Mechanical Engineering a subset of general engineering. Engineers use science and mathematical principles to solve technical problems. Since they often create new products to solve these problems, they are in high demand. Engineers are essentially inventors. By dreaming up ideas and turning them into a reality they push technology to its limits.
Mechanical engineers are specialized engineers who work with mechanical devices. These may include elevators, refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment, robots, and electric generators.
Mechanical engineers design tools used in other engineering disciplines. As you can imagine, mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering specialities.
Mechanical Engineering is an engineering discipline that involves the application of principles of physics for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It requires a solid understanding of key concepts including mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics and energy. Mechanical engineers use these principles and others in the design and analysis ofautomobiles, aircraft, heating and cooling systems, manufacturing plants, industrial equipment and machinery, medical devices and more.
Today's mechanical engineers use cutting-edge computing, smart sensors and electronic technology to design and manufacture automated products for the future. Science and technology will continue to expand, and so will the demand for skilled mechanical engineers. With research emphases in areas such as smart structures, electronics packaging, energy and environmental engineering and manufacturing, the department has strong links with other engineering departments, centers and institutes. This interdisciplinary focus benefits students, faculty and industry.
The IIET’s mechanical engineering graduates will choose from a wide array of career paths, demonstrating that the degree is an excellent stepping stone for a rewarding professional life. Currently mechanical engineering graduates are pursuing divergent careers in medicine, software design and environmental engineering in addition to the traditional mechanical engineering fields such as heat transfer, fluids, manufacturing and fracture mechanics.