05/07/2021

Categories: Mechanical Engineering, Undergradute

Day in the Life of a Mechanical Engineer

It sounds fancy and exciting, but what’s it really like to work in mechanical engineering? Here we give you a glimpse into a typical day on the job!

The BEng Hons Mechanical Engineering degree at the University of Bolton is perfect for students who did well in maths and science for their Level 3 subjects. Our course has been awarded professional accreditation by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and is the first step in helping you achieve your Chartered Engineer (CEng) status.

So what would a typical day look like for those pursuing mechanical engineering jobs? Here’s a look at what your weekly responsibilities could look like on a mechanical engineering career path.

 

Planning and designing processes

As a mechanical engineer, you will spend a lot of time planning and designing new processes or equipment modifications. This means that your mind has to be sharp and you always have to be on your A-game.

Conceptualising, testing and reviewing are core skills that you need to be successful. It’s a profession that really relies on brain power, so it’s important to look after your wellbeing, and to always get plenty of rest before work.

If you’re a thinker, as well as a doer, embarking on the mechanical engineering career path could be for you.

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