The Future And Future Plans Of A Mechanical Engineer

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Future Plans of a Mechanical Engineer I chose mechanical engineering because I like the science behind of how an engine or a machine works. I also find mechanical machines fun and interested to look at and to study them. What I find interesting is the challenge that goes with developing the machines or engines. It takes years for a car company to develop a new engine or powertrain. If you look at a car a vehicle has thousands of components that have to be put together. So that is why I chose mechanical engineering but the question is what do I know about it? Prior knowledge to being a mechanical engineers is that they know how to develop engines, machines, and other mechanical equipment. If you ask an engineer if it pays well …show more content…
Engineers do everything from research to design the product, they develop the product and after it has been developed than they test it. Mechanical engineers are typically involved with the generation, distribution, and use of energy; the processing of materials; the control and automation of manufacturing systems; the design and development of machines.Mechanical engineers use equipment like computers and other technology. But mechanical engineers design, develop, mechanical machines, engines,etc. They analyze problems, design and redesign mechanical or thermal systems, develop and test prototypes, analyze test results and make any changes, and oversee the manufacturing process for the device. Mechanical Engineers design and develop machines, from vehicle engines to steam and gas turbines, even power-using machines, such as refrigeration and air conditioning systems. “In their offices, they typically design mechanical systems and components. Computer and software are often used” (Brief 326). In other words they can develop a machine or repair a machine when needed. Now that we have background on what they do, another question is what are their daily …show more content…
Mechanical engineers are expected to have a job growth of 6 percent between 2008 and 2018, slower than other occupations. In the United States, statistics show that mechanical engineers hold about 238,700 jobs. In a ASME survey, about half of mechanical engineers were employed in the original equipment industries(Career Cornerstone Center). Employment of mechanical engineers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Mechanical engineers can work in many industries and on many types of projects. 60% of graduates say that they find jobs through their campus office, while some conduct their own search. So in other words you have to really study and get good grades so you can be able to be picked for the job because even though it has a growing job growth, the job growth is slower in this occupation compared to

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