Mechanical engineering

Job Description

  • Mechanical engineers design power-producing machines such as electric generators, internal combustion engines, and steam and gas turbines as well as power-using machines, such as refrigeration and air-conditioning systems.

Education requirements

Education Requirements. A career in mechanical engineering requires at least a bachelor's degree. These programs include instruction in various system components, from computer programming to power systems, and cover technical subjects such as fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and hydraulics.

Skills requirements

  1. Effective technical skills.
  2. The ability to work under pressure.
  3. Problem-solving skills.
  4. Creativity.
  5. Interpersonal skills.
  6. Verbal and written communication skills.
  7. Commercial awareness.
  8. Team-workingskills.


Most employers prefer employees to earn a bachelor's degree from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Yearly salary

According to the BLS, mechanical engineers earned a median salary of $83,590 in 2015. The best-paid earned about $128,430, while the lowest-paid earned less than $53,640. Industries that pay well include oil and gas extraction as well as information services.


  1. If u do not take any formal position education after B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering, you may get a job in -
  2. maintenance or operations which will be very routine; pros - u can have good family time, invest your intellectual efforts in learning things you like, u may learn and improve equipment in your factory…. provided you are in a 8 hr shift. cons - if u love technical stuff and want to see new things coming up, sorry, u don't have doz opportunities.
  3. design or consultancy; pros - u need to keep learning till you retire which a techie will enjoy, most preferred job; cons - u may not have time for yourself/family on some days
  4. projects; pros - u will always handle latest equipment, u will travel d world, u will be very very highly valuable asset wherever you go ; cons - u may have to work continuously for 3–4 days without sleep during project ending, u may get irritated as u don't know all languages in the world, u may never be at home and wont be settling at one place, u will have almost no family time
  5. What appears to be an advantage to someone might be a disadvantage to someone else. Everything’s relative.


  1. Because I really like that career
  2. Because i like mechanics
  3. Products
  4. That it will be difficult and frustrating to learn and understand

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