Mechanical Engineering

Rozha Mahmood

Reasons for interest:

  • There are a lot of opportunities for mechanical engineers like alternative energy and remanufacturing,
  • I've always wanted to learn how to build cars and motorcycles
  • I've always been curious about what a car is made of

What Mechanical ENGINEERING IS

  • Deals with design, use of machines, and construction
COMMON FIELDS OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING:
  • Marketing: determines need for a new modified product
  • Systems Management: supervising operations of a large system
  • Manufacturing: design and build machines and systems

What a Mechanical Engineer does daily

  • For most Mechanical Engineers there is no typical day
  • A mechanical engineer analyzes problems to see how a mechanical device might help solve a problem
  • Develop a prototype and test it
  • Duties normally include designing tools and machines such as, generators, robots, and industrial gear

Typical Salary:

  • 50% of people of mechanical engineers in Frisco,TX are likely to make less than the median
  • Median: $63,688
  • Jobs are expected to grow from 2010 to 2020

Education Requirements:

  • At least a Bachelor's degree
  • Expected to gain a basic understanding of civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering
  • High School diploma with a lot of math and science courses
  • High school preparation should consist of trigonometry, caculus, physics, algebra, geometry, biology, and chemistry