Careers in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering range over a broad scope. Mechanical and manufacturing engineers research, design, build, test, maintain and improve all manner of things. These include power plants, renewable energy systems and electrical generators, robots, computer systems and aircraft engines and cars.
In recent times, mechanical and manufacturing engineers have had to adapt to the changing needs of the technology era. Now they design bionic limbs and prosthetic joints, develop high performance composite materials and work on more flexible manufacturing processes. As technology demands it, these engineers respond with an ingenious invention or more efficient process.
Aerospace Engineers design, manufacture, test, repair and maintain aircraft. They find careers in fields ranging from defence to commercial airlines, and research to financial risk assessment.
Manufacturing Engineers are experts in industrial production. They research and develop methods of designing, building and shipping products on time and within budget.
Mechanical Engineers turn energy into power and motion through the design of clever systems. They work in industries ranging from automotive to aerospace and robotics to medicine.
Mechatronic Engineers create smart, innovative machines that are aware of their surroundings and can make decisions. Any industry requiring the use of AI and/or robotics has need of their skills and services.
Nuclear engineering is building machines that use the nuclear properties of matter, and the different kinds of energy that come out of the atomic nucleus, to do useful things.