Almost every aspect of our modern world is in some way a product of mechanical engineering, from power stations and oil refineries to steel factories and flood barriers. Mechanical engineers are behind all our modern means of transport: air, sea, rail, road or rocket.
But their contribution does not stop there. Mechanical engineers are responsible for major innovations in fields such as medicine and biomedicine. These include robot-controlled surgical tools, ‘smart’ prostheses such as heart valves and miniature cameras for internal explorations. From large scale industrial installations to intricate mechanisms in the field of medicine, they put high-tech solutions in a human context.
Mechanical engineers are involved in the entire process from generating the initial idea to design and analysis, and onward to the development of products, processes and systems. Mechanical engineering offers unique opportunities to combine these various disciplines and push the boundaries of what is possible.