by gurshan deol
Mechanical Engineering is a very large and very general discipline of Engineering that deals with physics and material sciences for analysis, design, manufacturing and maintenance of mechanical systems. Mechanical Engineering can be dated back hundreds of years in the archives of ancient and medieval societies but emerged as an organized field during the industrial revolution. Back then Mechanical Engineers would mainly enjoy tasks such as repairing machines and keeping engines but now Engineers often deal mostly with management and constructing 3D mockups with Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software.
what does a mechanical engineer do?
what is the salary range for a mechanical engineer?
To become a Mechanical Engineer you will need to have the required high school prerequisites and successfully complete a 4-year program at an accredited Canadian university. There are many universities that offer Mechanical Engineering programs and others that start with general Engineering but allow for further specialization into Mechanical Engineering. Most Engineers obtain a Bachelors degree before going to work, but some return for either a MEng (Master of Engineering) or an MBA (Master of Business Administration). Engineers can obtain a P.Eng. (Professional Engineer) licence so that they may pursue more challenging and rewarding work. A P.Eng. designation is very useful and can sometimes be required by law, i.e. if you are responsible for work that is defined as professional engineering according to the professional engineering act than a P.Eng. licence is necessary. Wondering "What type of Engineering is right for you?" Click here to take University of Waterloo's quiz!