What can I do with a Mechanical Engineering degree?
13 Aug 21
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Categories: Mechanical Engineering, Undergradute
Study mechanical engineering and make a difference to people’s lives. Here’s why the world needs you!
Mechanical engineering today is more important than ever. If you still haven’t applied for university and you’d like to kick-start your career in this field, our engineering courses could be for you. Use the University of Bolton’s Clearing website to find out more.
The training needed for mechanical engineering is rapidly changing due to technological advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data. So there’s never been a better time to study!
Here are some of the reasons why mechanical engineers are vital to modern society (and why you should study this subject at university):
As the need for renewable energy technologies grows, engineers will be more in demand than ever before. The shift towards sustainable practices is not only becoming more commonplace across industries, but consumers are the ones demanding eco-friendly products and solutions.
This is especially key in green energy, with increasing requirements for solar and wind energy technology. The future of energy engineering will be focused in a number of areas, including developing machines to assist in the manufacturing of solar cells and semiconductor wafers.
Engineers will also be involved in creating solutions for resource-friendly manufacturing, as well as exploring new recycling options to ensure waste materials are leaving warehouses in the most efficient way.
They’re changing the way we move around
As well as creating sustainable solutions, engineers will play a part in transport, altering the way we travel around in the future.
Mechanical engineering today is very much driven by electric vehicles and automotive technology. Electric cars have had a huge impact on the sector, and one of the biggest changes we’ll see is the gradual shift from combustion engines to battery-based power systems.
Battery systems are much cleaner and more sustainable, and as this market grows there will be increasing demand for engineers to work on elements such as chassis design, frame and body, seating, airbags, ventilation, instrument cluster, cooling systems, and more.
Changing the world and pushing boundaries with new ideas requires good leadership. Engineers of every kind are organised in their approach, they are creative problem-solvers, and these transferrable skills create a viable route to leadership roles. This is what makes them so successful in every kind of workplace.
In fact, 33% of the world’s most successful companies have a leader with a background in engineering! This includes global giants such as Microsoft, Amazon and General Motors.
If you want to create ground-breaking products, become a pioneer in sustainable design, or be a great leader in your chosen field, studying mechanical engineering could be the right subject for you.
Are you interested in this field of engineering? It’s still not too late to apply at the University of Bolton, and there’s nowhere better to begin your career journey.
We understand the skills and training need for mechanical engineering, and that’s why we pride ourselves on our exemplary teaching. We’ve been a Top 6 UK University for Teaching Quality in The Times Good University Guide* for three years running.
For the past four years our students have also voted us No.1 for Student Satisfaction.** And this is because we put students, and their needs first, and provide a friendly and supportive learning environment so you can reach your potential.
To find out more about applying through Clearing 2021, head over to the University of Bolton’s Clearing website.
Or if you have further questions, call our dedicated Clearing number +44 (0)1204 896936 and talk to a member of our team.
*The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, 2020 and 2019
**Complete University Guide in 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019 - North West region
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