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									          Why Study Mechanical Engineering
The UK education system is respected as among the best in
the world, home to arguably two of the most famous
universities, and a number of world-class centres of learning.
Britain itself is the world's fourth largest economy, with a
diverse culture where differences are celebrated.
Mechanical engineering courses in British universities offer the highest quality teaching and
research and, once qualified, mechanical engineers are among the most sought-after, and highly
paid, professionals in UK business.

What will the course offer?

Mechanical engineering is specifically concerned with design, development, installation,
operation and maintenance of just about anything that has moveable parts. As a result, there are
job opportunities for mechanical engineers in practically every field of work, transport, health,
defence, manufacturing, entertainment, finance, publishing, building, design and research, to
name but a few. Mechanical engineering projects can range from designing heart valves and
artificial limbs, clockwork radios and dentists' drills to building racing cars, jet engines or space
modules.

A career in mechanical engineering would suit a 'behind the scenes' or 'in front of the camera'
type person. The only pre-requisites are high academic qualifications along with a passion for
learning and enthusiasm for making things happen.

How to choose the right course and university

Mechanical engineering courses vary widely in content, assessment and teaching. Deciding
which course to do is no easy task, but your choice can ensure your future career prospects are
met. The basic mechanical engineering degree course includes certain core subjects -
communication, drawing and computer aided design (CAD) and engineering, control, electrical
machines and power, fluid mechanics, materials, stress analysis, thermodynamics and heat
transfer, dynamics and vibration, electronics, manufacturing systems, measurement and
instrumentation, statics and structures. Courses can also cover a number of other non-mandatory
subjects, for example - business management, accountancy and IT. Contact your college careers
office for further advice and information.



Career benefits
A mechanical engineering degree places graduates ahead in the race for quality employment.
Statistics show that mechanical engineers earn lots of money! In a recent study by the
Engineering Council, engineering graduates were found to be earning a median of £24,000 per
annum - that's 19% more than the average for all graduates three and a half years after
graduation.

The mechanical engineering professional can, and should, aim high in their career aspirations.
There is an underlying myth around the profession that the realm of engineers is in 'middle
management'. This myth has always been disputed, and has been disproved in the same ETB
report. The report identifies that engineers and scientists hold more than quarter of leading
executive positions in FTSE 100 companies (as at 3 December 2001). And, due to the declining
number of mechanical engineering graduates entering the profession, there is an abundance of
job opportunities in a variety of industries.

The percentage of women joining the engineering profession is rising each year, yet still only
account for 15% of the entire professional engineering workforce. For those that do, there is
more good news. Recent statistics have proven that women in engineering are actually ahead of
their male counterparts where salary is concerned! A recent survey by EMTA (the National
Training Organisation for Engineering Manufacture) reports that senior female engineers earns
8.5% more than male colleagues, rising to 11.9% by the time she reaches her early 40s.



Incentives from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

It is a goal of the IMechE to actively seek, educate and inform society of the benefits of
mechanical engineering. For IMechE members registered on an accredited mechanical
engineering course in the UK, there are a number of financial incentives (very important to
students!) to make life at university financially easier. These range from undergraduate
development funds, overseas study awards, hardship awards, Third World project awards,
postgraduate development funds and research awards. For more information about the awards,
please contact Karen Frost, IMechE Awards Officer, on tel: + 44 1284 718 617.



Recent Innovations

Thousands of years ago 'mechanical engineers' invented the wheel. Today's mechanical
engineers have created the London Eye - the most modern and advanced wheel of the 21st
century. Anyone who lives in, has visited or has read about, London, will be aware of the major
attraction in the heart of the capital. The London Eye is a massive mechanical marvel that lives
by the River Thames. Mechanical Engineering played a vital part in the design, manufacture and
installation of the Eye, something that was originally believed to be impossible. Now it is both an
extremely popular tourist attraction and an inspiration to future engineers.
There has been a lot of media attention surrounding the Virgin Pendolino train (derived from the
word pendulum) which swings in and out of bends, smoothing the journey for passengers at high
speeds. The Pendolinos travels at up to 140 miles an hour, compared with previous speeds of
around 110mph. Residents in the UK are benefiting from this mechanical engineering
advancement since 2002.

