What are the Best Advice for a Future Mechanical Engineering Student

A mechanical engineer is the one who has an aptitude in the process of learning and implementing practical applications of mechanical engineering. A mechanical engineer is the one as today’s scenario is now not only limited to one domain but to all. With the practical softwares and basic mechanical tools and application, one can acquire the knowledge of robotics and automation, in the field of cognitive robotic application along with Artificial engineering, Machine Learning etc.

A mechanical engineer should not only limit itself only in one domain but multidimensional field.

Mechanical Engineer Job Responsibilities & Tasks:

Mechanical Engineers work for various industries as power, energy, health care, transportation, chemical, steam & other manufacturing industries. Job responsibilities of a Mechanical Engineer are based on industry & size of the employer and these responsibilities typically include (based on skills):

  • Project requirement assessment
  • Perform measurement of mechanical devices and components
  • Budget & deadline decision with client and project managers
  • Maintaining reliability and security of machines
  • Project-related research
  • Design for testing purpose
  • Material suggestions and supplier coordination
  • Testing, modifying & Re-testing
  • Making product designs using computer-aided design/ modeling software
  • Report preparation
  • Project Status reporting to the manager and client
  • Providing technical advice
  • Data interpretation and analysis
  • Fault Analysis and rectification

Typical Employers for Mechanical Engineers are following Industries and companies:

  • Boiler Manufacturers in India
  • The Civil Service (India)
  • R & D Organizations
  • Transport Companies
  • Construction Companies
  • Industrial Process Companies
  • Government Agencies
  • Mechanical Engineering Colleges ( If you have a passion to spread knowledge)
  • Self-Employment as a mechanical design engineer

Being a successful mechanical engineer doesn’t just mean being good at math and science. Whether you have a recent engineering degree or worked as a mechanical engineering director for many years, there are tips and strategies that can help you advance in your profession.

  1. THINK LIKE A BUSINESS PERSON: Okay, I know it sounds counterintuitive, but the reality is that engineering companies are looking to hire like-minded engineers who are entrepreneurs. They want engineers who are involved in strategy and planning and who know how to manage a balance sheet and an income statement. Young engineers need to understand how the total production costs of their company’s products influence decisions.
  2. THINK OUTSIDE YOUR DISCIPLINE: You may have gone to college to study mechanical engineering, but today’s complex products often contain software and related electronic components. Therefore, there will be times when you will encounter design problems that are outside your technical discipline. Learn the basics of relevant specialties.
  3. TEAM WORK: Professional engineering involves collaboration between many different disciplines that must come together to solve complex problems and formulate solutions to bring products to market. Consequently, communication skills are just as important as technical competence.
  4. FOLLOW THE RULES: The academy generally rewards those who think freely. Industry too, but within the constraints of established design procedures and best practices. Learn to live up to your employers’ values ​​and codes of conduct or move on.
  5. BE PART OF INNOVATIVE PIPELINE: Always be open to new ideas, even if they come from sources outside your group. Beware of prejudices that are not invented here and that exist in some companies. Companies will reward engineers who promote innovative ideas, regardless of their origin.
  6. KEEP LEARNING: This is crucial, as the tools used to design and analyze the product are constantly evolving and improving. Stay up-to-date and look for new assignments and opportunities to learn new technology, enroll in training programs, and take full advantage of the educational benefits the company pays for.
  7. COMMUNICATION SKILLS: one should always strive for a good communication skill by practicing their interpersonal skills.

IIMT College of Engineering, provides holistic development and keeps up the vision and mission ahead in order to make and achieve every students goals and dreams of their life.

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