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Mechanical engineering is an excellent career choice. Students are trained in statics, dynamics and vibrations, heat transfer and fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, controls and mechatronics, material science, analysis and synthesis of mechanical systems, and manufacturing. This broad training helps Mechanical Engineering graduates to tackle a wide range of problems and to work in a wide variety of industries and organizations.
The mechanical engineering profession offers a wide variety of career paths including opportunities in the petroleum industry, alternative energy production and utilization, manufacturing, automotives, and robotic design and control. Today’s mechanical engineers typically work in large multi-disciplinary teams. As skilled problem solvers, they combine an in-depth understanding of physics, chemistry and mathematics with applied engineering science and the art of design.
A career in Mechanical Engineering is intellectually rewarding. Our graduates work to solve problems of national and global significance, and are in high demand from organizations in Saskatchewan, Canada and around the world. While many of our graduates work in industry, others work for non-profits, such as Engineers without Borders, and government organizations. Many of our alumni have also gone on to earn M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees, and work in universities and research organizations.
A career in Mechanical Engineering is also financially rewarding. In 2008, the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan reported that the average salary for mechanical engineers that were in the first five years of their career was $60,000. The average salary for mechanical engineers with more than 20 years experience was $120,000.
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