There are a multitude of mechanical engineering advancements that don't make the headlines but
are crucial to our everyday lives, making them easier, faster and more efficient. For example,
medical engineering companies are now developing surgical robotic systems for orthopaedic,
spinal and dental surgery. Environmental engineers in the UK are producing world-leading
technology in emission control. UK based mechanical engineers in the defence industry are
creating an innovative protection system for the International Space Station, among other things.
This describes just a few of the exciting, innovative and challenging projects that mechanical
engineers are involved in.




Here to help you
One of the original strategic aims of the Institution was to be the leading forum for the exchange
of knowledge and expertise in the field of mechanical engineering. That is still what we strive to
achieve today. The IMechE is here to help you.

A mechanical engineering degree is just the beginning. Most engineering students aspire to
achieve chartered status (CEng), which is the highest professional engineering qualification. The
IMechE is your route to chartered status as a mechanical engineer, and to world-wide recognition
as a qualified engineer.

For further information about the possibilities for studying engineering in the UK and a career in
mechanical engineering, call one of the friendly, knowledgeable staff on 0845 226 9191,or email:
membership@imeche.org.uk, or take a look at the website: www.imeche.org.uk.




             Mechanical Engineering Careers

Toward a Career in Mechanical Engineering
If you have an aptitude for mathematics and a curiosity about science – especially about how
things work and why – mechanical engineering may be for you. Study programs in the US
leading to a career in mechanical engineering require a commitment of four years, on average, to
receive the bachelor’s of science degree.
There is a wide selection of institutions and faculties supporting engineering education, all with
differences in size, location, cost and range of courses offered. After taking the general pre-
engineering courses, including mathematics and physics, students are expected to choose an
engineering specialty, such as electrical, mechanical, industrial or civil.



Virtually all educational programs in the United States are periodically reviewed by the
Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). ABET uses a demanding set of
quality standards that reflect the views of experts from industry, government, and higher
education.



Many engineering academic programs today also require a co-op or internship component, in
which students receive some on-the-job experience as a part of the course of study.



After graduation, many career paths become open to engineers. In today’s fast-moving
technological world, engineers who understand technology are in great demand.



Engineers work in areas as varied as industry, consulting, universities and government research,
although the vast majority are employed in the manufacturing and aerospace industries, and at
electric power utilities, material processing plants, transportation firms, and petroleum
companies. The job functions of these engineers range from basic research and design to plant
operations and quality control. However, many engineers choose a management path, where they
oversee the work of other engineers, or cross over into corporate sales of products where
technological expertise is an advantage.



ASME International (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) has 36 technical divisions
reflecting the wide-ranging interests and employment choices for mechanical engineers in the
United States and worldwide. These technical divisions are:



      Applied Mechanics
      Management
      Bioengineering
      Safety Engineering and Risk Analysis
      Fluids Engineering
      Technology and Society
      Heat Transfer
      Manufacturing Engineering
      Triboloby
      Materials Handling Engineering
      Fuels and Combustion Technologies
      Plant Engineering and Maintenance
      Internal Combustion Engines
      Process Industries
      Nuclear Engineering
      Textile Engineering
      Power
      Materials
      Advanced Energy Systems
      Nondestructive Evaluation Engineering
      Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
      Pressure Vessels and Piping
      Petroleum
      Computers & Information in Engineering
      Solar Engineering
      Design Engineering
      Aerospace
      Dynamic Systems and Control
      Environmental Engineering
      Electrical and Electronic Packaging
      Noise Control and Acoustics
      Fluid Power Systems and Technology
      Rail Transportation
      Information Storage and Processing
      Solid Waste Processing
      MicroElectrofMechanical Systems



Some mechanical engineers work in peripheral industries and businesses, such as advising the
legal, insurance, and medical industries. Consequently, mechanical engineering is becoming
more and more multi-disciplinary. Increasingly, engineers must understand other areas of science
and technology (for example, electronics and chemistry), as well as the totality of issues involved
in the product, including environmental control, sales and marketing, and consumer expectations.



The website of ASME International is a prime source of information on mechanical engineering
education and careers in the field. Visit: www.asme.org.
Guide to a career in Mechanical Engineering
What is Mechanical Engineering?

Engineering affects every aspect of human activity - work, leisure, health and education.
Engineers are involved in the design and manufacture of almost everything, from cars to
computers, from web pages to wings, from microchips to motorways. Many recent medical
advances have been made as a result of work done by engineers, ranging from brain scanners to
the drug dispensers used by asthma sufferers.



