Mechanical engineers design and develop everything you think of as a machine--from supersonic fighter jets to bicycles to toasters. And they influence the design of other products as well--shoes, light bulbs and even doors.
Many mechanical engineers specialize in areas such as manufacturing, robotics, automotive/transportation and air conditioning. Others cross over into other disciplines, working on everything from artificial organs to the expanding field of nanotechnology. Increasingly, mechanical engineers are needed in the environmental and biomedical fields. And some use their mechanical engineering degree as preparation for the practice of medicine and law.
The mechanical engineer may design a component, a machine, a system or a process. Mechanical engineers will analyze their design using the principles of motion, energy and force to ensure the product functions safely, efficiently and reliably, and can be manufactured at a competitive cost. Mechanical engineers work in the automotive, aerospace, chemical, computer, communication, paper and power-generation industries.Virtually every product or service in modern life has probably been touched in some way by a mechanical engineer.
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