Counseling for IIT/ NIT Aspirants on Mechanical Engineering Career Options Presented by   P Venugopalan Outstanding Scient...
Mechanical Engineering - Overview <ul><ul><li>One of the broadest of all engineering disciplines  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Skills and Aptitudes required <ul><li>Strong analytical skills </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to solve complex problems </li></...
Typical Subjects <ul><li>Statics: how are forces transmitted in a structure? </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamics: velocities, accel...
Roles ahead <ul><li>Government departments, Railways </li></ul><ul><li>Technical wings of Armed Forces </li></ul><ul><li>R...
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This Presentation has been presented in the Choice 2010 counseling event for IIT/NIT aspirants. In this presentation, Mr.P.Venugopal ( Director, Defence Research and Development Laboratories, India) explains the potential of Mechanical Engineering and various career opportunities that are available for students.

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    1. 1. Counseling for IIT/ NIT Aspirants on Mechanical Engineering Career Options Presented by P Venugopalan Outstanding Scientist & Director DRDL 15 May 2010, Hyderabad
    2. 2. Mechanical Engineering - Overview <ul><ul><li>One of the broadest of all engineering disciplines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wide choice of career options in many specialties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High employment potential </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenging and fulfilling work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Involves application of science and maths to create solutions for practical problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concerned with research, design, development, manufacturing, construction, installation, operation and maintenance of engineering systems, machinery, equipment, tools, devices, components, ranging from rocket engines to medical instruments. </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Skills and Aptitudes required <ul><li>Strong analytical skills </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to solve complex problems </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity and innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Visualization and conceptualization </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to translate ideas into reality </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to apply science and maths to solve practical problems </li></ul><ul><li>Team work, communication skills and inter-personal skills </li></ul>
    4. 4. Typical Subjects <ul><li>Statics: how are forces transmitted in a structure? </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamics: velocities, accelerations, and forces for a system in motion? </li></ul><ul><li>Kinematics: how a mechanism behaves as it moves through its range of motion? </li></ul><ul><li>Strength of materials: is it strong enough? is it stiff enough? </li></ul><ul><li>Material Science: which material has the optimum properties? </li></ul><ul><li>Thermodynamics: how does energy get converted to useful power? what are the losses? </li></ul><ul><li>Fluid Mechanics: what is the pressure drop due to the fluid flow? what are the drag forces? </li></ul><ul><li>Heat Transfer: how to calculate heat transfer rates from temperature data? </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing: what manufacturing processes do you select? </li></ul><ul><li>Machine Design: how do you synthesize all of the above? </li></ul><ul><li>Vibrations: how do you predict and control vibrations? </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering Economics: how do you estimate manufacturing costs? </li></ul>
    5. 5. Roles ahead <ul><li>Government departments, Railways </li></ul><ul><li>Technical wings of Armed Forces </li></ul><ul><li>Research organizations (ISRO, DRDO, DAE, CSIR) </li></ul><ul><li>Academic institutions (universities, engineering colleges) </li></ul><ul><li>Public and private sector industries : aeronautical, automobile, chemical, nuclear, steel & metals, oil exploration & refining, power plants, manufacturing of all kinds of machinery and equipment. </li></ul><ul><li>Other opportunities : technical consultation, marketing and sales of engineering products, engineering management, software development </li></ul>

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