Since mechanical engineering is the extensive of all engineering fields, the career prospects on offer for capable mechanical engineers are abundant and endless. Mechanical engineers are required to design, test, manufacture, install, operate and maintain a wide variety of machines and mechanical systems that are used in industries.
Major opportunities for mechanical engineers include automobiles sector, space research, aeronautical, energy and utilities, air conditioning, bio-mechanical industry, oil and gas exploration and refining industries and the agricultural sector. etc.
After graduation in Mechanical Engineering, the students can find employment both in the government and private sector. In the government sector (example for Indian railways, Municipal Corporations, etc) mechanical engineers can provide their knowledge to various government run projects. In the private sector (example Bharat Benz, Infotech, etc.), the graduates will apply their expertise in R & D, Design, Analysis, Manufacturing, Production etc.
These engineers can also hold high managerial positions in government as well as private sector organisations according to their field of expertise and educational qualifications.
Higher studies: After graduation, Mechanical engineers have opportunities to pursue higher education like M. Tech/MBA/MS/ Ph.D. etc in their field of expertise in prestigious institutions in India/Abroad (IIT’s/NIT’s/IIM’s/ISB etc). by clearing competitive examinations like GATE/ICET/GRE/TOFEL/IELTS etc.
Civil services: Opportunities in Civil services (IES/IAS/IPS etc)
Indian Army: Help the nation to by joining in Indian Defence System (Navy/Air Force/Army).
Entrepreneur: Job providers in their expertise filed (Design/Manufacturing/Production).
Salary: The typical salary range of a Mechanical Engineer graduate is between INR 10,000/- and INR 25, 000/-. However, the salary differs as per the location, industry type, company level, job carder. If you are hired by a Multinational Company, you can expect high salary package. Similarly, good campus placements also fetch better salary packages.
Additionally, some companies offer salary on the basis of your skills, experience, expertise and the nature of roles and responsibilities handled previously.
Not restricted to above opportunities, they have many career paths.