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What You Do

An Mechanical Engineer performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Plan and manage projects, and prepare material, cost and timing estimates, reports and design specifications for machinery and systems
  • Design machines, components, tools, fixtures and equipment
  • Analyze dynamics and vibrations of mechanical systems and structures
  • Supervise and inspect the installation, modification and commissioning of mechanical systems at construction sites or in industrial facilities
  • Supervise technicians, technologists and other engineers and review and approve designs, calculations and cost estimates

What You Need

  • Keen interest in the design and operation of machines and mechanical processes
  • Persistence, good judgement, and the ability to think analytically and logically
  • Ability to communicate and work well with others
  • Strong leadership and problem-solving skills
  • Ample computer experience

Your Career Pathway

University Bachelor's Degree

Dalhousie University: Mechanical Engineering

4 Years$11,000/year

University of New Brunswick (UNB): Mechanical Engineering

4 Years$8,411/year

Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN): Mechanical Engineering

5 Years$3,300/year

University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Design Engineering

4 Years$6,270/year