Training as a mechanical engineer will lead you into one of the broadest areas of engineering.
There are jobs for mechanical engineers in nearly every area of industry. As a mechanical
engineer you could become involved in design, manufacture, research, development,
management or marketing.



Mechanical engineers are expected to constantly improve, re-design and invent equipment, not
just maintain and process. There have been a multitude of mechanical engineering advancements
that don't make the headlines that are crucial to our everyday lives, making them easier, faster
and more efficient. A recent, well-known project is the London Eye - the massive mechanical
marvel by the River Thames.



Mechanical engineering played a vital part in the design, manufacture and installation of the Eye,
something that was originally believed to be impossible. Now it is both an extremely popular
tourist attraction and an inspiration to future engineers. Other examples include medical
engineering companies now developing surgical robotic systems for orthopaedic, spinal and
dental surgery. Environmental engineers in the UK are producing world-leading technology in
emission control, while UK based mechanical engineers in the defence industry are creating an
innovative protection system for the International Space Station, amongst other things. This is
just a selection of the exciting, innovative and challenging projects that mechanical engineers are
involved in.



There is a shortage of engineers the UK, therefore there are excellent job prospects for
mechanical engineers, and currently 70% of graduates go into full-time careers associated with
engineering.
Qualifications

Standards for education, training and professional development of all engineers in the UK have
been considerably revised in recent years to ensure qualifications remain on a par with the best
internationally, and that they also meet the changing needs of commercial and industrial markets.
Today the focus is very much on gaining practical experience as well as academic achievements.



The entry requirement for mechanical engineering degree courses is normally three high grade
'A' levels (now A2) in maths, physics or physical sciences and one other subject. Five GCSE/S
grades at grade C or above including maths and English and in most cases a science subject will
also be required.



Which Course / University?

There are many universities offering degrees in mechanical engineering and there is a wide
variation in the types of courses and specialisms offered within these degrees, so it is a good idea
to check the prospectuses carefully before applying. It is possible to do joint honours with a
range of other subjects both sciences and arts including business and language courses. It is
important that you ensure that your degree is an accredited course recognised by the Institute of
Mechanical Engineers. There are three-year courses, which are full time and usually lead to a
BEng qualification. There are also four-year courses leading to a MEng qualification. In order to
become chartered you need to have completed at least four years of academic study. If you take a
BEng degree it is possible to add a further year of specialised study known as a Matching
Section.



There are also sandwich courses available that include a year spent in industry gaining practical
work experience. In order to become a chartered mechanical engineer you need to spend a period
of time gaining approved work experience after graduating known as Initial Professional
Development (IPD). This usually lasts for at least four years, after which you can apply to
become chartered.

For a list of UK Universities running Mechanical Engineering courses, log on to the UCAS
website: www.ucas.co.uk.
A list of IMechE accredited courses can be found at
www.imeche.org.uk/profdev/degree_accreditation.htm
Earnings Potential

Graduates should expect to earn in the region of £18,000 +. This can rise to £40,000 and above
with experience.



Finding a job in engineering

Many jobs are still obtained through the traditional method of advertising - in papers, on the
Internet, in careers publications etc. Professional Engineering, the publication produced by
Professional Engineering Publishing, offers on average 40 pages of engineering advertisements
per fortnightly issue, the details are also found on their website: www.professionalcareers.net.
The IMechE also produces 'Engineering Opportunities' an annual publication targeted at students
and graduates, which lists companies offering employment and training programmes.



Career Benefits

The mechanical engineering professional can, and should, aim high in their career aspirations.
The recent Engineering Council report identifies that engineers and scientists hold more than
quarter of leading executive positions in FTSE 100 companies.



Here to help you

The IMechE is here to help you. At each university running IMechE accredited degrees there is
an Academic Liaison Officer (ALO). They are there to help you with your questions, to give
advice & provide knowledge. To find out whom the ALO is at your chosen university, email:
education@imeche.org.uk. For further information about membership of the IMechE please
contact the Membership department, tel: 0845 226 9191, email: membership@imeche.org.uk.



