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Mechanical Engineering


What type of work do people in this career perform? Mechanical engineers work to design, build and analyze motor vehicles, aircraft, heating and cooling systems, watercraft, manufacturing plants, industrial equipment and machinery, robotics, medical devices, alternative energy and more.What is the current salary of this occupation? $121,530 What are the working conditions? Work in workshops, factories, offices and on building sites.



Is there a demand for this job in the future? The employment growth rate will likely be above average. The rise in the Canadian dollar and the increase in international competitiveness are pushing manufacturers to adopt new technologies.What kind of education is needed for this type of work? Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering.What are the major job responsibilities? Mechanical engineers must provide engineering designing and guidance along side other team members to develop better and more advanced ways of production of an object or tool.


Mechanical engineering is a diverse subject that derives its breadth from the need to design and manufacture everything from small individual parts and devices to large systems. The role of a mechanical engineer is to take a product from an idea to the marketplace. In order to accomplish this, a broad range of skills are needed. The mechanical engineer needs to acquire particular skills and knowledge. He/she needs to understand the forces and the thermal environment that a product, its parts, or its subsystems will encounter; to design them for functionality, aesthetics, and the ability to withstand the forces and the thermal environment they will be subjected to; and to determine the best way to manufacture them and ensure they will operate without failure.


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