Mechanical engineers work with moving things and systems. They can design, build and maintain anything that moves – from engines and other parts which move planes, trains and automobiles, to heavy industrial machinery, biomedical devices, space vehicles, wind turbines, autonomous systems and other power generation equipment.
You’ll study dynamics and learn to calculate and control the movement and interaction of solid objects, fluids, heat and power. You’ll also study some Electrical Engineering subjects and will apply your learning through hands-on projects that help you build the confidence and ingenuity needed to push the boundaries of machine-based technology.
You can work in any of the areas suggested for the Flexible major, plus find opportunities with:
- aerospace companies
- defence agencies
- automotive companies
- biomedical and health companies
- robotics companies
You’re also likely to work closely with electrical, mechatronic and software engineers, and will find opportunities in many of the areas suggested for those majors.