This week’s career memes put mechanical engineers under the spotlight, those individuals concerned with the design and manufacture of parts and systems that make up products, machinery and equipment.
Virtually everything an individual employs – from can openers to medical devices to jet engines – has involved a mechanical engineer having used a mix of maths and science in the item's design and production.
While studying mechanical engineering, students will be able to develop their creativity, which will certainly be an advantage when it comes to the design of new products and systems. They will also need to be able to work well in teams on projects.
A mechanical engineer can find work in any sector. In Ireland, a mechanical engineer can expect to earn an annual salary of €21,017- €60,664, according to PayScale.com.