A Guide to Mechanical Engineering

If you’re thinking of pursuing a career in mechanical engineering, it’s vital that you learn all aspects about the industry before applying for a job, apprenticeship or degree in the field.

Mechanical engineering applies the principles of engineering into design, analysis, manufacturing and maintenance of machines and mechanical production templates. It is a hugely popular subject to study, with students able to gain a huge variety of skills including computer applications, electricity, mathematics and physics. The industry is currently in high demand due to the constant expansion of housing being built around the world.

Mechanical engineering can range from small individual parts and devices like sensors and printers to large systems, like space crafts. A mechanical engineers role is to transform an idea into a product on the marketplace, using the skills they learn in order to understand the thermal environment that a products parts and system will encounter in order to design it appropriately.

It’s fair to say that mechanical engineering is the most diverse of engineering subjects. Put simply, mechanical engineering works with anything that moves, including the human body. As a mechanical engineer, you will learn about materials, both solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer to name but a few.

Studying mechanical engineering allows the student a large variety of career options, with many beyond what you can imagine. Regardless of the path taken after completing an apprenticeship or degree, the student will be provided with the creative thinking that allows them to design an exciting product or system, as well as the analytical tools needed in order to achieve the ultimate goal. The skills gained whilst learning to become a mechanical engineer can propel someone to launch a career in multiple fields such as medicine, law, finance and more.

Though mechanical engineering is considered challenging, it allows students to reach their full potentials in multiple subjects. The field is forever changing and at a quick pace, so it’s continually a fun and exciting industry to be present in.

Here at GET, we train apprentices in mechanical engineering as well as multiple other sectors, providing learners with the basic underpinning knowledge and skills required across all aspects of engineering. If you want to find out more about obtaining an apprenticeship in mechanical engineering, we can help you. Get in touch today by giving us a call on 01452 423461 or by visiting our contact page.