Career Options After Doing Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is a broad field that is a subset of general engineering which involves the application of the principles of physics for the analysis, design, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical systems. An engineer uses science and mathematical principles for solving the technical problems. This branch is made up of many sub disciplines that are concerned with the mechanics, kinematics and energy of physical objects.

This is one of the oldest and broadest engineering disciplines. The practitioners of mechanical engineering are also known as a mechanical engineer. A mechanical engineer plays a significant role in several fields such as automated manufacturing, transportation, environmental control, transportation, computer fields, fossil fuel, nuclear power and many more. These engineers are also concerned with imagining and implementing programs and devices that may improve our world and our movement in it. A mechanical engineer is a specialized engineer who works with mechanical devices for e.g. elevators, refrigeration, robots, electric generators etc.

In the sector of agriculture, a mechanical engineer plays an important role by establishing service centers for maintaining the tractors, oil engines, electric motors, pump sets and other agricultural equipments. He can work in manufacturing firms as well as can find work in administrative and managerial positions in government departments or public sector industries. An individual can also start his career as technical sales or marketing engineers or independent consultants. The big demand of mechanical engineers is in the different areas such as steel, cement, constructions, infrastructure (maintenance) and process industries, Nuclear power plants, power plants and many more.

To sum up, we can say that Mechanical engineering is one of the most demanding engineering branch that brings lots of career opportunities for the people. After pursuing the engineering in mechanical, an individual can make his bright future in this field.

Career In Marine Engineering Part – 2

Entry Qualification:
1.) Dip. In Mech, Elec, Marine Engineering & Naval Architecture Joint CMET
Undergoes 24 months Training
Appears for and passes MEO class IV Part- A Exam And gets certificate.
MEO CLASS IV Part A
2.) BE Mech joins CMET
Undergoes 24 months Training
Exempted for MEO Class IV Part- A Exam
Age: 21-23
Earning Capacity per Month: RS 20,000 – Rs 25,000

6 Months Sailing on Ship & 3 Months Preparatory Course on Share
Pass MEO Class IV Part – B Exam Fourth Engineer 22 24 Rs 50,000 +
12 Months Sailing on Ship & 4 Months Preparatory Course on Share
Pass MEO Class II Exam Second Enginee 24 26 Rs 80,000 +
18 Months Sailing on Ship & 2 Months Preparatory Course on Share
Pass MEO Class I Exam Chief Engineer 26 28 Rs 1,50, 000 +

Traniee Engineers from CMET, starting as junior engineers, Can work their way up to reach the rank of the chief enginner in a relatively short span of time as illusrated above.

Study Routes
1.)After Class XII (PCM), entrance into a merchant navy training institute for a three-year navigation or four-year engineering course. T S Chanakya, the government training ship, recruits candidates for B Sc navigation course through the IIT JEE. The MERI selects candidates for marine engineering through the IIT JEE examination.
2.)After Class XII (PCM), enrollment with pre-sea training institutes for navigation and engineering courses in the merchant vessels
3.)After Class XII (PCM), enrollment into radio officers course
4.)After Graduate degree in Marine engineering, applying for direct recruitment with a merchant navy shipping firm in the engineering department.
Best Places to Study
1.)Nautical training ship T S Chanakya: T S Chanakya is affiliated to the University of Bombay as a degree college for conducting a three-year degree course in nautical sciences.
2.)Marine Engineering Research Institute, P-19, Taratolla Road. Kolkata: 700 088: Headquartered in Calcutta with branch in Mumbai
3.)Chidambaram Institute of Maritime Technology, No. 6, Second Line Beach, Chennai 600 001.
4.)Academy of Maritime Education and Training, 3/4/5Ambedkar Street, Gandhinagar, Saligramam, Chennai 600093.
5.)National Institute of Port Management, East Coast Road, Uthandi, Chennai 600096
The National Institute of Port Management has been set up by the Ministry of Surface Transport to further the process of maritime education in India. Actively supported by International Maritime Organisation (IMO) London, UNCTAD, Geneva, and other UN agencies, the institute started conducting regular courses in 1990.
6.)Vel’s College of Maritime Studies, PV Vaithiyalingam Road, Pallavaram, Chennai 600 117 (affiliated to Madras University)
7.)International Maritime Institute, 13 Institutional Areas, (Distt. Gautam Budh Nagar), Greater Noida, Surajpur Kasna Road, UP,
8.)Interface College of Maritime Studies, 1/109, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai 602102.
9.)R L Institute of Nautical Sciences, TVR Nagar, Aruppukkottai Road, Madurai-22 Tamil Nadu.
10.)Chennai School of Ship Management, 37/39, Perambur High Road, Chennai 60 0012
11.)Tolani Maritime Institute, Sharada Centre 11/1 off Karve Road, Brandywine, Pune-411004
Selection Process:
10+2 passed Male & Female candidates with 60% aggregate in Maths, Physics & Chemistry and 50% in English in +2 or 10th standard.
A written examination, which consists of an objective type on basic engineering knowledge (class x and xii science), an English essay on current topics, an interview with the selection committee. On clearing the Interview, you will be sent for a Medical Examination
Sample Fee Structure

Term 1: On the date of Admission Rs. 1, 50,000.00
Term 2: After 6 months of commencement of training 1, 00,000.00
Term 3: At the beginning of Second Year training 1, 00,000.00
Term 4: At the beginning of Third Year training 1, 00,000.00
Total: 4, 50,000.00

To know more about other relevant information about Career in Marine Engineering, read the Third Part (3) of this article.