mechanical engineering

mechanical engineering

An Engineer's Guide to Cats

Two professional engineers illustrate the proper care and practical benefits of cats. None of the cats, humans, or engineers were mistreated in the making of this film. They were however, slightly annoyed. T-shirts and other goodies available at: “Art Critic” music is Mozart “Requiem, Rex Tremendae” and song on ending credits is called “Sparky’s New Bike” both from royalty free music website.
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Engineering Department employees, 1962

Some cool engineering images:

Engineering Department employees, 1962
Image by Seattle Municipal Archives
Item 74240, Engineering Department Photographic Negatives (Record Series 2613-07), Seattle Municipal Archives.

NM Engineering intake, turbo heat shield hot/cold hard turbo pipes
Image by onefish2
Installed 11-24-09. NM Engineering intake with turbo inlet hard pipe, turbo heat shield, hot/cold turbo hard pipes.


Question by noone: engineering?
Lately I have started to think about engineering as a career. The only problem is I already have an undergraduate degree and would have to do more undergrad work if I wanted an engineering degree. I am interested in how things work especially electronics, but I don’t know if I have the patience to really understand it. I was wondering if maybe someone could answer some questions about engineering. What kind of skills and abilities would I need to be an engineer.? What kind of people are best for the engineering field? Is the work really time consuming or would it be 40 hr work weeks?

Best answer:

Answer by simsposeidon
Realistically there are many different types of engineers. The term is really overused. I myself am an electrical engineer. My education taught me more about the circuit design level of engineering rather than the practical application. An electrical technician degree may be something you want to look into as they explain the implimentation more than the design. The work hours are typically better as well. A typical week for me is around 55-60 hours on salary without overtime. I am compensated well for this, but am on call to any one of our various plants and could have to travel at a moments notice. Vacation time becomes the onl;y time you can truly let loose and make concrete plans. An engineers life typically revolves around work.

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Q&A: Engineering?

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Question by Nick: Engineering?
I am in High school and I am taking all regular classes and a 4 year pre-engineering high school class. I was wondering if I could get any advice from engineers on what they do, how much they make, how to prepare, etc.

Best answer:

Answer by Christopher J. Holland
This is what an engineer does.
1. You get a problem and a deadline. Your job fix it by deadline.
2. Decide on what you need to accomplish your goal.
3. Make cuts and adjustments based on cost and deadlines.
4. Start implementing your design.
5. Attend weekly meeting to discuss your progress and the progress of others.
6. Bring you project online and work out the bugs.
7. Meet the deadline.
8. Ship the product.
9. Turn the product over to sustaining engineering so when new bugs are encountered, engineers can fix those bugs.
10. Goto Step 1.

How much you get paid is directly proportional to how quickly and cost effective you are in designing your project.

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