Contact details:

Raphaela Kennedy
Student Marketing Executive
Marketing & Communications Department
Direct Tel: 020 7304 6860
Email: r_kennedy@imeche.org.uk
Website: www.imeche.org.uk
  Mechanical Engineering in the Netherlands


Why study mechanical engineering in the Netherlands? There is no one simply answer to
this question. When choosing a profession almost all of us have different objectives. Below
is a list of reasons why someone may choose a career in mechanical engineering, though
this list is very general, and is applicable for many other professions.



- Variety of career options;

- Challenging work;

- Intellectual development;

- Benefit Society;

- Financial security;

- Prestige;

- Professional environment;

- Technological and scientific environment;

- Creative thinking.



The good thing about becoming a mechanical engineer is that you can
concentrate on whichever objective is most important to you, be it
creative thinking or benefiting society and often they can be combined.
But studying mechanical engineering will take a lot of determination.
Depending on which level you choose to study at, studying to become a
mechanical engineer may take you between 4 and 10 years, starting
from master to PHD.
If you haven’t been scared away yet, then read on!

Here are a few examples of why it is a good choice to study mechanical engineering in the
Netherlands. We can safely say that a mechanical engineer has been involved for almost all man-
made things somewhere down the line. This is because we have made machines to support us in
our tasks and often to make these tasks more economical. When you take a look at bread for
example, we find machines all along the way from the corn in the field to the shelves in the
supermarket. But also when we look at medical or drug research, there are machines that test cell
cultures and allow parallel testing of many samples, enabling components to be tested over a
broader field in a shorter time. Further possibilities are expected from the lab on chip technology,
where also important input is expected from the mechanical engineer; think fluid flow and
mixing of fluids. The opportunities are limitless…



A career in mechanical engineering can be daunting and at first glance, there are many easier
options. There are more men than women in this profession, but you shouldn’t let this put you
off and the numbers vary throughout Europe. The first prerequisite to studying mechanical
engineering is good grades in math and science.



And then there is the question of where to do the study. Given the harmonisation of studies
throughout Europe this opens the possibility to do your bachelors at one place and to continue
elsewhere with your masters. This is nice as most of us discover a passion for a specific area
later in the study. So after your bachelor you can then switch to the right college for your chosen
field of interest.



You should consider studying abroad. Learning and understanding more about foreign cultures
and languages will give you an edge when working with other people from abroad.



Now let me tell you a little about studying mechanical engineering in the Netherlands.



There are basically two options, the Hogeschool or the University. The Hogeschool is a 4-year
bachelor education, which is more practically orientated. You will find a Hogeschool in each
region in the Netherlands. Then there are 3 technical universities, Delft, Eindhoven and
Enschede. One serious complication for foreign students is that most courses are in Dutch;
courses in English are more an exception. However, all three universities have a strong program
in the field of precision engineering. This is related to the industrial interest in this array, think of
companies such as Philips, ASML (wafer steppers), Singulus (optical disc mastering), OCE
(copiers), FEI electron microscopes and several small companies and consultancy firms.
Enschede’s speciality is the work in the field of MEMS, in short, constructing mechanisms
mainly with the same technology which is also used in the chip industry, with the aim to
miniaturise mechanisms and processes. Think of the development of the lab on chip, miniature
sensors (airbag). This is only a small number of options you can choose from when thinking
about studying mechanical engineering in the Netherlands.



Information about the technical universities can be found at www.3tu.nl, there is no general site
for the Hogescholen, you must look these up in a search engine.



How to combine mechanical engineering with other interests?

Preferring the research side of mechanical engineering, I found great possibilities in the institutes
working on particle physics. Here is an example of how a mechanical engineer can work in
collaboration with the particle physics community:



Atlas, CMS, LHCb and Alice are a new generation of particle physics experiments, for these
experiments a new particle accelerator is being constructed, the LHC. All of this is being
constructed by an international collaboration of physicists and engineers at the world’s largest
laboratory CERN. (See www.cern.ch) This offers the mechanical engineer numerous interesting
challenges. In the detectors of the experiments mechanics is an unavoidable evil, mechanics is
needed to physically build the detectors but the material needed for the construction interferes
with the particle detection, thus challenging the engineers to use the minimum possible amount
of material to provide the mechanical functions. To enable this all kinds of special things are
being done. Special carbon fibre structures, special productions processes for machining of
structure, as forces in conventional processes are too high, special alloys to allow pipes in
cooling circuits to be made with a wall thickness of 40 μm (half the thickness of a hair). For the
accelerator consisting of a circle with a circumferences of 27 km consisting mainly out of
magnets one of the challenges is the quality insurance, for example for the welds in the cooling
circuit (He 1.8 K) zero error is needed to allow operation. Or just the assembly of unusual
structures shown on the picture is the first of 2 Atlas End Cap magnets.



