Career options for a Mechanical Engineering Graduate

This article is written with the intent to provide career choices available for the mechanical engineers from University of Pune. The data here is based on the research done with the current career pursued by various alumni from Mechanical Engineering field from University of Pune. This article is intended to answer following questions:

  1. Which organizations hire mechanical students?
  2. Which are the cities where most of the mechanical engineers are stationed?
  3. What are the different career paths / job roles available as a mechanical engineer?
  4. What the top skills that mechanical engineers possess?
  5. How do I build those skills in my area?
  6. How do I make a resume as a mechanical engineer? Click here to create one.
  7. Which recruiters should I connect to receive jobs in the area of mechanical engineering?
  8. Which training institutes provide the training in my area?

 

Based on the data we researched, below statistics shows the various majors pursued by Alumni of University of Pune. Visit the University of Pune website for complete information on the various majors available.

 

Various Majors of Alumni from University of Pune
FIGURE 1: Various educational programmes pursued by Alumni of University of Pune

 

In this article, we will focus on the alumni with Mechanical Engineering degree from University of Pune. FIGURE 2 shows the locations where such professionals are currently employed.

Top countries where Mechanical Engineers from University of Pune are employed
FIGURE 2: Top countries where Mechanical Engineers from University of Pune are employed

 

As shown in the FIGURE above, 72% of Mechanical Engineers from University of Pune were found to working in India. The top cities include Pune, Mumbai, Nasik, Bangalore and New Delhi. Pune accounted for almost half of the mechanical engineers employed in India. The cities in US include Detroit, San Francisco Bay Area and New York. Some of the other countries where alumni were found working were United Kingdom, Germany, United Arab Emirates, Australia and Canada. However, these numbers were relatively lower compared to India and United States.

Next, let us look at the top organizations where Mechanical Engineers from University of Pune are employed. Below chart shows the relative distribution.

Top 25 organizations where Mechanical Engineers from University of Pune are employed
FIGURE 3: Top 25 organizations where Mechanical Engineers from University of Pune are employed

 

As seen above, the top companies for mechanical engineers include Cummins Inc., Tata Motors, Infosys, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Tata Technologies, John Deere, IBM, Eaton, Cognizant, Mahindra & Mahindra, Larsen & Toubro (L&T), Tech Mahindra, Thermax, PTC, Ford Motor Company, Accenture, Siemens, 3DPLM Software Solutions Limited, Johnson Controls, Faurecia, Wipro, FCA-North America, Siemens PLM Software, Atlas Copco and Schlumberger.

Next, we looked at the various job roles or functions of the mechanical engineering professionals from University of Pune. Engineering function by far accounted more than 34% of the overall job functions followed by Operations, Sales, Information Technology (IT), Program and Project Management and Quality Assurance (QA).

 

Top job functions of a professional with mechanical engineering degree from University of Pune, with various levels of experience.
FIGURE 4: Top job functions of a professional with mechanical engineering degree from University of Pune, with various levels of experience.

 

Finally, we looked the various skills acquired by mechanical engineers in their various job functions across various industries. The chart below shows the top skills demonstrated by the mechanical engineering professionals.

Top skills of a professional with Mechanical Engineering degree
FIGURE 5: Top professional skills of Mechanical Engineers from University of Pune

As shown in the figure above, the key skills of a Mechanical Engineer include in the area of CAD, CAE, overall product engineering and manufacturing. For mechanical engineering graduates, knowledge of major CAD like AutoCAD, CATIA, PTC Creo / ProE and SolidWorks would prove beneficial. There several online courses or training institutes providing basic skills in this area. In terms of manufacturing engineering, knowledge of major CAM software would be helpful. There are many CAM software in the market like MasterCAM, SolidCAM, CAMWorks, Delcam and many others. The other area is knowledge in CAE. Professional CAE software like Ansys is helpful.

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We hope the above information is helpful to all mechanical engineering graduates preparing to enter the professional world. We wish you great success in your professional career. Feel free to write to us with any questions / feedback you have. We will get back to you at the earliest.

 

This article is based on the research done on professionals with Mechanical Engineering background from University of Pune.

 

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