What's it like to be a Mechanical Engineer?
Mechanical Engineers work in the broadest field of engineering, using their knowledge of mechanical power to develop and build machinery, tools, engines and other products.
Mechanical Engineers work throughout all phases of product life cycle, including: design, development, installation, testing and maintenance.
Mechanical Engineers work across a range of industries, including aviation, transport, power generation, and manufacturing. They may also choose to specialise in a sub-discipline of mechanical engineering, such as acoustics, medical devices, building services, or noise control.
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How to become a Mechanical Engineer
- Complete a bachelor degree in the field of engineering. This will usually be a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering). Entry to these courses is generally based on Year 12 results and having met the requirements for prerequisite subjects (usually mathematics and physics).
- To work independently as a Mechanical Engineer, most states require you to have a Professional Engineer’s Licence. This is usually gained after at least four years of practice as an engineer.
- Mechanical Engineers may undertake a postgraduate degree in mechanical engineering in order to increase their chances of becoming a consultant, manager or project leader.
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