Career After Completing B.E/ B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering

By Himanshu Bajpai|Updated : December 21st, 2021

Candidates pursuing B.Tech/ B.E. in Mechanical Engineering always plan future career options after graduation. These plans might change during the four-year phase of engineering, but at some point in time, candidates finally decide where they want to head to. Even if a candidate has decided on something, it is advisable to explore the other options available. Every aspirant needs the answer to "What is the career after completing B.E/ B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering?"

Mechanical Engineering is one of the core branches of engineering and is considered the toughest branch. Therefore, there are ample opportunities post-B.Tech for all the eligible candidates in different fields. Here BYJU'S Exam Prep provides detailed information on how to make a career after completing B.E/ B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering?" which will give an idea of where the candidate's career should be moving. If the candidate has still not decided what to do, they can make a suitable choice depending on their interest.

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Career Opportunities after B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering

Go for Government Jobs

Mostly every Mechanical Engineer aims for this goal during their graduation. Government Jobs include the PSU Jobs, ISRO, BARC, ESE, Railways, or state PSC specific to their engineering discipline.

Most PSU recruit through GATE Exam while remaining to conduct their exam. If a candidate is aiming for Govt. jobs, they should begin their preparation from the pre-final year so that candidates can give their best shot and get their dream job in the government sector.

Fly High with Higher Studies

Candidates can pursue higher studies either in their technical field (M.Tech/M.S.) or non-tech field, such as MBA.

Career After Masters Programme (Technical)

Many candidates plan for higher studies after engineering in India or abroad, unlocking various other career options. In India, for M.Tech in premier institutes like IISc or IITs, candidates must appear for the GATE exam and aim for a rank below 1000. Mechanical engineers have various choices for their specialization. Depending on their interest and score in the entrance exam, they can make their choices. Mostly the Specialisations available for Mechanical engineers are:

  • Automobile Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Thermal Engineering
  • Product Design and Development
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Material Technology
  • Engineering Design
  • Computer-Aided Design & Manufacturing
  • Energy Engineering & Management
  • Mechatronics Engineering

For higher studies abroad, candidates must appear for a Standard and Language TestGRE is the standard test mostly accepted in many universities. While TOEFL is the language test accepted in U.S. and Canada, IELTS or PTE is accepted in the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand.

Career After Masters Programme (Non-Technical)

MBA after engineering is one of the booming career opportunities and the latest trend many graduates follow. Candidates can opt for MBA in India through various examinations such as CAT, MAT, XAT, IBSAT, SNAP, etc.

MBA from various universities abroad is also a career option where the candidate has to appear for a standard test such as GMAT, followed by language tests such as TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, etc.

Armed Forces Jobs

  • Indian armed forces, i.e., Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Indian Navy, and other paramilitary forces release notifications for job opportunities specifically for Mechanical Engineers depending on their requirements. This is the golden opportunity for candidates willing to serve the nation by joining the armed forces and connecting to their engineering branch.
  • Not only Graduates, Indian forces avail opportunities to pre-final year and final year graduates through University Entry Scheme(UES), where candidates are selected on the college campus itself and then further called for interviews and other processes.

Boost your qualification with Specialization courses 

  • Once graduated, candidates are often interested in a particular section of the Mechanical branch, either design, thermal, or production.
  • Candidates interested in the designing section can take additional courses post-graduation, such as CREO, PRO-E, SOLIDWORKS SOLIDEDGE, AutoDesk, etc.
  • For the production section CastWorks (for casting applications), ASME-NDT, or the online certificate course of GD&T are helpful and give an extra edge to candidates' qualifications and degrees.

Career After Campus Selection

The most common and one of the easiest options for Mechanical graduates. After four years of studying and a hectic examination schedule, students opt for campus jobs through the various recruitment drives by companies. 

Job profiles for campus recruitment may be technical/core industries(specific to Mechanical Engg.) or I.T. Sector jobs to work on mechanical/automobile-related projects such as Infosys, Wipro, TCS, etc.

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