Mechanical Engineering is one of the broadest engineering field. Mechanical Engineers design and oversee the manufacture of many products ranging from medical devices to new batteries. Mechanical Engineers design power-producing machines (such as Electric Generators, Internal Combustion Engines and Steam & Gas Turbines) as well as power-using machines (such as Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Systems). Mechanical Engineers design other machines inside buildings such as elevators and escalators. They also design material-handling systems such as conveyor systems and automated transfer stations. Like other engineers, Mechanical Engineers use computers extensively. Mechanical Engineers are routinely responsible for the integration of sensors, controllers, and machinery. Computer technology helps Mechanical Engineers to create and analyse designs, run simulations and test how a machine is likely to work.
The following are the examples of different types of Mechanical Engineers:
Auto Research Engineers seek to improve the performance of cars. These engineers works to improve traditional features of cars such as suspension and they also work on aerodynamics and new possible fuels.
Heating and Cooling System Engineers works to create and maintain environmental systems wherever temperatures and humidity must be kept within certain limits. They develop such systems for airplanes, trains, cars, schools and even computer rooms.
Robotic Engineers plan, build, and maintain robots. These engineers plan how robots will use sensors for detecting things based on light or smell and they design how these sensors will fit into the designs of the robots.