Definition - What does Mechanical Engineering mean?
Mechanical Engineering is a branch of engineering whereby the principles of physics, engineering and material science are applied for the analysis, maintenance, design and manufacturing of mechanical systems. It is one of the broadest and oldest engineering disciplines. This field requires a complete understanding of core concepts such as kinematics, materials science, electricity, mechanics, structural analysis and thermodynamics. Along with the core principles, various tools like product life-cycle management, industrial machinery and equipment, computer aided designs, transport systems, robotics, cooling and heating systems, and weapons are also used.
Petropedia explains Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering overlaps metallurgical, civil, aerospace, chemical, manufacturing, electrical and other engineering disciplines. This branch of engineering incorporates knowledge, analytical tools and creativity to complete hard tasks of shaping ideas into reality.
Biomedical engineering is another field of engineering where the mechanical engineers can work categorically with the transport phenomena, bio-mechanics, bio-nanotechnology, modeling of the biological systems and biomechatronics. The engineers have a wide range of opportunities and their education reflects this enormous breadth of subjects. The engineers are responsible for designing the processes and tools used for satisfying the requirements of the society by combining economic, material and human resources.