Mechanical engineering offers you endless possibilities; it is up to you to make what you wish
out of it.
           Mechanical Engineering Programs

Mechanical Engineering - The American Way
The United States offers international students a wide variety of study options. There are several
thousand colleges and universities, differing greatly in size, location, teaching style, and type of
degrees offered. Even in a specialized field such as mechanical engineering, you will have many
options to consider.



In many countries, engineering programs are concentrated in a few large technical institutions –
the US has some 3000 institutions offering accredited four-year professional engineering
degrees, including 235 Mechanical Engineering departments or ‘faculties’. The majority of these
campuses offer studies in a wide range of fields. This type of degree is required for recognition
and licensing as a ‘professional engineer’, for admission to advanced studies in mechanical
engineering, and for employment as a ‘mechanical engineer’. It is comparable to four and five-
year degrees in other systems in terms of the level of mathematics actually used and the coverage
of engineering theory. However, US engineering education differs in several respects. Generally,
there is greater breadth and less emphasis on problem-solving and design skills, with design
integrated into the curriculum from the first year onward. There is more emphasis on developing
communication and teamwork skills, and an integrated approach to the use of computers for
analysis, problem-solving and design.



University-level engineering degrees in some countries take five years, due to the level of
entering students, or the time needed for student thesis research and traineeships. US programs
run for four years, because very few schools require a thesis, and industrial internships, while
popular, are optional. Students who do internships or ‘Co-op’ programs generally take five years
to complete a study program. Alternatively, the fourth and final year of study may include a
demanding design project, in which students deal with a real-world design problem. One goal of
this project is to prepare students to enter a working world in which engineering design,
communication and teamwork skills are essential.



Many countries have three-year engineering programs leading to the BSc degree, where the
emphasis is on applied engineering, and requires industrial practical training. Comparatively
speaking, the US/BS engineering degree has greater academic breadth, with more math and
science content, more coverage of engineering theory, more work in engineering design, and
with industrial practical training as optional.
US mechanical engineering faculties have strong relationships with industry. Every faculty
works with an industrial advisory board, either directory or through the school of engineering. A
majority of ME faculty members have industrial, consulting or applied industrial research
experience. ME students can obtain practical experience through summer or part-time work, or
better, through ‘Co-op’ programs similar to the ‘sandwich’ programs found in British
institutions. The result is the same – graduates who understand industry, their career options, and
what they must do to achieve their goals. There are 170 two- and four-year institutions offering
studies in Mechanical Engineering Technology or related specialities. Two-year MET programs
normally result in an AS or AAS degree, while four-year MET programs lead to a BS in
(Mechanical) Engineering Technology. These programs focus on applied technology,
particularly those used in the construction, manufacturing and process industries. Comparatively
speaking, the selection and academic requirements for European and US bachelor’s-level
engineering programs are more stringent than the requirements for US/BS Technology programs.



Virtually all ME and MET programs in the US are periodically reviewed by ABET the
Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology. ABET uses a demanding set of quality
standards that reflect the views of experts from industry, government, higher education, and even
students. Every government has a review process for university study programs, but unlike so
many systems, ABET focuses on what students actually learn, and whether those learning
experiences truly meet the needs of students and employers.



The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME International) has six major technical
groups and over thirty special interest areas, reflecting the areas and employment choices of
mechanical engineers in the US and worldwide. These include:



      Basic Engineering: Applied Mechanics, Bioengineering, Fluids Engineering, Heat
       Transfer, Tribology
      Energy Conversion: Internal Combustion Engines, Fuels & Combustion Technologies,
       Nuclear Engineering, Power
      Energy Resources: Advanced Energy Systems, Ocean Engineering, Petroleum, Solar
       Energy
      Environment and Transportation: Aerospace, Environmental Engineering, Noise Control
       & Acoustics, Rail Transportation, Solid Waste Processing
      General Engineering: Management, Small Business, Risk Analysis, Technology &
       Society
      Manufacturing: Materials Handling Engineering, Plant Engineering & Maintenance,
       Process Industries, Manufacturing Engineering, Offshore Mechanics & Arctic
       Engineering, Pressure Vessels & Piping, Computers in Engineering, Design Engineering,
       Design Education, Dynamic Systems & Control, Electrical and Electronic Packaging,
       Fluid Power Systems and Technology, Information Storage & Processing Systems.



