There are six fields of Mechanical Engineering that you can choose from as your major. You can pick from these specializations:
This field involves transforming raw materials into products by incorporating creative designs into the fabrication products. The manufacturing sector needs engineers who enjoy a hands-on career with a clear understanding of manufacturing systems, statistics, and applications of microprocessors.
A mechanical design engineer focuses on designing, creating, and even improving machines, processes, and systems. Physics, Maths, and Engineering are vital in this field to help engineers create safe and reliable machines.
The transportation system involves moving people as well as goods by incorporating vehicle dynamics. From common transportation (cars, buses, trains) to freight shipping (transportation of cargo by ship, plane, train, and truck), engineers are responsible to plan, design, and operate cost-effective and environmental-friendly systems.
Combustion and the Environment
With people becoming more environmentally conscious, mechanical engineers can explore career opportunities in this area by designing new ways to improve combustion systems to reduce pollution caused by pollutant emissions from engines, furnaces, and turbines. You will also study the properties of flames and fuels in this field.
Ground Vehicle Systems
Electric car manufacturing is on the rise as demand for eco-friendly vehicles increases. Engineers in this area are responsible for developing cars that reduce environmental impact. This means knowing your way around engine and propulsion concepts, power transmissions, and alternative fuel.
Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics and Energy Systems
This area emphasizes the study and application of heat transfer and thermodynamics to engineering systems. Engineers are able to create advanced, cost-effective, and environmentally-friendly engineering systems for automotive, defense, aerospace, and manufacturing industries.