Why did you become a mechanical engineer?

What does a mechanical engineer do?

As a mechanical engineer, you work in a classic engineering profession. That means that you are intensely involved with Planning, construction, development and production busy. In particular, mechanical engineers work on machines, systems, apparatus or parts thereof. You not only develop individual technical machines, but also entire production systems. You will work with the help of special software programs to draw or calculate machines. The machines, devices and their prototypes are manufactured according to your plans. This means that you are working in a very forward-thinking field in which you also keep an eye on areas such as material procurement or production costs.

If you work as a mechanical engineer, then you already have in the course of your Studies specialize in certain aspects. The skill Subareas of the planning and manufacturing process such as development, construction, design, optimization, production or sales, but also a special mechanical engineering direction. Because as a mechanical engineer you are very versatile. You can be employed in companies that build machines or systems, or in other branches of industry, such as the automotive industry, aerospace, electrical and energy technology or metal construction. Mechanical engineers can also find jobs in engineering and planning offices.

How do I become a mechanical engineer?

In order to be able to work as a mechanical engineer, you have to complete an engineering degree. Most mechanical engineers have mechanical engineering educated. You can do this course with Bachelor, master as well as a doctorate. The higher your education, the more extensive and specific your knowledge and the higher your career opportunities. As a mechanical engineer, you can also study in the following areas Materials science or Mechatronics in which you concentrate on mechanical engineering or a part of it.

requirements

  • Interest in machines and technical expertise
  • Analytical and logical thinking skills
  • Systematic way of working
  • Communication skills
  • CAD knowledge

Detailed information on the disciplines

CAS additive manufacturing

Certificate of Advanced Studies | 5 months (part-time)

ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences - School of Engineering

Winterthur

manufacturing engineering

Bachelor of Engineering | 6 semesters (full-time)

South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences

Iserlohn

HF mechanical engineering

Qualified technician HF mechanical engineering | 6 semesters (part-time)

Juventus schools

Zurich

Plastics technology

Bachelor of Engineering | 7 semesters (part-time)

Wilhelm Büchner University


Distance learning

mechanical engineering

Master of Engineering | 4 semesters (dual)

Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University - Center for Advanced Studies (DHBW CAS)

Bad Mergentheim | Friedrichshafen | Heidenheim | Heilbronn | Horb | Karlsruhe | Loerrach | Mannheim | Mosbach | Ravensburg | Stuttgart | Villingen-Schwenningen

mechanical engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) | 8 semesters (dual | accompanying training)

FOM University of Economics & Management

Dortmund

mechanical engineering

Bachelor of Engineering | 6 semesters (full-time)

SRH Hochschule Heidelberg - state-recognized university of applied sciences

Heidelberg

mechanical engineering

Bachelor of Science | 6 semesters (full-time)

University of Stuttgart

Stuttgart

mechanical engineering

Master of Science | 4 semesters (full-time)

University of Stuttgart

Stuttgart

mechanical engineering

Bachelor of Engineering | 7 semesters (part-time)

Wilhelm Büchner University


Distance learning

mechanical engineering

Master of Engineering | 4 semesters (part-time)

Wilhelm Büchner University


Distance learning

Distance learning

Mechanical engineering with 180 ECTS

Bachelor of Engineering | 36, 48 or 72 months (part-time)

AKAD University and AKAD further education


Distance learning

NC and CNC technology

ILS diploma | 8 months (part-time)

ILS - Institute for Learning Systems


Distance learning

NC and CNC technology

sgd diploma | 8 months (part-time)

sgd - Darmstadt Study Group


Distance learning