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Mechanical engineering is a branch of engineering concerned primarily with the industrial application of mechanics and the production of tools, machinery and their products. Mechanical engineers are typically involved with the generation, distribution, and use of energy; the processing of materials; the control and automation of manufacturing systems; the design and development of machines; and the solutions to environmental problems. Research, testing, manufacturing, operations, marketing and administration are other key activities associated with mechanical engineers. Through analysis, modeling, design, and synthesis, they solve problems to improve people's quality of life.
Students of mechanical engineering learn about the machines that bring convenience and excitement to people's lives. They study the physics that make roller coasters loop and planes fly. They learn about the properties of materials that can withstand the heat of the sun and the cold of outer space. And they discover the secrets behind control systems such as the cruise control in a car.
Students of mechanical engineering are usually creative, reliable and versatile. They work well in a team, and they have a good understanding of English and mathematics.
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