18/05/2020

What career paths are there for Mechanical Engineers

Engineering is a broad professional landscape, Mechanical Engineering is just one of those, and within it, there are multiple areas of interest for every graduate. Throughout your studies, you will learn, through various modules, the different roles and stages within this title, but more importantly, it will show you the potential areas you can build a career. Here we will take a look at some of these areas, so you can sneak-a-peek at what you could be doing in a few years.

Environment 

Possibly one of the most discussed areas within global news is the environment. Everyone is desperate to solve the climate crisis, and mechanical engineers are making attempts also. Trying to develop something new to help minimise our colossal task is just one of the areas of Mechanical Engineering. 

The majority of work within Mechanical Engineering that benefits the environment, has been created to replace a previous issue. For example, a diesel engine is very harmful to the environment, but now with the production of the electric car, we are minimising the problem.

Design

A lot of work within the Mechanical Engineering industry comes from the design section. If you’re not really the hands-on type of engineer but still love creating practical solutions, then the design area could be the perfect career path for you. In this field, you’ll work on making dreams into reality, as you design, create and analyse solutions. Part of your role will be to look beyond the initial design phase, determine the lifecycle of a product and quality assurance.

Manufacturing

This area is extensive, as you can imagine. From the design stages comes manufacturing which opens up careers in automated production, quality control, precision manufacturing, optimising processes and the development of tools. The aim when working within manufacturing is ensuring the final product meets all its initial requirements and becomes the solution to an issue.

There are other areas of interest which you can look into while studying, including system dynamics, transportation, energy systems, vehicle systems and fluid mechanics. If you’re interested in finding out more about this diverse sector, you can find more information in our course descriptions, here.

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