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Five reasons to study Mechanical Engineering

For those considering a degree in Mechanical Engineering but need further convincing, we lend our expertise. Here are five compelling reasons to study this subject area.

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1. Future of technology

Mechanical Engineering is at the forefront of developing new technologies for a number of industries including transport, healthcare, construction and robotics. This is an exciting time for technology and therefore for mechanical engineers.

2. Graduate prospects

Mechanical Engineering students enjoy particularly good graduate prospects. The majority enter into professional-level employment or postgraduate study within six months of graduating.

The world relies on mechanical engineers to create and build devices that we use every day, so being a degree-level engineer in a notoriously tough graduate job market will give you a real advantage.

3. Numerous skills

Mechanical engineers have a working knowledge of computer applications, electricity, structures, mathematics and physics. Plus, they’re required to have some understanding of social, environmental and economic factors.

This means, as a Mechanical Engineering student, you have the opportunity to gain a technical degree along with a broad understanding of the world. You could even choose a dual honours degree and combine with another subject of interest.

4. Global opportunities

Every country in the world needs engineers, so there are plenty of global job prospects and overseas study opportunities. Search through Mechanical Engineering courses across the UK and you’ll come across a fair few that offer a study year abroad.

5. Starting salaries

Those with mechanical engineering skills are highly valued in society and the impressive salaries available for graduates reflect this. Money isn’t everything, but to know you stand a chance of earning good money after graduation can be an incentive to study this subject area.

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