Mechanical Engineering Graduate Jobs & Programmes
Mechanical engineering has so many sides to it. One can easily move from one occupation to the next with a mechanical engineering degree. Due to the technical expertise, hands-on problem solving skills and knowledge you’ll have in areas such as machine design, control systems, instrumentation, and mechanics, you’ll have a wide variety of employment options within the broad field of mechanical engineering.
Before you complete your degree you would have to know which field you would want to step into after you graduate. While there are many options available, you will also have to consider the availability of graduate programmes within those fields.
You graduate programme structure will greatly depend on the type, the duration and the field you’ll be following. While there is no set structure for an graduate programme, mechanical engineering students will have to make use of their knowledge and theory learnt in the classroom. They will be guided by someone who has years of experience within the field and their progress during the graduate programme will be monitored. They will receive feedback and make sure that they pay attention to what they are taught.
Below are a few fields you can follow, some of them requiring post-graduate studies but with a degree in mechanical engineering, you should be able to get an entry-level job without too much trouble:
- Aerodynamics Engineer
- Aeronautical Engineer
- Aerospace Engineer
- Agricultural Engineer
- Aircraft Performance Engineer
- Astronautical Engineer
- Automation Engineer
- Automotive Engineer
- Building Services Engineer
To be able to call yourself a professional within the mechanical engineering field, you will have to make sure that you comply with the following:
Licensing for Becoming a Mechanical Engineer
You do not need licensing to become an entry-level engineer (also known as an Engineer-in-Training). In fact, engineers can only be licensed after having accumulated a few years’ worth of work experience.
To be licensed as a Professional Engineer, you generally need to meet the following requirements:
- A degree from an accredited engineering program
- A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
- Relevant work experience (typically 2-3 years)
- A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam
Take a look at the graduate programmes available within this industry, right here on our website.