Careers / Occupations.
The mechanical engineering field requires an understanding of core courses; mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, materials science, structural analysis, and electricity. In addition to these core principles, mechanical engineers use tools such as computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), and product life cycle management to design and analyze manufacturing plants, industrial equipment and machinery, heating and cooling systems, transport systems, aircraft, watercraft, robotics, medical devices, weapons, and others.
Our Graduates of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering get employed in Industries as
- Manufacturing Systems Engineers,
- Material Engineers,
- Mathematicians & Statisticians,
- Petroleum Engineers,
- Production Engineers,
- Production Planners,
- Sales Engineers.
However, the actual job title varies depending on the company and its management structure. Opportunities for employment are found mostly in medium and large manufacturing companies, in industries such as:
- Food & Drink
- Information Technology
- Ship Building.
Manufacturing systems engineers also work in chemical and heavy engineering, textiles and the printing industry but these may depend on the economy of the country
In some industrial settings the Roles are as follows:
- Drafters: Drafters use software to convert the designs of engineers into technical drawings. Most workers specialize in electrical, or mechanical drafting and use technical drawings to help design components.
- Engineering Managers: Architectural and engineering managers plan, direct, and coordinate activities in architectural and engineering companies.
- Materials Engineers: Materials engineers develop, process, and test materials used to create a wide range of products. They study the properties and structures of metals, ceramics, plastics, composites, nanomaterials (extremely small substances), and other substances in order to create new materials that meet certain mechanical, electrical, and chemical requirements.
- Mathematicians and Statisticians: Mathematicians and statisticians analyze data and apply mathematical and statistical techniques to help solve real-world problems in business, engineering.
- Mechanical Engineering Technicians: Mechanical engineering technicians (Diploma Holders) help mechanical engineers design, develop, test, and manufacture mechanical devices, including tools, engines, and machines. They may make sketches and rough layouts, record and analyze data, make calculations and estimates, and report their findings.
- Petroleum Engineers: Petroleum engineers design and develop methods for extracting oil and gas from deposits below the Earth’s surface. Petroleum engineers also find new ways to extract oil and gas from older wells.
- Sales Engineers: Sales engineers sell complex scientific and technological products or services to businesses. They must have extensive knowledge of the products’ parts and functions and must understand the scientific processes that make these products work.