Mechanical Engineer



Mechanical engineers design and oversee the manufacturing of many products ranging from medical devices to new batteries. Mechanical engineers design power-producing machines such as electric generators, internal combustion engines, and steam and gas turbines as well as power-using machines, such as refrigeration and air-conditioning systems. Mechanical engineers design other machines inside buildings, such as elevators and escalators. They also design material-handling systems, such as conveyor systems and automated transfer stations.

Essential Skills:

  • Reading Text
  • Writing
  • Computer Use
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Numeracy
  • Job Task Planning and Organizing

Skills:

  • Effectively manage a team
  • Works well under pressure
  • Manage materials, equipment and tools
  • Exceptional understanding of science and math
  • Ability to write and analyze technical reports (written and drawn)
  • Work safely as a team, following written and oral directions
  • Work with numbers to perform calculations and resolve problems

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Education:

    University diploma required

Education Requirements :

  • Completion of high school is required
  • A university degree in mechanical engineering is required
  • Membership or eligibility for membership with PEO with a valid P. Eng.
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Available Programs:

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Program Description:

Mechanical engineering degree programs include courses in mathematics and life and physical sciences, engineering and design courses.  Mechanical engineering programs may emphasize internships and co-ops to prepare students for work in industry. Some colleges and universities offer 5-year programs that allow students to obtain both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree.  Elective concentrations are available in the areas of wind and solar energy, food and beverage engineering, mechatronics, manufacturing system design and biomechanics.

Schools

  • LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY-MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
  • LAURENTIAN UNIVERSITY-MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
  • MCMASTER UNIVERSITY-MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
  • UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH-MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
  • UNIVERSITY OF ONTARIO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY-MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
  • UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA-MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
  • UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO-MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
  • UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO-MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
  • UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO-MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
  • UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR-MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

 

 



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Sylvain Brisebois

Mechanical Engineer

I became a mechanical engineer because I’ve always liked to figure out how things work and fix them if they don’t work.  That’s what I did when I was a kid.  When I got new toys all I cared about was how they worked.  My mother told me I should…
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Essentials Skills
Mechanical Engineer


  • Reading Text
  • Writing
  • Computer Use
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Numeracy
  • Job Task Planning and Organizing
Financial Expectation

Mechanical Engineer

Education Roadmap

Mechanical Engineer

Career ETA: 5 years

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