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.