When you first think of applying to IIT, presumably your interests or your career goals revolve around engineering and the sciences. Once you take up the core engineering modules, you have plenty of opportunities to pick from when it comes to your career. Yes, it may be true that engineers resort to other fields that don’t necessarily require an engineering background, but this isn’t the case for everyone.
So, if you do in fact want to stay within the worlds of engineering, science, and technology, then we are here to help you. Take a look at the different fields you could get into after your education and see what piques your interest and abilities.
Let’s get into the various fields that could suit you:
Automotive Industry – Perfect for mechanical engineering graduates, as you would have to design tools, car parts, and vehicles, and you would have to improve on already existing designs.
Chemical Industry – Chemical engineers could look at manufacturing plants or chemical and pharmaceutical companies, which are extremely popular in India.
Aerospace Industry – Engineers with a background in aerospace, automobile, and even mechanical engineering could be hired either for designing aircrafts, or even their operations.
Engineering Physics – Graduates in this field have a wide set of skills when it comes to mathematics, computer systems, electronics, and obviously, physics! This means that careers in either
telecommunications or nuclear engineering could be an option.
Electrical Industry – Electric engineers can design and develop electrical control systems. You could look at jobs in plenty of fields such as, power production, manufacturing, transportation,
networking, and even with builders for their lighting and heating needs.
Civil Engineering – If you have a civil engineering background, then once again, you will have various career paths ahead of you. For example, you could get into environmental engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, and even geotechnical engineering.
Energy Science Industry – A very lucrative field to be in, energy science is something large companies look for. Companies such as those who are in the world of manufacturing, fuel production, and industrial need engineers who have an energy science background. The same could be needed for government organisations. You would have to find innovative and legit energy supply methods, design machinery, improve and/or research on finding alternative sources of energy that are cleaner (solar, geothermal, etc etc).
Mechanical Industry – A very popular career path, mechanical engineers, get to develop and design products and even processes that can be either small components or machinery, or even vehicles. After all, most fields need mechanical systems. For example, you could take a look at automotive industries, defence engineering, transport, and even research sectors.
Computer Science Industry – As you must know, jobs in IT and Software pay extremely well right from starting salaries. Added to that, the demand for computer and software engineers are always high, which already opens wide doors for you. With an engineering background from IIT, you have more than enough career paths to pick from that are directly related to your skill set. Rest assured you will fit right in!