A Mechanical Engineering degree leads to career in many fields like design, manufacturing, automobile aerospace, nuclear etc. There are numerous options are available for mechanical engineers but there are few options which can leads to excellent career and pay scale.
Let see three major and most promising career options or courses for Mechanical Engineers.
- Design (CAD) courses
- CNC programming Courses
- CNC milling and turning course
Design (CAD) Courses :
Product design is a major field of mechanical engineering. Computer aided design is the use of computer to create, modify, analyze and optimize a product. There are various software are related to CAD which are useful in designing of product as well as for analysis and simulation. These software are user friendly software which used to execute different tasks like 2D & 3D modelling, drafting designing,, prototyping etc. Here is the list of various design software :
- Auto CAD
These courses are beneficial for students to get a good job in the field of design as well as working professional to upgrade their career. For better career opportunities mechanical engineers should pursue at least two courses, one should be related to design and other should be related to simulation.
CNC Programming Course :
Full form of CNC is computer numerical control. To control a machine tool a programming instruction is given to machine by computer is called CNC programming. A digitized data with the help of computers is used to automate, control and to maintain the movement of machine. The perfect example of CNC programming is 3D printers. Nowadays every manufacturing plant is using CNC machines. CNC machines operate with language with the help of codes like G codes and M codes. G codes are used to control movement and M codes are used to control machine functions.
CNC programming jobs are the hottest jobs in the time of advanced manufacturing. A CNC programmer can earn around $85K in overseas and around Rs. 60K in India. Its a growing field filled with opportunities for those who are trained in complex CNC programming.
CNC Milling & Turning Course:
Career in the field of CNC machining is a best career for Mechanical Engineers. It has long term employment prospects, excellent opportunities in abroad and interesting package etc. A skilled CNC machinist can earn around $60K as annual package in overseas.
Currently there are more product variants, new technologies are coming in market, cost pressure in manufacturing of product are involved in the field of manufacturing. So manufacturers need skilled machinist and workers who can design and manufacture their products efficiently with the help of new technologies.
Turning and milling operation are involved in almost every manufacturing process. So demand of CNC milling and turning programmers and operators are high in demand.
CNC machinist and engineers considered as highly skilled workers which is highly in demand in current scenario as. As its a better option of employment because the demand is high and number of skilled persons is very low.
There are various institutes are offering different courses related to CNC programming and machining. Average duration of course is 36 to 40 weeks. There is a government institute MSME Tool room offers wide range of courses of CNC at affordable cost.