02/08/2021

Categories: Mechanical Engineering, Undergradute

How 3D Printing Will Shape Your Mechanical Engineering Career

Mechanical engineering careers are exciting, fulfilling and well paid, and thanks to new technology, there’s never been a better time to study it.

If you’re interested in studying mechanical engineering, there’s nowhere better to begin your journey than the University of Bolton.

Our undergraduate and postgraduate courses are accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and provide direct routes for graduates to work towards Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

We focus our modules on the latest innovations, including things like 3D printing, a game-changing technology that will shape the future of your career. Here are some ways it will elevate your job to new heights:

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It will save you time (and your company money)

The use of 3D printers makes it possible to build objects with a much more complex structure than before. Not only does this take mechanical engineering to a whole new level, but there’s also the benefit of a faster turnaround.

Speedier production times mean that engineers can focus on the creative problem-solving aspects of their role, as well as more strategic work. So it’s likely that you’ll feel a lot more engaged and fulfilled with your job, and employers will reap the rewards when productivity levels go up.

 

You’ll have the tools to revolutionise industries

Thanks to 3D printing, we can move away from traditional manufacturing methods, which are slow and costly. As printers become commonplace, it is likely that this will become the mainstream manufacturing process, launching different sectors into transformation.

Pursuing a mechanical engineering career will give you a great sense of purpose, and you’ll be able to enjoy fantastic job satisfaction as you contribute to the next industrial revolution.

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You’ll earn a lot more money!

Engineers with knowledge in 3D printing are likely to have more job prospects, with the possibility of much higher pay, according to reports.

The field of 3D printing is a fast-evolving landscape, so there’s plenty of room for career growth too. For those who are worried about hitting a glass ceiling or having no space for development, this is an area that provides continuous stimulation and learning.

According to a PwC report, the 3D print market is set to be worth over £19 billion by 2030, and the main industries include aerospace, medical technology, and the automotive industry. These will be the sectors to penetrate for engineers who are interested in boosting earning potential.

These sectors will also be keen to hire the latest talent fresh out of university, so the coming years will be the perfect time to graduate.

 

Start your mechanical engineering career

Does this sound like the right career path for you? At the University of Bolton, we provide one-to-one mentorship to help you carve the pathway to your dream job in engineering. We also have small class sizes that are perfect for interaction, ensuring you get the support and attention you need.

In fact, we rank No.1 for Student-to-Staff Ratio in Mechanical Engineering Courses*, and we’ve also been a Top 6 UK University for Teaching Quality in The Times Good University Guide for the past three years.**

To find out more about applying in September 2021, see our available courses online.

Or if you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on +44 (0)1204 903 394 or admissions@bolton.ac.uk.

 

* The Guardian University League Tables 2021, North West Region

**The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, 2020 and 2019

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