Mechanical Engineers

Design, build and test machines, engines and other mechanical devices as a mechanical engineer

Whenever you buy or use almost any product, you can be sure that a mechanical engineer was involved in making it.

Job options

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering fields. That’s because a mechanical engineer’s work varies by industry and by the type of work. For example:


Because mechanical engineers work with machines, they may specialize in:


Mechanical engineers use computers daily to:

By using CAD/CAM – Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) – mechanical engineers can turn a design into a manufactured product.

College coursework

If you major in mechanical engineering in college, you will study:

You also must be able to understand and apply concepts from chemistry and electrical engineering.