Mechanical engineering is a part of engineering science that focuses on discussing various things such as energy conversion which concentrates on energy conversion machines such as combustion engines, thermal systems, fluid engines such as fluid engines. The students also learn how to design an efficient machine, from engineering drawings, modeling, simulation to making the prototype of the machine. In mechanical engineering, we also learn about mechanical production engineering, as well as materials science and engineering which is focused on how a type of material fulfills a certain function or qualification of a machine tool. For example, researching materials that are light, strong and resistant to high temperatures for the needs of turbine blades.
Students must have a strong basis of mathematics, physics and think logically / sequentially. Mathematics subjects have several levels, ranging from basic mathematics to Advanced engineering mathematics. Some of the courses that you can find include Kinematics, Dynamics, Structural Statics, Material Properties, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Mechanics of Strength of Materials, Machine Elements, Mechanical Vibration, Metal Formation Engineering, Fluid Machinery, Heat Transfer, Mechatronics, thermodynamics and computer programming.
A Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering can work in:
Engineering and Maintenance (Engineering & Maintenance)
All equipment requires maintenance in order to operate continuously. There is one field of science that focuses on treatment, for example RCM and RBI. An engineer must design maintenance in order to reduce operating costs, minimize downtime, increase productivity, and maximize profits. Sometimes, in the field we need an engineering to repair the damaged equipment condition. All industries ranging from oil and gas, manufacturing, electricity, and petrochemicals need workers in these fields.
The field of power generation requires more mechanical engineering graduates than electrical engineering. Power generation companies operate major machinery such as turbines, pumps, generators, compressors, hydraulic equipment, boilers, fans/blowers, in addition to control equipment and power grids. In this field, a mechanical engineer is also required to understand electrical engineering.
In all factories, starting from daily equipment factories (medicine, clothing, food), machinery producing factories, manufacturers of both two-wheeled vehicles (motorcycles), four-wheelers (cars), to trucks and heavy equipment, mechanical engineers are required for operations. and treatment. Sometimes, we are also involved in the project of making a new factory or just a minor improvement.
Oil and Gas Sector
In this industry, the role of Mechanical Engineering graduates is very broad. Job assignment can be found in the drilling team to operation (operation & maintenance). Until now, the oil and gas sector is still the field that graduates are most interested in because it provides the highest income. The opportunity to work in this field is very wide, but the competition is also very tight. For example, Drilling engineers can come from graduates of petroleum engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, etc. In fact we can also play a role in the field of CMMS.
The automotive industry is one of the most popular workplaces for Mechanical Engineering graduates worldwide.
While studying in Mechanical Engineering, you should join a group of students who are looking to improve your skills in this field. For example, joining a race team to design environmentally friendly and energy efficient vehicles. Through this team, you will get used to doing work together, doing research, designing, designing, to the production process. Such experience is very beneficial and will increase your selling point.
In the industry, your job title can be Facility engineer, mechanical engineer, maintenance engineer, RCM engineer, RBI engineer, Welding Inspector, Tank inspector, pipeline inspector, CMMS engineer, drilling engineer, piping engineer, pipeline engineer, project engineer, design engineer, welding engineer, production engineer , QC engineer etc.