A Mechanical Engineer creates, designs, develops and maintains mechanical systems through the application of physics and engineering principles. Field of Mechanical Engineering is one of the most diversified fields of Engineering.
A mechanical engineer might work in the automotive industry, aerospace and transport industries, power generation, refineries, insurance industries, building services, railway systems design, consumer goods design and production and management consultancies.
Does intensive research to build a mechanical device that can replace manual labor.
Analyses and transforms a manual process to automated process.
Creates Blueprints, designs mechanical devices and monitors the manufacturing process.
Builds prototypes and tests them.
Re-designs or reverse engineer mechanical processes or devices.
Maintains and repairs mechanical devices.
According to BLS, a Bachelor’s degree is the minimum requirement to get an entry-level job in this field. Employers prefer a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering accredited from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). However, students also have the option to choose a two-year pre-engineering degree. They can work as a mechanical drafter. Later they can also transfer to a 4-year program to finish engineering.
In the United States, if you want to offer engineering services directly to the public, you have to obtain a state license. You can apply for the license after completing your bachelor’s degree from an ABET accredited program. To become licensed first you have to qualify Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam conducted by National Council of Examiners for Surveying and then you have to work for 4 years under the supervision of a professional Engineer. The final step in obtaining a license is to qualify Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam. After qualifying these exam students becomes Professional Engineers (PEs).
Certifications in this field are optional but it can help a student in career enhancement and future job prospects. A Certificate can be obtained in the specific field of mechanical engineering.
A four year Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering enriches the student with the fundamentals of engineering and gives him technical knowledge to obtain a license and start his career. This program contains different processes in manufacturing a mechanical device from designing to the assembly line to building prototypes and testing etc.
Understanding the Design Process
Application of mathematics and physics
To brief about engineering
Application of engineering principles
Apply the key concepts of design
Synthesis and analysis
Product design process
Strategic understanding of the overall requirements
Understand customer’s requirement
Design, manufacture and delivery
Heat transfer equation
Heat transfer analysis techniques
Understanding of the fundamentals of heat conduction
Convection and radiation transfer basics
It’s a 2-year program designed for the students who want to specialize in a specific area of mechanical engineering. Some popular areas are robotics, Automobiles, Aerospace etc. In this degree, they apply the knowledge they have learned in there undergraduate and the experience they gained in their jobs.
Identifying the value of the product
Supply chain management
Creating designs for assembly
Design and develop products
Manufacturing and consumer usage
Value assessment of products
Graphics Simulation Programs
Conducting simulation tests
Formulation and phases of simulation modelling
Application on projects
Fractional Factorial Designs
Assigning the budget to the project
Technique of monitoring engineering projects
Importance of the front-end phases
Draft a project execution plan
Doctorate program for Mechanical Engineering provides both bachelor and master degree applicants an opportunity to study a vast range of topics. Doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering puts heavy emphasis on research. So, it is suitable for candidates who are looking to be a college professor or industry researcher.
Vibrations in the built world
Vibrations at the MEMS scale
Acoustic and vibration research studies
All aspects of sound (audible or inaudible)
Most dominant sources of noise and vibration
Nanoscience and Biotechnology
Finding new discoveries in the field of science
Allowing synergy between different fields of science
Provide a broad view of the nascent field of nanoscience and nanotechnology
Mechanics of Active muscle
To study the mechanical aspects of biological systems
Anatomical principles that govern human motion
Quantify linear and angular characteristics of motion
Certificate and Training are to guarantee that work done by engineers and others in specialized and proficient positions meets the prerequisites of managers, controllers, and the law. In the U.S., engineering provides certification and training.
Portfolio Management Process
Contextualize different Organizational, Projects
Gain critical skills and techniques
Optimize product development
General Code Provisions
Ventilation Air Supply, Makeup Air
Installation of Specific Equipment
Understanding how to inspect a machinery
Minimize or advert risks to a minimum
Air for Combustion and Ventilation
Overseeing technical operations
Reviewing and certifying tests
Administer specialized activities of the organization
Survey and affirm test and adjust reports
Give supervision and preparing of expert