Mechanical engineering education and training involves learning how to creatively apply a strong scientific, mathematical and practical basis to the design of safe, reliable, environmentally sound and cost effective systems and equipment. Teamwork, communication skills and knowledge of how to apply and use modern computer simulations and control systems are important skills to all Mechanical Engineers. Mechanical Engineers perform the basic research needed to advance knowledge in the engineering sciences and Mechanical Engineering focuses on the skills needed to be an effective problem solver. What are my... Career Opportunities? Mechanical Engineering technologists are involved in the design, prototyping, manufacture and installation of all types of plant and equipment ranging from small individual components to complete factories or process plants. Graduates have excellent prospects of employment with manufacturing, research, consulting and processing organisations along with state and semi-state agencies. Mechanical Engineers design products and systems essential to everyday modern life from home appliances, motor vehicles, to satellites, wheelchairs, airplanes, robots, energy equipment, fuel cells, industrial equipment and environmental control systems.