Mechanical engineering is the second largest engineering discipline and one of the oldest. Mechanical engineers are involved in the design of structures and the motion of mechanical systems.
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In college, students study advanced mathematics, calculus, chemistry, and physics among the core courses. They are also required to develop computer skills. By their junior year, college students take specialized mechanical engineering courses, including fluid dynamics, materials science, robotics, manufacturing processes, thermodynamics and heat transfer, and environmental science.
* Based on a 1999 National Science Foundation survey