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Mechanical engineer

Mechanical engineers use math, material science, physics and economics to create machines. Our household appliances, cars, ships and airplanes have been designed, tested and manufactured by mechanical engineers.


Mechanical engineers build new machines and make old machines better.

Mechanical engineers design:

  • CD players
  • Game systems
  • Snowmobiles
  • Rocket engines
  • Off-road vehicles
  • Robots for manufacturing plants

In your community: 

Mechanical engineers can help manage natural resources in your community. Things like the forest machinery, fish processing and small industry are all under the responsibility of a mechanical engineer.

As a mechanical engineer you could:

  • Change vehicles so that they work better and leave a smaller imprint on the environment
  • Work with your band council to decide what kind of public works vehicles your community needs
  • Design machines that help people and make their lives easier. For example, mechanical engineers can design new air conditioning systems for schools and clinics

If you like...

  • Problem solving
  • Being creative
  • Building things
  • Mechanics
  • Working with tools
  • Drawing
  • Helping people

...then you might like Mechanical Engineering!

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Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6, Canada

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