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What is a Mechanical Engineer?

A Mechanical Engineer is someone who:

  • designs and improves machines and mechanisms such as: cars, space ships, boats, bikes, disk drives, and printers.
  • develops and adapts Bio-mechanical equipment for: exercise, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, and sport.
  • selects and installs equipment for indoor environment control by: heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning in buildings,vehicles.
  • organizes and maintains computer control of production processes in: food, lumber, paper, petroleum, and textile industries

The above examples are only a brief glimpse of what mechanical engineers do. Mechanical engineers are involved with everything that in modern times surrounds or works for us: furniture, appliances, clothes, computers, vehicles, indoor and outdoor environment, biological organisms, moving parts, motors, fluids, gases, heat and radiation. Therefore, if you consider mechanical engineering for your career you will join the most versatile of the engineering profession.

Mechanical Engineering at Dalhousie:

The Mechanical Engineering program at Dalhousie provides a well balanced technical education. It prepares the graduates to practice in design, research, development, fabrication, testing, processing, construction, operation, planning, sales, and management. The program is very practical and it offers a wide range of lab experience:

  • Computer Applications in Design
  • Machine Shops Robotics Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
  • Refrigeration
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Fluid Flows
  • Solar Energy
  • Heat Transfer and Heat Exchanges
  • Marine Craft Model Testing
  • Stress Analysis
  • Mechanical Vibrations
  • Wind Tunnel
  • Electrical Measurements of Mechanical Quantities