What does a mechanical engineer do?
The professional discipline of mechanical engineering is concerned with the design, development and manufacture of machines and mechanical engineering systems. These include engines and turbines of various kinds, land transport vehicles, ships, aircraft, pumps and fans, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems, building services, industrial plants, and manufacturing processes.
However, practically all areas of engineering make use of the skills of the mechanical engineer to some extent. Mechanical engineers offer expertise in the fields of energy technology, combustion, acoustics, noise and vibration control, biomedical engineering, fluid mechanics and aeronautics, automatic control, manufacturing, robotics, quality management, plant layout and process simulation. Good mechanical engineering is built on a strong foundation of theory, reinforced by an amalgam of experience and innovation.
Today's mechanical engineer is heavily involved in the management of people and resources as well as the development and use of new materials and technologies, especially computer-aided engineering. A rapidly growing field for mechanical engineers is environmental control, comprising the development of machines and processes that will produce fewer pollutants, as well as the development of new equipment and techniques to reduce or remove existing pollution. Mechanical Engineers are committed to the use of technology to improve the quality of life for society as a whole.
Mechanical engineer is generalist in mechanical study and can work in most industries where to get jobs. Automotive engineer is one with start as graduate mechanical engineer with more specific topic dedicated to Automobile (example gear box). Mechanical engineer can become automotive engineer if his working in automobile industry.
A good website for mechanical engineering work is 'Jobsite'. They have over 600 listings for mechanical engineering jobs one can apply for online. 'Engineer Jobs' is another good place to find mechanical engineer work. If one wants a better understanding of what a mechanical engineer jobs involves Wikipedia has a lot of detail.
Mechanical Engineering prepares you to be an actual engineer, where you take a test to register as an engineer. You will invent things and be a full engineer. Mechanical Engineering Technology teaches you about mechanical engineering, but you will not get to register as a certified engineer, you would do more fixing things and less inventing things. you get payed less. thats what i can tell you, but im only in high school so that…