23/07/2021

Categories: Mechanical Engineering, Undergradute

What Career Paths are there for Mechanical Engineers

Engineering is a broad professional landscape, mechanical engineering careers are 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 mechanical engineering career. Here we will take a look at some of these mechanical engineering jobs, 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 a mechanical engineering career. 

The majority of work within mechanical engineering jobs is beneficial to the environment. 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.

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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 the various mechanical engineering jobs, you can find more information in our course descriptions, here.

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BEng (Hons) BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
Full-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration
96
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BEng (Hons) BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with foundation year
Full-time
Mode of study
4 years
Duration
48
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Mechatronics (top-up)
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

MA MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Full-time
Mode of study
12 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MA MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism): Extended
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc MSc Electric Vehicle Technology
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc MSc Electric Vehicle Technology: January Start
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc MSc Mechanical Engineering
Full-time
Mode of study
1 year
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc MSc Mechanical Engineering: January Start
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc MSc Systems Engineering (Mechanical) and Engineering Management
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc MSc Systems Engineering (Mechanical) and Engineering Management
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc MSc Systems Engineering (Mechanical) and Engineering Management
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc MSc Systems Engineering (Mechatronics) and Engineering Management
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc MSc Systems Engineering (Mechatronics) and Engineering Management
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc MSc Systems Engineering (Mechatronics) and Engineering Management
Full-time
Mode of study
18 months
Duration

University of Bolton

BEng (Hons) BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
Part-time
Mode of study
4.5 years
Duration
96
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BSc (Hons) BSc (Hons) Mechatronics (top-up)
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

University of Bolton

BEng (Hons) BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Degree Apprenticeship)
Part-time
Mode of study
60 months
Duration
96
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

BEng (Hons) BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Degree Apprenticeship)
Part-time
Mode of study
60 months
Duration
96
UCAS Points

University of Bolton

MA MA /MSc Professional Practice (Specialism)
Part-time
Mode of study
24 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc MSc Electric Vehicle Technology
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc MSc Mechanical Engineering
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc MSc Systems Engineering (Mechanical) and Engineering Management
Part-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc MSc Systems Engineering (Mechatronics) and Engineering Management
Part-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc MSc Mechanical Engineering (Degree Apprenticeship)
Part-time
Mode of study
30 months
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc MSc Systems Engineering (Mechanical) and Engineering Management (Degree Apprenticeship Route)
Part-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration

University of Bolton

MSc MSc Systems Engineering (Mechatronic) and Engineering Management (Degree Apprenticeship Route)
Part-time
Mode of study
3 years
Duration

University of Bolton

HND HND BTEC Engineering (General Engineering)
Full-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration
32
UCAS Points

Bolton College

HNC HNC BTEC Engineering (General Engineering)
Part-time
Mode of study
2 years
Duration
32
UCAS Points

Bolton College

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