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What kinds of work mechanical engineering graduates can carry out in which engineering industries – or how you could pursue a totally different career.
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Some of the industries where Mechanical Engineer work are listed below - Do not limit to these - share your expertise..... elaborate what you have seen...or what you are doing in your work profile...
  • Aerospace industry – researches, designs, manufactures, operates and maintains aircraft
  • Automotive industry – designs, manufactures, distributes and markets motor vehicles
  • Chemical industry – covers oil companies, chemicals manufacturers and the businesses that support them (eg to build new plants or develop new process technologies)
  • Construction industry – designs and builds infrastructure, buildings and buildings services (eg heating and ventilation)
  • Defence industry – provides equipment, support and services for the armed forces and national security
  • Electronics industry – designs and manufactures components and complete equipment for sectors from automotive to medicine and the military
  • Fast moving consumer goods industry – manufactures products such as household cleaning items, personal hygiene goods and convenience foods
  • Marine industry – develops and helps operate vessels
  • Materials and metals industry – activities include developing new materials and manufacturing components or end products
  • Pharmaceuticals industry – develops and manufactures drugs
  • Rail industry – designs, constructs, manages and maintains rail system components from trains and tracks to electrical power systems and train control systems
  • Utilities industry – helps supply power, water, waste management and telecoms.

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I am a B.Tech mechanical engineer and doing the function of an assistant mechanic in a dredging company in UAE mentioned as marine job and is in a training period of 6 months because of no experience in any field

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How can i start my career as mechanical engineer in New York USA?

I have done mechanical engineer from Pakistan and i have 4 years of experiense in structure design.

I have arrived in New York few days ago and have a green card

Anybody from USA please help

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Jobs directly related to your degree include:

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • Contracting civil engineer
  • Control and instrumentation engineer
  • Maintenance engineer
  • Mechanical engineer

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On ‎3‎/‎13‎/‎2015 at 8:04 AM, Mgbakor said:

I just got a job in a solar installation company. I have a BEng Mech, where do i belong here or am in a wrong field?

I guess the chain here is design, procurement, installation and commissioning. With your experience in structures you can give value in structural works related to supporting solar equipment. You can also get involved in installation and execution especially in planning, procurement and logistics.

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Mechanical engineering graduates are sought by employers in almost all sectors of the engineering industry. These include the:

  • Aerospace industry
  • Automotive industry
  • Chemicals industry
  • Construction industry
  • Defence industry
  • Fast-moving consumer goods industry
  • Marine industry
  • Materials and metals industry
  • Oil and gas industry
  • Pharmaceuticals industry
  • Power generation industry
  • Rail industry
  • Utilities industry


What precisely would my job as a mechanical engineering graduate be?

In many roles you will remain a mechanical engineering specialist, applying your skills and knowledge to those specific aspects of your employer's technical operations that call for this skill set. However, engineering careers in some areas involve becoming more of a generalist, drawing on or developing knowledge of other engineering disciplines and perhaps doing the same job as a fellow engineer with a different degree background.


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The following are the sectors where you can try with Mechanical Engg Degree

  • Aerospace engineer.
  • Automotive engineer.
  • CAD technician.
  • Contracting civil engineer.
  • Control and instrumentation engineer.
  • Maintenance engineer.
  • Mechanical engineer.
  • Nuclear engineer.

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