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Believe it or not, the work of mechanical engineers can actually make the difference between life and death. After all, mechanical engineers are the ones responsible for the safety features in cars, the development of medical devices, and the maintenance of aircrafts.

Being a mechanical engineer means applying the basic engineering principles and mechanical processes that we need to create the machines and devices we use every day. Mechanical engineering is a broad area that involves the research, design, testing and manufacturing of motor vehicles, aircrafts, healthcare devices, and robots.

Basically, mechanical engineers deal with any machinery that moves or generates motion and energy. As a sub-field of the Engineering and Technology field, Mechanical Engineering requires advanced knowledge of mathematics, problem-solving (combined with creativity) skills, and the ability to prioritize work under pressure.

Students who graduate from a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering can engage in promising careers in any sector of the engineering industry. Apart from automobiles, mechanical engineers of today are involved in:

• Aerospace engineering
• Biomedical engineering
• Electrical engineering
• Energy engineering

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Ph.D. Auckland Bioengineering Institute

Auckland Bioengineering Institute offers PhD projects in a wide range of bioengineering and medical technology-related areas. You can enrol into our six-month Doctoral Training Programme, where you will have the chance to learn an array of bioengineering skills. During this time, you will have the opportunity to discuss possible research topics with potential supervisors.

New Zealand
Ph.D. Mechatronics Engineering

Mechatronics itself is not a new technology or discipline. It is a new approach by which products can be designed, developed and manufactured in a synergic manner through the utilization of different disciplines.  The PhD Degree in Mechatronics Engineering is offered by Okan University.

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest of the engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers are involved in research and development, design, manufacturing, and technical sales of a variety of products. Degree programs offered include the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). The Mechanical Engineering program is offered at SUNY Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

United States
Ph.D. Engineering - Fluid and Thermal Systems Emphasis

Many of the key challenges for society involve systems that include fluid transport or thermal processes. The challenges include areas such as energy production or in the consumption of energy to the heat transfer or fluid processes in complex systems. This PhD in Engineering - Fluid and Thermal Systems Emphasis is offered by The University of Georgia.

United States