good job opportunity after your studies in mechanical engineering.
Lingaya’s Vidyapeeth, however, helps students bridge the skill gap with its new-age curriculum design, highly qualified faculty members and also our laboratories are highly specialized and well-equipped.
Dr. Ankur Gupta
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lingaya’s VidyapeethApril 22, 2023
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