Why Mechanical Engineering?
Mechanical Engineering, one of the oldest of the engineering branches, combines Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry as well as Materials Science to design, manufacture and maintain mechanical systems.


You should consider choosing Mechanical Engineering as your major if you:

  • Have an interest in designing and working with machines and mechanical systems
  • Have creativity in designing and improving mechanical systems
  • Have an ability to analyze and solve problems
  • Are willing to have a postive impact on society and environment by managing and also controlling energy consumption and resources

Main Disciplines


  • Many job opportunities: Mechanical Engineers can work in many positions in industry and companies.
  • High Salary: Generally speaking mechanical engineers are more likely to have higher salaries than other professions however there're several factors affecting salary e.g. work experience, profession, education, etc.
  • One of the most in-demand careers: Mechanical systems play a vital role in industry and also in our daily lives therefore mechanical engineers are always needed. In addition to that, with Biomechanics, Robotics, Nanotechnology fields growing everyday, creative mechanical engineers are needed to solve problems that are facing these fields.



  • Competitive Atmosphere: There're currently many mechanical engineers in industry therefore you have to be creative and smart to find your appropriate job.
  • Educational Requirements: You'll need at least a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent fields, however to make progress you may need to continue your studies to get a higher academic degree. You'll also need a deep understanding in mathematics, physics, materials science and chemistry.
  • Heavy Workloads: Mechanical engineers design, manufacture and maintain mechanical systems, their work loads are often heavy and sometimes unpredictable.

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