M.E. with a solid foundation in programming - not an expert mind you, but not a dunce either. God I hate this guy, I had to look him up and remembered who he was from a few years ago when he posted videos to the effect of “I went to college for Engineering because I was promised a six figure salary and to be working on interstellar space ships. I don't have much knowledge here, but I can imagine SEs designing better CAD software that let one HVAC engineer in the future do the work that today takes several people. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. If you want to know about engineering careers: a guy who was fired three times and decided never to back to engineering is probably not a great source of information. MechEs. I work in chemical manufacturing and the lack of younger (20s-30s) competent mechanical engineers coming into the industry is very apparent. Programming and computer science is the new hot kid on the block, but there is a lot of work going on with mechanical engineering. You may also be interested in r/EngineeringStudents. The world is not getting any cooler. Take robotics for example. I don't know the reality in the US. What a strange way to live. They are hard core people who programming course is designed with lot of programming languages. As others have said, there is more work for a SWE than an ME for entry level work in robotics companies, specifically. Do you that is because MEs jump ship to programs? Manufacturing engineering and mining engineering are examples of this. Mechanical engineers work mostly in engineering services, research and development, and manufacturing. The echoing of this future reality has already been occurring. If you’ve really got the interest and passion, it’s a very rewarding career that will take you in directions you might never have imagined. This guy whinges and whines about the profession yet he’s barely been in the industry. This means Mechanical Design Engineers may be smart enough to input design constraints, however they simply won’t have to. German mechanical engineering – we shape the future! Please contact the moderators of this subreddit if you have any questions or concerns. (U.S. Only), How do I figure out how much salary to ask for? Future Trends in Mechanical Engineering 12-Aug-2008 11:00 AM EDT , by ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Edit Institution favorite_border The same thing applies for the electric car industry. But the MEs are always there. However, anyone making any money is in management, and for the most part I also seem to be walking in that direction. Due to the broad nature of the discipline, there is usually a high demand for mechanical engineers with advanced training. I've changed countries 2 times now, and I'll probably not stop here. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the AskEngineers community. Then there is Roche's work, which lies at the intersection of biomedicine and mechanical engineering. Again, this is not the easiest job path in the world. Even internationally, it stands for progress, performance, and reliability. Future does not seem bright to me :( More supply than demand. The ones making a living are the burocrats, the project managers, the team leaders, etc. There is so much that needs to be done that I don't think there is really an oversupply. I think the number of pure designers are shrinking. Location will affect demand. AskEngineers is a forum for questions about the technologies, standards, and processes used to design & build these systems, as well as for questions about the engineering profession and its many disciplines. Every single physical object you see has probably been touched by a mechanical engineer in some way that involved recent developments. Nanotechnology can be implemented into structures designed by mechanical engineers using 3D CAD programs like AutoCAD, Revit, Inventor and Fusion 360. Systems is more broad, MEs designed using solid works, pro e, etc. “Mechanical engineers can be at the forefront of developing new technology for environmental remediation, farming and food production, housing, transportation, safety, security, healthcare and water resources,” says the report, which is based on the proceedings of The Global Summit on the Future of Mechanical Engineering, held April 16-18, 2008, Washington, D.C. I believe this has lead to majors and roles that were ME in the 80s to branch off into new specilized majors like cermaic, optics, industrial, manufacturing, systems, aerospace, test, reliability, and more! In the past 20 years, it has been able to grow at 2.2 percent1 p.a. student and nowadays I sort of feel like my major's importance hit the bottom. ME is a good path if you’re interested in the structures and mechanical parts of robots. All my colleagues that really stayed with the company in the hope of being rewarded are lamenting their decision, and are now looking for better opportunities abroad, after 3 or 4 years of being stagnant. Mechanical engineers design and oversee the manufacture of many products ranging from medical devices to new batteries. When you think of a future where drones deliver your pizza by air and cars drive themselves you’re imagining the work of Mechatronics Engineering. This means that they pay you as little as possible and you are all the time going from client to client. and to generate an average EBIT Which industry you work in — be specific. As of now, the situation is unfathomable. It opens up the age for pure creative engineering. Yes this applies but go to Tesla’s website and look at how many mech e positions available va ee or se. LA also has a high cost of living affecting how wages look for those groups. Thats a lot of drawings. It makes me sad that he's the first thing that shows up when people look for information on engineering careers. The versatility of this field has historically lead to rich job prospects for mechanical engineers, and the same seems to hold true for the future. Press J to jump to the feed. More info here: https://www.reddit.com/r/engineering/comments/6nkmg0/what_are_your_opinions_of_engineered_truth. If you're in the U.S., mention which state metropolitan area you're in and/or potentially moving to, especially when asking questions about salary. However, my feeling is that it’s easier to teach yourself to code (which you have to learn at least some of for an ME degree) than it is to teach yourself the foundational bits of structures design and analysis that you’ll pick up in an ME program. