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Women in Engineering: How to Choose the Right Sector

Women in Engineering: How to Choose the Right Sector

“Women in Engineering” movement is gaining momentum. The barriers for women working in engineering are falling, so where would you work if you had the opportunity? Women have typically been offered very limited paths into engineering. While 20% of engineering qualifications are awarded to women, they make up just 13% of the workforce. For more …

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Undergraduates: 11 GOLDEN Career Tips from a Product Design Veteran

This is a guest post from Russell Beard, a veteran design consultant with over 25 years of industry experience. Russell has worked for a number of world leading creative product design agencies around the globe, has run his own design business, launched a product startup and is currently recalibrating after a decision to step away …

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Is Energy a good career path?

Is Energy a Good Career Path? 25 Best Paying Jobs in Energy

Considering a career in energy? Let us help you make an informed decision with this article outlining if energy is a good career! Here’s what’s going to be covered in this artcle: Is Energy a good career path? What opportunities are available for a career in energy? Are energy engineers in demand? Is Energy Engineering …

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Engineering Problems: 5 Hot Challenges for Future Engineers

There are a multitude of engineering problems currently in the world and they will have to be faced over the coming years, and for many years to come. These challenges are related to healthcare, energy sources, security and the environment among many more. However all of these issues have the common goal of improving humans’ …

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Famous Engineers: The 10 Who Changed The World

Naming just 10 of the countless engineers that have had enormous impacts on the world as we know it can be quite difficult. Over the last 100-200 years especially, there have been major advances in technology in all engineering disciplines. Think about it, from the car you drive to work, to the light bulbs and …

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What Do Mechanical Engineers Do? Mechanical Design Engineering Career

Difference Between the Various Types of Engineering “Engineering” is defined as the type of technology and science that includes the design, creation and use of machines, engines and buildings/structures. It is also one of, if not the most lucrative STEM disciplines in the world. Engineering is a very broad term and it covers a vast …

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McLaren Sheffield Technology Centre: Jobs and Graduate Scheme (COVID update)

While the original McLaren Technology Centre is based at the company’s head office in Woking, Surrey, we have seen recent expansion into Sheffield. Even though McLaren is heavily associated with F1, many people fail to realise that the group is a leading light in the world of cutting edge technology which includes composites. As a …

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Top 10 Mechanical Engineering Courses and Degrees in the USA

Top 10 Mechanical Engineering Courses and Degrees in the USA

There is a plethora of options when it comes to obtaining a degree in mechanical engineering in the United States of America. It is very important however, to attend an educational institution that will benefit the student most and result in them receiving the best education possible. Any successful mechanical engineer is sure to have …

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What’s it like to be a freelance mechanical engineer?

Should you become a freelance mechanical engineer? Entrepreneurship can be very lucrative therefore it is no wonder many mechanical engineers think about freelancing/or building their own businesses. The latter has a tangible model and can be achieved provided the investment and the risk management is in place. The former is a little trickier with many …

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Mechanical Design Models and confidentiality

Mechanical Design Models and confidentiality. Don’t get ripped off.

In order to gain insight into our work it makes sense to look at other projects, how they work, what they achieve, etc. Different projects can offer a critical perspective, bring something fresh to the table and an opportunity to improve. It can be fulfilled within the office and it usually is the case. However, …

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Engineering Workplace Culture

Engineering Workplace Culture

Let’s look into engineering workplace culture. Mechanical engineering is a very challenging profession: between keeping up with deadlines, managing creativity and practicality, working in teams on concepts and bringing them to fruition. As a consequence one barely has time to stay on top of their speciality and have a social life that involves something other …

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How YOU could be holding back your mechanical engineering career

Whatever career you choose, the chances are you will initially struggle with many common issues that every job seeker faces. The market, wages and the nature of the tasks you can do vs what is requested, are just a few of them. However, there is another set of issues that many people fail to pick-up …

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How To Avoid Hindering Your Career in Mechanical Design Engineering

As a dashing and aspiring mechanical design engineer, there are several things that can go wrong. This may be during you initial job hunt or your first work experience. Looking back there may be things you could and should have done differently. Therefore, here are few tips on how to avoid self-sabotage when it comes …

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The Khan Academy – any good for science and engineering?

The Khan Academy (khanacademy.org) is something which will become more visible in the years to come especially for those who have young children at school. It is a non-profit educational organisation built by Salman Khan in 2006 with the aim of “creating a set of online tools that help educate students” all free of charge. …

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How to present your mechanical design to the team

Newbies to engineering often underestimate the ‘soft skills’ they will need to develop for the job. Being able to present your mechanical design effectively involves much more than just knowing the technical details inside out. Tips to help you present your mechanical design Whether you need to present your mechanical design to your peers, a …

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Are mechanical engineers neurotic?

Do you lie awake at night sweating over mechanical designs, running calculations through your head, unable to turn off the invasive thoughts of Newtonian physics? Chances are you’re a neurotic mechanical engineer. Neurosis is a state of being unbalanced, overly anxious, possibly deranged. But, surely this can’t apply to your average mechanical engineer can it? …

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Bridges of Communication : Bringing Science to the Public

As news about the Paris agreement starts to filter through the system, the controversial stand of a significant portion of the population over climate change becomes clear as do the conflicts of interest that don’t have to exist. Can science help? When it comes to science,  renewable energy and their economic potential, we are faced …

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Revealed : How Young Mechanical Engineers Get Hired

It is that time of the year again, the time when most freshly graduated students (young mechanical engineers) are looking for their first position. Few will have secured a position before graduating and many will think of taking some time out away from everything before diving into the job market. It is therefore good to …

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3 More Really Obvious Mechanical Engineering Mistakes You Must Avoid

A few weeks ago we revealed 3 silly mechanical design mistakes that you must avoid. Good news – here are 3 more for you! Not everything about mechanical design can possibly taught at university, especially real-world experience. I’ve made plenty of mistakes in my time and here are 3 classic mechanical engineering mistakes you can learn …

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3 Silly Mechanical Design Mistakes To Avoid

One of the silliest mechanical design mistakes I made was to mis-position a PCB supporting feature on an injection moulding by around 3mm. Despite this humungous error, it still provided just enough support and the product miraculously passed its drop test. Engineering by luck! I made this error when I was a graduate trainee, and …

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Is there money in mechanical design engineering

Is There Decent Money In Mechanical Design Engineering?

Is there decent money in mechanical design engineering? The shortest answer possible is: there is as long as you don’t hang out a lot, don’t intend to spend your savings on your two week vacation and have a good retirement plan as well as a good position in a decent company. The more complicated, longer, …

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