Mechanical Engineering is one of the most exciting and rewarding professions, and influences most aspects of our everyday life. Machines and mechanisms are central to our traditional engineering industries, and an understanding of their nature continues to be essential for all engineers.
These fundamental mechanical skills are increasingly being extended to cover growth areas such as precision engineering, nanotechnology and mechatronics. These areas depend on the subtle combining of existing mechanical techniques with methods originating in areas such as electronics, computing and biology.
The diversity of Mechanical Engineering leads to a wide range of careers for graduates. Typical destinations range from research and development positions within industrial or academic establishments, to design and manufacturing posts. The projects and products on which graduates work are also varied, encompassing everything from shuttlecocks to space shuttles.
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