The ideal engineer is a composite. He is not a scientist, he is not a mathematician, he is not a sociologist or a writer, but he may use the knowledge and techniques of any or all of these disciplines in solving engineering problems. – N.W. Dougherty

Engineers participate in the activities which make the resources of nature available in a form of beneficial to man and provide systems which will perform optimally and economically.- L.M.K. Boelter

Mechanical Engineering is a profession that concerns itself with mechanical design, energy conversion, fuel and combustion technologies, heat transfer, materials, noise control and acoustics, manufacturing processes, rail transportation, automatic control, product safety and reliability, solar energy, and technological impacts to society. Mechanical engineers study the behavior of materials when forces are applied to them, such as the motion of solids, liquids, gases, and heating and cooling of object and machines. Using these basic building blocks, engineers design space vehicles, computers, power plants, intelligence machines and robots, automobiles, trains, airplanes, furnaces, and air conditioners. Mechanical engineers work on jet engine design, submarines, hot air balloons, textiles and new materials, medical and hospital equipment, and refrigerators and other home appliances. Anything that is mechanical or must interact with another machine or human being is within the broad scope of today’s and tomorrow’s mechanical engineer.

Graduates of Mechanical Engineering are expected to have lucrative careers in the following fields:

  • Operations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Maintenance
  • Management and Supervision
  • Design and Consultancy
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Production
  • Research and Development
  • Education

 

 

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