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) currently lists 36 technical divisions, from advanced energy systems and aerospace engineering to solid-waste engineering and textile engineering. What will mechanical engineers do after automobiles become mostly electric and electronic? Key Laboratory of 3D Printing Process and Equipment of Zhejiang Province, School of Mechanical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310027 China. My 1st job was the most interesting one, and I was also paid dick all. And then I saw your post saying he was fired from an internship. The breadth of the mechanical engineering discipline allows students a variety of career options beyond the industries listed above. Mechanical engineers are traditionally concerned with the conception, design, implementation, and operation of mechanical systems. OK, now think of how many of those buildings have HVAC and plumbing. I don’t know many engineers that have been fired once (quitting or being laid off don’t count) so someone being fired three times throws up all sorts of red flags. As an assistant professor at MIT, she holds a joint appointment in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science. Automotive is trying to fill the giant loss of experience that’s now happening in troves. HVAC, and minimal thermal. It's easy to cram thousands of people into one building when most of what needs done just needs a computer. What might the future of work-from-home Mechanical Engineering Work look like? Remember to check the Frequently Asked Questions page to see if your question has already been answered. I disagree. Mechanical engineering is a discipline that is well-established. It's exausting. Back then, mechanical engineering meant everything but by the time new technologies came up and took over mechanical systems. Then you are hired by company B to work at the site of company A, with very little protection and without any benefits. They … What's your day-to-day like as an engineer? But taking advice from that loon is like asking a fat guy for diet advice. However, when I was in school, if you were talking about robotics, it was typically taken for granted you were talking about programming or electrical. “EE wants green energy... who the hell is gonna make that wind turbine or that turbine that is used in hydro electric dams? Know all about Mechanical engineering courses, subjects, branches, scope, careers & exams in India. One of the original six courses offered when MIT was founded in 1865, MechE's faculty and students conduct research that pushes boundaries and provides creative solutions for the world's problems. We work with some of the most innovative design and production engineering companies in the UK today. I make sensors as a mech E. EEs have a tough time figuring out tolerancing, sealing, thinking about how to make a plastic mould with a single action pull to reduce draft, and making something exist underneath a car hood in a wide variety of climates. It is also possible to apply a degree in mechanical engineering to other engineering degree specialties, such as manufacturing engineering or aerospace engineering. The people actually doing the analytical and design work are low paid and and easily replaceable. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. Structural engineering at the macroscale, which includes device and electrode design/modifications has a considerable effect on the performance of TENGs. Back then, mechanical engineering meant everything but by the time new technologies came up and took over mechanical systems. Engineers apply the knowledge of math & science to design and manufacture maintainable systems used to solve specific problems. Nah nah, I'm glad I can hand that off. A future EE, designing the electronics of a sensor AND the mould? I use books that are 50+ years old on the daily, and experience is king. Now he sits on youtube all day spruiking get rich quick schemes and whinging about an entire profession he’s never been a part of. I spend more and more time on Excel and PowerPoint and less and less in actual fun stuff. This directly affects our salaries as well, among my friends, I hear some offers coming from abroad to software engineers but can't say the same for mechanical engineers. The roles are very different. Great, now consider that for every building with HVAC and plumbing there exists (or existed) multiple design drawings that an ME was intimately involved with. HVAC and ME's will be needed until the next ice age. Mechanical engineering is a tough field. My boss for the summer has a BS in mechanical, but his MS in Civil/Structural. I just wouldn't be any good XD. Of all the engineering disciplines, mechanical Tangentially related, but I feel like Engineered Truth is pretty pessimistic and negative all around lol. is going down. So in terms of engineer numbers, do you think mechanical engineering is over-supplied? The lack of skilled trades is even worse. It's just that MechE jobs are more spread out instead of being concentrated like programming. It might seem harsh, but my theory is the people who whinge the most about Engineering are the bottom 20% of engineers who are just plain shit. Also, as you are being paid by company B, which in term is being paid by company A for you to be there. Selling you courses that can land you a job in 3 months or less, type of gimmick. There is so much automation that even non-degrees engineers can … Hi everyone, I am a senior m.e. State Key Laboratory of Fluid Power and Mechatronic Systems, School of Mechanical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310027 China. Mechanical engineers work in all kinds of fields, constantly looking for ways to make machinery faster, lighter, cleaner, and more reliable. Engineers apply the knowledge of math & science to design and manufacture maintainable systems used to solve specific problems. They also don't much care for competence, only that you are cheap and easily moveable around (young and no kids). Mechanical engineering is one of the oldest but evergreen branches of engineering. **some of the sayings might sound weird since english is my second language, sorry in advance.