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Mechanical Engineering

usually work regular business hours but may be required to work evenings and weekends to meet in workshops, factories, offices and on building sitesmay have to work around heavy machinery or at heights, or in noisy and dirty conditions.may have to travel between sites locally or supervise projects overseas.

$65K-$115KPER YEAR

Mechanical engineers provide efficient solutions to the development of processes and products, ranging from small component designs to extremely large plant, machinery or vehicles.They can work on all stages of a product, from research and development to design and manufacture, through to installation and final commissioning.

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A career in mechanical engineering requires at least a bachelor's degree. These programs include instruction in various system components, from computer programming to power systems, and cover technical subjects, such as fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and hydraulics. Students also are expected to gain a basic understanding of civil engineering, electrical engineering and chemical engineering. Many programs include coursework in fields where mechanical engineering is often applied, such as business or environmental science.Students interested in research and development positions in academia or private industry might go on to earn a master's or doctoral degree in mechanical engineering. Graduate programs in mechanical engineering typically involve research projects in a specific area, culminating in a thesis or dissertation. Engineering schools generally hold an accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

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