Mechanical Engineers

(NOC 2132)

What do Mechanical Engineers do?

Mechanical engineers research, design and develop machinery and systems for heating, ventilating and air-conditioning, power generation, transportation, processing and manufacturing. They also perform duties related to the evaluation, installation, operation and maintenance of mechanical systems.

How to become: Mechanical Engineers

You usually need a university degree in mechanical engineering or in a related field of engineering.

You may also need a master's degree or doctorate in a related engineering field.

You need a licence from a provincial/territorial association of professional engineers to approve engineering drawings/reports and to practise as a professional engineer (P. Eng.).

As an engineer, you are eligible for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program, after three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering, and after passing a professional practice examination.

With experience, you can move up the ranks to become a supervisor.

Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 3 in 20 have a graduate degree.

Where to study for a career as: Mechanical Engineers

Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Comprehensive Engineering Bachelor; Honours
Energy Engineering Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Bachelor of Science (Building Science) - Pathway for Mechanical Engineering Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Bachelor of Engineering (Automation and Robotics) Pathway for Mechanical Engineering Technology Bachelor; Co-op
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Cape Breton University
Sydney, Nova Scotia, CA

Related Program(s):
Bachelor of Science Bachelor; Co-op
Engineering: Mechanical Bachelor; University Transfer
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The University of Queensland
Brisbane, AU

Related Program(s):
Engineering Bachelor; Honours
Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Bachelor; Honours
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University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Mechatronics Engineering Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
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Modified on April 07, 2022

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