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mechanical engineering Line breaks: mech¦an|ic¦al en¦gin|eer|ing

Definition of mechanical engineering in English:


[mass noun]
The branch of engineering dealing with the design, construction, and use of machines.
Example sentences
  • After a common first year there are three specialist routes: signal engineering, civil and track engineering and electrical and mechanical engineering.
  • The result is a serious and growing shortage of skilled workers in key careers such as electronic design and mechanical engineering.
  • Firstly, if you want to be involved in the design aspect of mechanical engineering then you should aim to study at a university for a degree.


mechanical engineer

Example sentences
  • He was also considered as a hydraulic and mechanical engineer.
  • The site currently employs technical and mechanical engineers, chemical analysts, laboratory technicians and support staff.
  • Project managers, civil engineers, quantity surveyors, mechanical engineers, railway engineers, electrical and electronic engineers and structural designers are all currently in demand.

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