What can I do with my course in Mechanical Engineering?
Careers in Mechanical Engineering
As a mechanical engineer you will be involved with the planning, design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of machinery and mechanical systems.
You will generally work with a multidisciplinary team to: produce designs and documentation for new machines, equipment or systems; plan projects; supervise operation, installation, maintenance and testing; preparing reports and develop control systems to meet performance, quality, cost and safety targets.
Skills and attributes
You will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes to gain employment as a Mechanical engineer:
- Technical and engineering skills
- Communication and interpersonal skills
- Problem-solving and analytical proficiency
- Investigation and research techniques
- Teamwork skills
- Project management skills
Related occupations include:
- Industrial designer
- Maintenance manager
- Operations manager
- Production manager
- Mechanical engineering researcher
Some related roles may require further study or experience. Descriptions of occupations, industry career profile, salary and other employment information can be obtained from the My future website.
Salary and job outlook
You can learn more about graduate salaries and graduates job outcomes for secondary teachers at Graduate Careers Australia.
Look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.
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