Top 10 Reasons – Why should one be a Mechanical Engineer ?
1.You get the opportunity to create something tangible andcreations will be used by gives u the greatest joy.
2.Its the broadest branch of engineering…so your career options are open even after u graduate:-
Defence,Civil services,High end R&D,Manufacturing,Design,Energy sector,Management,Entrepreneurship,Masters(ME/MS)
3.Variety to be learnt- u learn how to design and make things ranging from a Safety Pin to a Spacecraft.
4.Easy to imagine and visualize whatever u learn
5.Develop a range of skills – u learn the work of a machine operator (machinist), a smith, a foundryman, a mechanic,a plant manager,a researcher and a policy maker.
6.U work with massive machines (majestic in nature) to tiny precision instruments,micro and nano devices.
u’ll be savviest engineer.
7.Importance of ur work.U form the human resource that is required for the survival of any industry and forms the backbone of modern human life.u r the person who may generate power/energy from natural resources,make equipments and processes to mine minerals,make cars, bikes ,buses, trucks, planes,ships(transportation can be compared to human blood that transports nutrients), make machines that manufacture products ranging from food to surgical instruments to weapons,mange factories and businesses.
8.Get paid handsomely(after gaining a few years experience even if not as a fresher).
9.Not much of girls hanging around(they usually don’t prefer to opt for this course,its thought to be a manly course).U dont have to worry about getting dressed perfectly for class or for girls giggling at u for some silly or not so silly but seriousin a man’s there are a few out of the ordinary and brainy girls who do take up this course and luv it.
10.It sounds and feels nice to be called a Mechanical Engineer.
Why Study Industrial Engineering?
Industrial Engineers have a “big-picture” perspective and bring people, resources, equipment, and technologies together to improve systems and processes. Industrial Engineers work to reduce costs, increase efficiency/productivity, assure quality, and satisfy customer expectations. They are trained in identifying and solving a wide variety of problems using their broad-based skills. As companies across all industries are increasingly striving to control costs and maximize efficiencies, the versatile skill set of Industrial Engineers opens doors for numerous career opportunities in virtually every sector of the economy. Recent occupational outlook surveys show strong and growing demand for Industrial Engineers.
The curriculum at Penn State Behrend provides students with strong technical expertise and problem-solving skills that will allow the graduates to function successfully in a wide variety of professional settings. During the program, students will also have the opportunity to choose electives in manufacturing systems engineering, engineering service systems, or engineering information systems. IE’s may be interested in certificates or minors available from Penn state Behrend’s collaborative business/engineering environment such as the operations and supply chain management minor.