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Mechanical Engineering is an area related to the procedures that transform energy gained from natural resources into mechanic energy. Professionals working on this field are Mechanical Engineers and they are required to design and build machinery that use energy to generate a practical use. Examples of machineries created by these engineers are electric saws and elevators. They may work at different industries including automobiles, environmental pollution, manufacturing processes, environmental systems, among many other sectors.

Professionals working on Mechanical Engineering area usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Carrying out researches.
• Suggesting procedures to modify products.
• Assessing technical drawings.
• Testing prototypes.
• Analyzing theoretical blueprints.


• Having math skills.
• Being able to combine technical and logic expertise.
• Having good written and verbal communication skills.
• Being able to predict problems.
• Having IT skills.
• Being able to work with a team.
• Having high attention to details.
• Being able to delegate work.
• Having science skills.
• Having time management skills.


Persons who want to work in the Mechanical Engineering industry need to have a Bachelor´s Degree related to this field as a minimum requirement. These programs require applicants having a good background in sciences and mathematics. Many students take a full or part time study program in order to obtain an Undergraduate Degree for this area. The first two years of these courses include subjects such as social sciences, chemistry, humanities, computing, among other topics. Heat transfer, thermodynamics, solid mechanics, vibrations, fluid mechanics, and stress analysis are included in the last two years of study. There are two exams for professionals who want to have a license in this field and they are the Fundamentals of Engineering and Principle and Practice of Engineering.

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