The designer, builder and creator of anything and everything that moves like aircraft, rockets, roller coasters, cars, generators and products.
When the O-Ring of a rocket booster wears too easily, it’s the mechanical engineers who find the solution. As a mechanical engineer, you’ll take things apart, put them together and then take them apart again until you discover perfection. You solve problems and find creative solutions.
Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering fields, designing and manufacturing a wide array of products across a number of industries, including aerospace, automotive, robotics and even heating and cooling.
For many mechanical engineering jobs, you’ll need a bachelor’s degree, but there are areas where an associate’s degree works too, and a master’s is helpful to advance your career even further into executive positions.