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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is an engineering discipline that involves the application of principles of physics for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It requires a solid understanding of key concepts including mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics and energy. Practitioners of mechanical engineering, known as mechanical engineers, use these principles and others in the design and analysis of automobiles, aircraft, heating & cooling systems, manufacturing plants, industrial equipment and machinery, medical devices and more.

Mechanical Engineering programs typically take 4 to 5 years and result in a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSc, a Bachelor of Technology (BTech), or a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.).


Mechanical Engineers
Wage: $80,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 4.2%
Self Employed: 2.2%
Unemployment Rate: 2.0%
Employed Part Time: 1.9%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Engineering Technicians
Wage: $53,240
10 Year Growth Rate: 6.4%
Self Employed: 0.8%
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Employed Part Time: 5.9%

Education Requirements:
Associate degree