Mechanical engineers design and construct machinery as well as individual components. They deal specifically with the problems of power transmission, strength and movement functions. Calculate the mechanical forces acting on fixed and movable elements of a newly developed device and select or develop accordingly the durable materials and structures. Also plan, direct and monitor the entire production process and make sure that the labour, machinery and other production resources are used optimally.
Mechanical engineers work on applied mechanics in automotive as well as aerospace industry. Even in companies of machinery and plant, manufacturers of medical devices and they are also active in the construction industry. Software companies also offer employment opportunities in research and development or they may also work in universities.
Due to the lack of qualified candidates to take up the role, innovative strength of the companies is highly constrained because business in the research and development is getting stagnated. In order to fill the gap, Germany has opened gates to specialized professionals trained from abroad.
- To qualify for this role one can take up bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering/ mechanics.
- For leadership positions and activities in research and development, a master’s degree is usually required.
- For an academic career at university, a doctorate is usually required for appointment as a university professor. The promotion may also be facilitated in the private sector, in research and in public administration.
Since it’s a regulated profession, to practice the profession one needs to have membership in a Country Chamber of Engineers and the entry in the local list of ‘consulting engineers’.
The salary may range between €18,650 – €70,451 annually.