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Mechanical Engineering

By: Darius Jones

What Mechanical Engineers Do
• Mechanical engineers design, develop, build,
and test mechanical and thermal devices,
including tools, engines, and machines.

Jobs That Exist That Require Similar Skills As
A Mechanical Engineer



Architecture
Civil Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Mathematicians

Architecture
• Architects plan and design houses, office
buildings, and other structures.
Skills Needed
Communication skills
Creativity

Civil Engineering
• Civil engineers design large construction
projects and systems, including roads, buildings,
airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and systems for
water supply and sewage treatment.
Skills Needed
Math skills
Decision making skills

Petroleum Engineering
• Petroleum engineers design and develop
methods for extracting oil and gas from deposits
below the earth’s surface.
Skills Needed
Math skills
Science skills
Creativity

Mathematician
• Mathematicians use advanced mathematics to
develop and understand mathematical
principles, analyze data, and solve real-world
problems.
Skills Needed
Math skills
Communication skills
Problem solving skills

What Does It Take To Be A Successful
Mechanical Engineer
Time management
Great math and science skills
Hard worker
Creativity
Listening skills
Problem solving skills

Requirements Needed To Be A Mechanical
Engineer
• Mechanical engineers need a bachelor’s degree.
A graduate degree is typically needed to conduct
research.
• Mechanical engineers who sell services publicly
must be licensed in all states and the District of
Columbia.

Time And Money Needed To Be A Mechanical
Engineer
• To become a Mechanical Engineer you will have
to spend 4-8 years in college.
• The amount of money to go to college to be a
mechanical engineer ranges between $46,976 $86,500 .

Scholarships And Loans To Be A Mechanical
Engineer




TOPS
Coca Cola Scholarship
Bill Gates Millennium Scholarship
Jackie Robinson Scholarship
Dell Scholarship

Mechanical Engineering Job Prospect
• Employment of mechanical engineers is
projected to grow 5 percent from 2012 to 2022.
• Mechanical engineers can work in many
industries and on many types of projects.

Mechanical Engineering Impact On Family
Life
• Mechanical Engineers work about 40 hours a
week
• They have to be ready to travel to check on a
product at any time.

Advice
• If you want to become a mechanical engineer
you should learn how to manage your time and
become great at math and science.

Work Cited

• http://
www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/mechanical-engineers
.htm#tab-1
• http://
www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/architects.htm#tab-4
• http://
www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/civil-engineers.htm#t
ab-4

• http://
www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/petroleum-engineers
.htm#tab-4
• http://www.bls.gov/ooh/math/mathematicians.htm#tab-4