Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineers research, develop, design, manufacture, and test tools, engines, machines, and other mechanical devices. They work on power-producing machines such as refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment, machine tools, material handling systems, elevators and escalators, industrial production equipment, and robots used in manufacturing. Mechanical engineers also design tools needed by other engineers for their work. The field of nanotechnology, which involves the creation of high-performance materials and components by integrating atoms and molecules, is introducing entirely new principles to the design process.
You can also have concentrations in Aerospace, Biomechanical, Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Design, Manufacturing, Material Science, and Thermal-Fluids.

Sample Occupations:

  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Automotive Engineers
  • Tool Designers
  • Utilization Engineers
  • Mechanical Drafters
  • Aeronautical Engineers
  • Stress Analysts
  • Solar Energy System Designers

Skills Required:

  • Computer skills
  • Ability to work in teams
  • Good communication skills

Professional Organizations:


  • Mechanical Engineering
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