Have you ever wondered why the hero in most Indian movies is a mechanical engineer? Well, maybe because mechanical engineering is by far the most popular engineering streams. Year after year thousands of bright, strapping grads, walk out of college campuses with stars in their eyes.
Do you want to have an edge over the rest? Are you confused about what to do next? Here’s a little help.
We’ve listed out 5 courses that you can pursue after mechanical engineering to propel you into a lucrative and long-term career.
|1. THE OBVIOUS CHOICE – CAD/CAM|
Computer-aided design and computer aided manufacturing are the hottest courses to enroll in once you have a mech degree in hand. There are multiple career choices ranging from machining of prototypes, computer numerical control, product design, component modeling and more…
Several institutions provide specialized programmes in various software such as AutoCAD, CNC, Pro/E, CATIA (Computer Aided Three-dimensional Interactive Application), UG (Unigraphics) etc.
|2. A HOT CHOICE OF THERMAL ENGINEERING|
Sorry about the bad pun! Thermal engineering is the branch of science that deals with thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer etc. If you are fascinated by how your refrigerator works or the production of thermal power equipment this specialization is for you. Manufacturing plants, research and development departments, thermal power plants, oil and gas refineries and several industries are looking for mechanical engineers with a diploma/PG degree in thermal engineering.
|3. SEAS OF CHANGE- MARINE ENGINEERING|
To wear the spotless white uniform and join the illustrious Merchant Navy is every youngster’s dream. You can inch closer to it with your mechanical engineering degree. Both mechanical and marine engineering have a lot in common. There are several institutes that offer marine engineering courses. There is a huge shortage of maritime professionals in the shipping sector, which is another reason why this course is worth enrolling in.
|4. OFFBEAT CHOICE- OIL RIG DRILLING|
We all know that the oil industry is one of the richest and booming industries in the world. There are job opportunities galore in oil fields and oil and gas industries across the world. Students who specialize in this stream can take up highly paid off-shore projects. There is also a huge demand for maintenance engineers and drilling engineers in several top industries. You get some of the most highly paid positions in this sector.
|5. IT’s IN- IT COURSES|
Want to join the burgeoning IT industry? Work in posh, spic and span offices in the heart of the city? You can specialize in any software of your choice to join the IT industry. This is again an industry that offers sky-high pay packages, a fabulous work environment and lots of space to grow and innovate. You can join courses like JAVA, Android, Net, IBM Mainframe, PHP, IOT et al.
There are also several opportunities in the life sciences and R&D domains.
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