Mechanical engineering

By: Garrett Gersmehl

What Mechanical Engineerings Do

Design mechanical products and systems.

Education Path

Helpful high school courses are Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, Technical Writing, and Trigonometry/Advanced Algebra. Also need a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering.

Cost of Education and Living

One year tuition $10,728

Four years tuition $42,912

housing for amount of time in college (most are for four years with summers off)= $3,000 food/groceries for the amount of time I will be in college (most are 4 year degrees) = $2,500

gas money for travelling/helping pay for carpooling during time at college (4 yrs.) = $1,500

clothing money for time at college (typically 4 yrs.) = $1,500

total tuition for total time at college (typically 4 yrs. with summers off )= $_42,912

Grand total=$55,912

How to Pay for Eduacation

I would need to get a scholarship or a loan in order to pay for college. I'd also have a partime job to help pay for college. I think that this is a career that I'd be happy with and I would be able to pay off my loans while working this job.

Organization Connected to Mechanical Engineering and Websites

Pros and Cons


1) Make good money

2) Work good hours that stay the same

3) Good job outlook


1) Competitive job market

2) Be in a machine shops most of the time

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Do you like to work indoors? Good with machines? Good at math and science? I got the job for you, it's mechanical engineering! You make/design mechanicals products and systems. Your work environment would be working in a engineering shop. College would be paid off quickly because you make around $47,000 a year even though you need to get a bachelors degree.