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Roadmap for your Mechanical Engineering profession

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As the New Year begins,

We at Mechanical Engineering forum request all members, to give a thought as an individual towards their career path. And prepare a road map for their career growth in next three years...

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You can take following points as a starting guidelines

· Identify your current position - Where you are?

· Visualise your next three years and decide where you would like to be?

· Now decide - What new you will like to learn, what skills you will need to reach your desired position. How you will schedule them? Say one skill in first 6 months... And so on...

When done do reply to this post- share yaour roadmap with us...

(Remember when you share your roadmap, your commitment to achieve increases)

Also share what guidance will you like to have from Mechanical Engineering forum?

So let start....

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Mechanical engineering is a conglomeration of various science disciplines.  Some of these sub-disciplines are unique to mechanical engineering while others cross over with other areas of science.  In either case, we will touch on five sub-domains of mechanical engineering quickly below:

  1. Robotics & Mechatronics: The science of mechatronics is the result of blending electronics and mechanics while robotics leverages mechatronics to create robots and automate manufacturing.
  2. Structural Analysis: The discipline of structural analysis focuses on how and why structural objects fail & their respective structural integrity.
  3. Mechanics: In its most basic form, mechanics is the study of forces and their effect upon matter.  Mechanical engineers will frequently use mechanics to analyze and design various phases of engineering.
  4. Drafting & Design: Drafting is the mechanical engineers path to design and create a set of basic instructions for the manufacturing of a part, device, or assembly.  Design is the ideation of a product or process that is followed by an illustration, drawing, or computer-generated example (often known as computer-aided design (CAD) or computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) processes).
  5. Thermodynamics: In its essence, thermodynamics is the study of energy. As applied to mechanical engineering, thermodynamics will often focus on the use of energy and transformation through a given system.
  6. What are Typical Qualities of Mechanical Engineers?
  7. -         Listening skills: Mechanical engineers work on projects with other professionals, like computer scientists and architects, and must pay attention to details of a project and analyze diverse approaches from others in order to successfully finish the task at hand.

    -         Creativity: Mechanical engineers design and build multi-faceted pieces of machinery and equipment.  While some pieces of a project are already designed and vetted, new elements or assembling the entire project may take a great deal of creativity to complete on-time and on-budget.

    -         Math skills: A mechanical engineer will frequently utilize principles of statistics, calculus, statistics, and other math-based disciplines during various stages of analysis, design, and troubleshooting.

    -         Mechanical skills: Engineers will need to thoroughly understand basic engineering concepts and mechanical processes to help solve problems, design new systems, and properly deploy a new product.

    -         Problem-solving skills: Lastly, a mechanical engineer will need to harness their knowledge to achieve a higher-order set of problem-solving skills in order to successfully master their respective trade.

  8. Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations for Mechanical Engineers

  9. Although licensure is not needed for entry-level mechanical engineer positions, professional mechanical engineers will need to earn a PE license. A Professional Engineering (PE) license allows for advanced levels of independence and leadership for a mechanical engineer within an organization.  Once a mechanical engineer obtains a PE license, he/she can supervise other engineers, endorse projects, and offer services to the public.  State licensure will requires a mechanical engineer to:

    -         Obtain an ABET-accredited engineering degree

    -         Receive a passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering examination

    -         Obtain at least 4 years of relevant work experience in the field

    -         Successfully pass the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

  10. Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations for Mechanical Engineers

Although licensure is not needed for entry-level mechanical engineer positions, professional mechanical engineers will need to earn a PE license. A Professional Engineering (PE) license allows for advanced levels of independence and leadership for a mechanical engineer within an organization.  Once a mechanical engineer obtains a PE license, he/she can supervise other engineers, endorse projects, and offer services to the public.  State licensure will requires a mechanical engineer to:

-         Obtain an ABET-accredited engineering degree

-         Receive a passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering examination

-         Obtain at least 4 years of relevant work experience in the field

-         Successfully pass the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

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