Mechanical Engineering

Matthew O'Quinn

Mechanical Engineering

By, Matthew O’Quinn

Mechanical engineering is one of the largest, broadest, and oldest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers use the principles of energy, materials, and mechanics to design and manufacture machines and devices of all types. They create the processes and systems that drive technology and industry. Mechanics, energy and heat, mathematics, engineering sciences, design and manufacturing form the foundation of mechanical engineering. Mechanics includes fluids, ranging from still water to hypersonic gases flowing around a space vehicle; it involves the motion of anything from a particle to a machine or complex structure.

Pay

$106,830 average annually in Texas

$80,580 average annually nationally

Pros

*Good Pay

*Be Creative

*Learn to Use Cool tools

Responsebilities

Check Blue Prints and Other People Products

Create Engines and Tools

Create and Check Builds

Colleges

MIT - $45,016 annually
Stanford University - 43,260 annually

Job Outlook

Employment of mechanical engineers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations. Job prospects may be best for those who stay abreast of the most recent advances in technology.

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