**. I work in R&D and I quite like it. He is cynical and has other cynical people on his show because other engineering failures like him. I get the feeling that he just went in for ME because of the money and had no actual interest in it. Your first life lesson is to figure out how to sort the bullshit from the truth. If you live in an area where SWEs are making $150k/yr+bonus mid-career, and MEs are making $90k, and you're an ME you're going to have a bad time. I hear from channels such as engineered truth that most mechanical problems have been solved and mechanical engineering is dying. ASME will convene a Global Summit on the Future of Mechanical Engineering April 16-18, 2008 in Washington, DC. Mechanical engineering is concerned with the application of the fundamental principles and laws of nature to the development and betterment of a technological society and culture. Few days ago, I was going through some job positions at Lockheed Martin and Mercedes and more than M.E. In a final note, you have to more around a lot to be able to even have a semblance of a good salary. And with two years of career-relevant experience on your résumé by the time you graduate, you’ll definitely impress potential employers. And/or that other industries like banking need programers? As long as we are building physical product, there will be work for ME’s. That didn’t happen, and this entire profession sucks” “OH DON’T FORGET TO LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE”. The reality is that every time there are moving components in a product, you need a mechanical engineer on the design team. But its a lucrative and entertaining one if youre willing to put in the work. Mechanical Engineering has been around for centuries and will be, for a long time to come, unless there is a miracle in science that allows humans to deny all laws of mechanics and still allow them to build stuff that can be used. Mechanical engineers must work along with medical doctors to develop these products that can withstand stress and yet be compatible with the human body. Forget about ever owning a house. This is the vision at the heart of their hope for the future: Mechanical engineering will develop engineering solutions that foster a cleaner, healthier, safer and sustainable world. I just want to say this: there's nothing scarier than a good Mech. Electronic and software related industries are dominating the entire market. Aerospace is generally staffed by MEs. I'm currently a student, soon to be graduating. He didnt put in the work and got all pissy when he didnt get the reward. Mechanical engineers are critical to technologies that serve people. More than 120 engineering and science leaders will gather to analyze significant changes in mechanical engineering and define a vision for the future of the profession. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, https://www.reddit.com/r/engineering/comments/6nkmg0/what_are_your_opinions_of_engineered_truth. Engineering, of all trades is doing just fine. Who’s the one that’s gonna allow electronics designed by EE and CS even make it to space/Mars or the bottom of the ocean? It is continuously evolving and adapting to new developments in science and technology. Also, don’t get discouraged with the concept of majors. It looks like your post contains career-related content. Company A would rather go to an outsourcing company B and say "I need 2 guys with experience in X, Y and Z". I’m primarily interested in robotics (currently in a club that runs under the FTC competition) and I want to ask does ME have a good future at the moment, not just in robotics, but in general? is definitely not going down, for as long as humans need to build complex physical systems, you will need a mechanical engineer. Its success depends on how it is implemented and sustained, and mechanical engineers will be responsible for ensuring that nanotechnology will be successful in the future of mechanical engineering. A great example is in aviation; aircrafts had no electronics when they first came up, it was almost completely mechanical from top to the bottom but then fly-by-wire got involved and now we have got a whole new term as "avionics". Mechanical engineers can work in industries like thermal power, gas turbines, oil, refining, agriculture, education, automobiles, armed forces, pharmaceutical and other. That true for the college grads tho? Heres a fun exercise: think of every nonresidential building youve ever been in. Maybe if you have 10yrs experience in one area it will be different for you, but as a career starter I cannot recommend it. It's lots of effort for far too little pay back. Sure, engineering isnt all rainbows and unicorns. You're using the aviation industry as a prime example, but I have a better one: construction. Even MSc are losing sheen. Makes sense. In mechanical engineering it's easy enough to get a shitty or a "meh" job, but really challenging to get a good one or even find a career. This is something that you tend to see a lot. Especially with the oncoming and current massive retirement waves occurring in manufacturing. Mechanical engineers design power-producing machines, such as electric generators, internal combustion engines, and steam and gas turbines, as well as power-using machines, such as refrigeration and air-conditioning systems. It feels like mechanical is on the decline since software/computer is on such a sharp incline. A lot of people don’t know that mechanical actual requires some programming when it … EE and CS can make all the electronics and software they want, but getting it do actually interact with the world is where ME comes in.”. I know as a M.E. I feel the need to comment this on every thread I see about EngineeredTruth. There is a ton of mechanical work on a robotics project: materials selection, joint design, power transfer for movement, fastener selection, cooling systems, and overall system coordination. As a result, mechanical engineers can be found in numerous industries working on a wide range of projects. From basic objects like wheels to the ever useful screws and inclined planes, from cars to aeroplanes, from paperclips to ships, from bridges to skyscrapers, t… Future challenges and promising research directions related to the construction of next‐generation TENG devices, … AskEngineers is a forum for questions about the technologies, standards, and processes used to design & build these systems, as well as for questions about the engineering profession and its many disciplines. ... Our specialism includes Mechanical Design Engineers, Electrical Design Engineers, and CAD Draughtsmen. 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