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What is Mechanical Engineering?

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Look around you at any mechanical machine – from watches and elevators, to cars and trucks and turbines and generators: mechanical engineers have had a hand in designing and creating these machines.

Mechanical engineers are responsible for the conceptualisation and design of machines. It is one of the oldest engineering disciplines, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less relevant today than it ever was. Mechanical engineers have helped to create much of the world around us and will continue to innovate.

To find out about studying Mechanical Engineering at IIE MSA call 011 950 4009 or email enquiries@iiemsa.co.za now.

Thinking of studying mechanical engineering?

If you have always been interested in how things work and how machines function, you might be right for a career in mechanical engineering. Engineers need good math skills, as well as problem-solving abilities and creativity.

Mechanical engineers learn subjects like calculus and physics before delving into engineering subjects like design, mechanics, thermodynamics, and materials.

Why study mechanical engineering?

A current shortage in the mechanical engineering field means that graduates will be in high demand and will command good starting salaries.

Once qualified, a mechanical engineer can look for job opportunities within many interesting industries including energy, biomedicine and nanotechnology.

Mechanical engineers are always sought after and enjoy great global opportunities. There is no country in the world that does not need good mechanical engineers.

As we continue to make advances in the fields of robotics, Artificial Intelligence and clean energy, mechanical engineers will be on the forefront of creating and developing fascinating new technologies. A career as a mechanical engineer promises to be interesting and exciting.

Where to study mechanical engineering in South Africa

IIE MSA is a brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), a leader in the higher education sphere. The IIE Bachelor of Engineering programme offered at IIE MSA is accredited by the Council on Higher Education(CHE) / Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) and is also endorsed by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), the only Statutory Regulator for Engineering in Africa. The outcomes of the degree are aligned to the Washington Accord.

Apply now or contact us today on 011 950 4009 or enquiries@iiemsa.co.za.