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Your guide to become a Mechanical Engineer in Malaysia

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Average Salary

RM 2,500 - 10,000

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Who is a Mechanical Engineer?

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 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 a range of companies including companies who own or manage production facilities (known as Operators), Service Companies and Engineering Consultancies. Mechanical engineers find employment in finding and creating new forms ...

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 a range of companies including companies who own or manage production facilities (known as Operators), Service Companies and Engineering Consultancies. Mechanical engineers find employment in finding and creating new forms of energy such as: Petroleum – mechanical engineers work on oil and gas drilling and production, offshore and arctic operations, hydrocarbon processing, synfuels and coal technology, materials, equipment design and manufacturing, fuel transport, new fuel technologies and pollution control. Ocean, offshore and arctic engineering – mechanical engineers design and build ocean structures, systems, hyperbaric chambers, life support equipment, marine vehicles, submersibles and Remotely operated underwater vehicles, propulsion systems, remote sensing systems, moorings and buoys, ship structures and ocean mining equipment. The oil and gas extraction industry is one of the top-paying fields for mechanical engineers with an average annual salary of RM 500,000 in 2012. Those who worked in pipeline transportation of crude oil earned RM 400,000.

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The pros & cons of being a Mechanical Engineer:

Pros

A Bachelor's degree is often enough to begin entry-level work

Jobs found in many in industries that need mechanical engineers

High Average Salary

Cons

Continuing Education is necessary to become a Professional engineer

Long Work hours and may require to work on weekends

Jobs Requires some traveling

What are all the responsibilities of a Mechanical Engineer ?

Designing and implementing equipment modifications

Developing a project specifications

Develop, test, and evaluating hypothetical design

Solving problems your clients have

Managing projects

Planning and designing new production process

Detailing specifications and outline designs

Recommending design changes based on prototype tests

Taking into account issues such as costs, time constraints and safety into your recommendations

Working with other professionals

Monitoring systems

What skills do you need to become a Mechanical Engineer?

Technical skills

Being able to work under pressure

Creativity

Communication skills

What field of study should you choose to become a Mechanical Engineer?

To get far into engineering, you would need a lot more knowledge other than just engineering, such as financial, management. You can continue on to be a senior engineer, or you can move to other positions like sales, marketing or human resources:

What qualification do you need to be a Mechanical Engineer?

You will need a four year Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university. Your coursework will include fundamentals such as mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, kinematics (motion) and energy. Because mechanical engineers need to know 3D modeling and design, prospective engineers should particularly focus on mathematical aspects of their studies just as much as the hands-on mechanical skills.

What are the working hours of a Mechanical Engineer?

Longer than average working hours.

Who are all the top recruiters for Mechanical Engineer in Malaysia?

Employers includeYou will need a four year Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university. Your coursework will include fundamentals such as mechanics, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, kinematics (motion) and energy.

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