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MY FUTURE OCCUPATION:

Mechanical Engineer

By: Tonnie M.
EDUCATION REQUIRED

Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Some jobs may require a Masters Degree

A Bachelors Degree in a related field may be acceptable

To be a Professional Engineer (in B.C), you must be

licensed by Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia


SUGGESTED POST SECONDARY INSTITUTIONS

University of British Columbia

British Columbia institute of Technology

University of Victoria
General Information

University of British Columbia


4 Year Program (Co-op option available)
- 1st year is a general engineering course
- 2nd year is MECH 2
- 3rd and 4th year, you can choose between Mechatronics, Biomedical,
Thermodynamics, and General Mechanical
Grades required:
- English 11, Language 11, Pre-calculus 11, Social Studies 11, Chemistry 11, and
Physics 11
- English 12, Chemistry 12, Physics 12, and Pre-calculus 12
Tuition: Approx. $10,683.62 (1st year)
- $184.66 per credit from 2nd-5th Year (116 or 118 credits for General Mechanical
option) (excluding school supplies, textbooks, student fees, etc.)
JOB DESCRIPTION
In charge of research, design, and development and/or
evaluation, installation, operation, and maintenance of
machinery and systems in a broad range of industries.
They usually work in offices but may visit worksites
Work is usually 40 hours per week, but may need to work
overtime to finish projects, etc.
Work with others who may have a similar degree.
- Aerospace Industry: Work with advanced materials, cooling
systems, manufacturing processes, etc.
- Automotive Industry: Specialize in chassis, powertrain,
manufacturing processes, etc.
- Marine Industry: Work in designing, installing, and/or
maintaining ship engines, propellers, etc.
Until graduates are Professional Engineers, they can work as
Engineers in Training (can stay as an EIT for as long as they want)
RELATED JOBS AND SKILLS NEEDED

Related Jobs
Electrical Engineer
Aerospace Engineer
Biomedical Engineer

Skills
Communications skills
Team player
Organization and planning skills (time + resources)
Technical and scientific knowledge
Math and mechanical skills
Creativity
Problem solving skills
SALARY AND OUTLOOK
Tasked to develop new generations
Mechanical Engineers Salary Range of machines, vehicles, and so forth,
resulting in a growing demand.
Low $23.08/hour, Annual income of $48,135
Approx. 2,750 current Mechanical
Median $31.28/hour, Annual income of $65,238 Engineers (B.C)

High - $57.69/hour, Annual income of $120,318 Lots of people are expected to retire
(B.C) with plenty of job openings

Job Outlook (in B.C 2015-2025)

Job Openings 1,890

Expected Annual Demand Growth 1.3%


HOW TO BE A PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER

Get licensed by one of Canadas Engineering Associations (a provincial regulator)


- B.C has the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (mainly
referred to as Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia)

Requirements to apply for a license:


- Four years of engineering work experience
- Bachelors or equivalent undergraduates degree
- Competence in English (will be tested with essay and interviews)
- Complete the Professional Engineering and Geoscience Practice in BC Online Seminar
- Passed the Professional Practice Examination (Canadian professional law, practice, and ethics)
- Have good character and reputation (assessed by association)

Benefits of a license
- Highly recognized by employers
- Can now legally practice engineering (without a supervisor)
- You are now able to design, evaluate, supervise (and such) your own product
ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES

Advantages Disadvantages

Good employment prospects Competitive work environment

Lots of mobility (in terms of what (Companies prefer those with more

industry to work at) experience over fresh graduates)

Good pay (with more experience) Unpredictable workload (over time)

As times change, an upgrade to

education may be required


WHY THIS CAREER

Interested in engineering

Interested in inventing new things

Contribute to advancements in technology