“The boundaries between mechanical engineering and other types of engineering courses are blurring”

As part of The Hindu Education Plus Career Guidance Series, The Hindu held a webinar on “Mechanical Engineering in the Digital Age”, with Dayananda Sagar Institutions recently.

Dinakaran from the Department of Mechatronic Engineering at the Hindu Institute of Technology and Science said that the boundaries between mechanical engineering and other types of engineering streams, such as electrical, civil and biomedical, fade quickly.

Another panelist, Haseebuddin MR, Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, said the inclusion of interdisciplinary coursework and hands-on engineering experience is the best way to equip students for the market. .

During the webinar, participants asked about job opportunities available for mechanical engineering students.

Anand Badiger from Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering responded to the concern by providing comprehensive details on public sector job markets, research organizations and companies seeking mechanical engineering students. Panelists said that in the age of automation, AI and electric vehicles, mechanical engineering skills remain in demand.