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Mechanical Engineers design, build and analyse motor vehicles, aircraft, heating and cooling systems, water craft, manufacturing plants, industrial equipment and machinery, robotics, medical devices, alternative energy and more.
Mechanical Engineers can work for various companies such as those operators, service companies and engineering consultancies. Mechanical Engineers find employment in forms of energy such as: Petroleum - Mechanical Engineers working in the oil and gas industry will be involved in drilling, manufacturing, production, equipment design, overseas arctic operations, coal technology and other petroleum based products. Ocean, offshore and arctic engineering - Mechanical Engineers i...
Mechanical Engineers can work for various companies such as those operators, service companies and engineering consultancies. Mechanical Engineers find employment in forms of energy such as: Petroleum - Mechanical Engineers working in the oil and gas industry will be involved in drilling, manufacturing, production, equipment design, overseas arctic operations, coal technology and other petroleum based products. Ocean, offshore and arctic engineering - Mechanical Engineers in this field build and design oceanic structures such as underwater vehicles and safety and mining equipments. The oil and gas extraction industry is one of the top-paying fields in Mechanical Engineering with an average annual salary of RM500,000 in 2012. Those who worked in pipeline transportation of crude oil earned RM400,000.
A Bachelor's Degree is often enough to begin entry-level work but obtaining the ‘Ir.’ title is even better.
Jobs found in many industries need Mechanical Engineers
Highly specialised career
High average salary
Continuing education is necessary to become a professional engineer
Long work hours and may require to work on weekends
Jobs requires some travelling or relocating
Design and implement equipment modifications
Develop project specifications
Develop, test, and evaluating hypothetical design
Solve problems your clients have
Plan and design new production process
Detail specifications and outline designs
Recommend design changes based on prototype tests
Take into account issues such as costs, time constraints and safety into your recommendations
Work with other professionals
Mechanical Engineers must know how to use technology like a pro because you will deal mainly with technology. You’ll be fixing things and finding out solutions to technical issues. You’re the go-to guy whenever a machine breaks down and people expect it to function like new again.
Being able to work under pressure
Have you always been one who stays calm when the exam results are out and your friends turn pale? Or perhaps you have not finished your exam yet and time is running out. Other students scramble to complete it while you remain cool because that’s who you are? Well then, that attitude will come in handy here. This job has deadlines so you need to be able to juggle and manage other projects too and meet the deadlines. This means possessing better time management, organisational and communication skills so you can distribute the tasks evenly among other employees.
It may seem that Engineers only build or fix things but do you know that it involves plenty of calculation too? This is why Physics and Mathematics or Additional Mathematics are the core subjects in any Engineering course. So if you’re one that never gets tired of calculation and doesn’t mind spending the rest of your life doing that, then this one’s for you!
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Mechanical Engineering with Oil & Gas
Engineering has been and still is, one of the most popular and important fields. So if you’re unsure of which course to pursue in your tertiary education, any of the engineering courses such as this will secure you a job.
You will need a four year Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from an accredited college or university. Your coursework will include fundamentals such as kinematics (motion), thermodynamics, mechanics, energy and fluid dynamics. You may want to further your studies and acquire masters to obtain better job opportunities and increase your salary. Engineers who have completed their professional qualification and become a member of the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) will be in high demand.
Mechanical Engineers typically work from 9am to 5pm..