Why Study Mechanical Engineering in the US?


There is a wide selection of institutions and faculties, differing in size, location, cost and range of
academic offerings. You can also select a school on the basis of its contact with regional
industries. Different parts of the US are known for aerospace, automotive, chemical and
petroleum, computer, electronic, heavy equipment, and general manufacturing industries. Design
is an integral part of ME studies, from the first year onward. Practice in communications,
computer use and teamwork is woven into the total curriculum, and a high percentage of
‘lecture’ courses include challenging practical exercises and class projects. Nationwide quality
standards for mechanical engineering education provide assurance that degrees will be
recognized in both the US and abroad. US graduates are recognized as entry-level professionals
in seven English-speaking systems, and with work experience, may qualify for European and
other international credentials.



A mechanical engineering degree from a US institution opens the door to thousands of domestic
and multinational employers, while providing the basis for advanced studies and continuing
professional education.




Studying Mechanical Engineering in
Australia

Australia provides, with its multicultural makeup and strong democratic tradition, an
excellent environment for students to study and mix in a diverse and tolerant community.
Australia has a proud history of engineering achievement that has contributed to the
richness of experience and skills offered by the tertiary sector. Taming this vast continent
has meant innovative and practical solutions have been at the forefront of the mechanical
engineering experience.



There are 37 engineering schools in Australia most of which offer courses in mechanical
engineering. That might seem a large number for a country with a population of approximately
20 million, but it offers the international student a wide range of choices of location, size of
school and educational approach. A student can study at a large metropolitan university in one
of the state capitals or choose a university located in one of the major regional centres throughout
Australia.



Whilst all the schools offer high quality education, many have a strong research focus, allowing
students the chance to participate in leading edge research activities, whilst others interact more
closely with industry, as students tackle real-world engineering.



Examples of industries where mechanical engineers work include manufacturing, mining, energy
and water utilities, rail, building services, engineering and management consulting, automotive,
aerospace and aeronautical, process industries, bio-engineering and computer software
development. In fact, Australia's first astronaut was a graduate in mechanical engineering from
Adelaide.



Australian educated engineers can be found working everywhere in today's global community.
This is especially true of South and South-East Asia, where large numbers of engineers who have
studied at Australian universities from the 1960s onwards will be found, many now in very
senior positions in industry, or in government, with some running their own successful
companies.



The number of enrolments for overseas students at Australian universities in engineering related
degrees increased by over 300% from 1994 to 2004 to a total of 18,202. Overseas students now
comprise nearly 40% of all engineering students. Overall Australia has 316 first degree graduates
in engineering per million population. When compared internationally Australia has more
engineering graduates per million than the USA, Germany, Sweden and India.



Accreditation of engineering education programs is an important element for the assurance of
quality and the maintenance of standards against national and international benchmarks. The
associated professional body representing a particular discipline frequently provides the
accreditation function for academic programs offered in that discipline.



Graduates of an engineering education program accredited by Engineers Australia are assured
graduate membership of the Institution at the relevant career grade and enjoy reciprocal
recognition privileges offered by equivalent professional bodies overseas. International
recognition is offered by countries such as the USA, United Kingdom, Hong Kong (SAR), New
Zealand, Canada, South Africa and others that are cosignatories to international agreements on
joint recognition. The Washington Accord and the Sydney Accord are agreements that recognise
the substantial equivalence of accreditation systems and accredited programs across international
boundaries at the Professional Engineer and Engineering Technologist levels respectively.



Many universities offer postgraduate studies in a variety of specialist areas of mechanical
engineering. A quick search with Google on Australia choosing “post graduate studies in
mechanical engineering in Australia” will reveal the variety of themes available.



In an increasingly connected global village Australia with its fast growing economy, political
stability and tolerance, excellent climate and established university network offers overseas
graduates interested in Mechanical Engineering a unique opportunity to learn new skills while
experiencing the Australian approach to work and play.



Ian Marshall FIMechE, CEng

Chairman, Australian Branch, Institution of Mechanical Engineers

27 September 2006

								
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