Introduction to Mechanical Engineering


What is Mechanical Engineering?

Mechanical Engineering is one of the major divisions within the profession and its principles are involved in the design, development and construction of nearly all of the physical devices and systems which technology  has produced. Mechanical engineers are also concerned with the operations of all kinds of machinery, and the production of power. They must conceive, research, design, develop, test, manufacture and sell equipment for these purposes.

Manufacturing Engineering is a complex discipline and requires a great deal of specialized knowledge.  Manufacturing engineers are required by all kinds of companies which manufacture a great variety of machines, robotics and other equipment. The manufacturing engineer may be responsible for the design, selection of materials, specifications and the improvement of production processes and equipment.  Responsibility for plant layout, production management and control, as well as plant maintenance is also required of manufacturing engineers.


What are the job opportunities for Mechanical Engineers?

Mechanical Engineering graduates can look for employment in almost every type of industry. The traditional mechanical industries include transportation vehicles, power plants, automotive, steel and metal, farm implements, heavy equipment and machine tools. Mechanical engineering involves the design, development and construction of nearly all of the physical devices and systems which technology has produced. Typical examples include automobiles, aircrafts, turbines, robotics, agriculture machinery, etc. Mechanical engineers are also concerned with the operations of all kinds of machinery, and the production of power. They much conceive, research, design, develop, manufacture, test and sell equipment for these purposes. Currently, B.Eng. graduates are obtaining jobs at salaries of approximately $45,000.