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A hybrid of mechanical and electrical engineering, Commonly intended to examine the design of

automation systems.

Robotics

Instrumentation engineering

Optomechatronics engineering

Biomechatronics engineering

Avionics, the design of electronics and systems on board an aircraft or spacecraft

Mechatronics is the combination of mechanics and electronics. It is an interdisciplinary branch of


mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and software engineering that is concerned with
integrating electrical and mechanical engineering to create hybrid systems. In this way, machines
can be automated through the use of electric motors, servo-mechanisms, and other electrical
systems in conjunction with special software.
Mechanical engineering is the discipline that applies the principles of engineering, physics,
and materials science for the design, analysis, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical
systems. It is the branch of engineering that involves the design, production, and operation
of machinery.[1][2] It is one of the oldest and broadest of the engineering disciplines.
The engineering field requires an understanding of core concepts
including mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics, materials science, structural analysis,
and electricity. Mechanical engineers use these core principles along with tools like computer-aided
design, and product lifecycle management to design and analyze manufacturing plants, industrial
equipment and machinery, heating and cooling
systems, transport systems, aircraft, watercraft, robotics, medical devices, weapons, and others.

Overall Focus: Machines, structures, devices, mechanical systems, and energy conversion
systems. Note: Mechanical Engineering is often considered the broadest of engineering
disciplines, with overlap into many of the other existing engineering disciplines, including Civil,
Electrical, and Chemical Engineering. Primary Areas of Specialization: 1. Solid Mechanics
(analyzing the behavior of solid bodies subjected to external loads, stress, and/or vibrations and
using that information in the design and manufacture/construction of such bodies) 2. Fluid
Mechanics (analyzing the behavior of liquids and gases and using that knowledge in the design
and development of machinery and systems that can and/or do influence that behavior pumps,
fans, turbines, piping systems, etc.) 3. Thermodynamics (analyzing the conversion one form of

energy into another and using that knowledge to design and develop energy conversion devices
and systems power plants, engines, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
systems, etc.) 4. Mechanical Design (covering the full range of mechanical-based products and
systems) Associated Professional Society: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
(www.asme.org)

Design
Drafting or technical drawing is the means by which mechanical engineers design products and
create instructions for manufacturingparts. A technical drawing can be a computer model or handdrawn schematic showing all the dimensions necessary to manufacture a part, as well as assembly
notes, a list of required materials, and other pertinent information. A U.S. mechanical engineer or
skilled worker who creates technical drawings may be referred to as a drafter or draftsman. Drafting
has historically been a two-dimensional process, butcomputer-aided design (CAD) programs now
allow the designer to create in three dimensions.

Mechanical engineering applies the principles of physics, materials science and mathematics to the
design, development, research, evaluation, manufacture, installation, testing, operation, maintenance and
management of mechanical systems. It involves an understanding of concepts such as mechanics,
kinematics, fluid and solid dynamics, machines, thermodynamics, materials science and structural
analysis and well as supporting techniques such as computer-aided systems, process management and
control systems.

Mechanical engineering design is the process of devising a system, component, or process to


meet desired needs. It is a decision making process (often iterative), in which the basic
sciences, mathematics, and engineering principles are applied to convert resources optimally
to meet a stated objective.
Mechanical designers, sometimes referred to as mechanical drafters, create designs for mechanical
devices and equipment. Designers may also work with engineers and other professionals to create
or improve manufacturing systems or processes. Mechanical designers have either completed a
certificate program, an associate's degree or both.

Mechanical engineers are associated with the production and processing of energy
and with providing the means of production, the tools of transportation, and the
techniques of automation. The skill and knowledge base are extensive. Among the
disciplinary bases are mechanics of solids and fluids, mass and momentum
transport, manufacturing processes, and electrical and information theory.
Mechanical engineering design involves all the disciplines of mechanical
engineering.

Industrial
Industrial Engineering Defined In general, industrial engineering is concerned with
the design of production and service systems. The industrial engineer analyzes and
specifies integrated components of people, machines, materials, and facilities to
create efficient and effective systems that produce goods and services beneficial to
mankind. Industrial engineers are the bridge between management goals and
operational performance. They are expected to exert leadership in workplace
education as well as analysis, design and implementation of systems and plans for
operating those systems that bring value to the organization. Industrial engineers
identify opportunities for improvement with equipment, materials, methods,
layouts, and they develop plans. Below are examples of fields or careers in
industrial engineering.

UW Industrial Engineers Skills


Engineering Fundamentals CEE, CSE,
EE, ME, MSE
Communications
oral and written

Mathematical Modeling
Statistical Analysis
Human Interface
Teamwork
Industrial Engineering Topics
Operations Research
Production/Manufacturing Control and
Management
Statistical/Numerical Analysis
Human Systems
Design

Power
A Power Engineer is a person skilled in the overall operation of a power (steam) plant or process. This
includes operation of high and low pressure boilers and related areas such as: water treatment, pump
operation, instrumentation, electricity, fuels and combustion, air compressors, maintenance,
housekeeping and refrigeration.

Graduates from training programs may obtain employment as a Power Engineer in most large plants
or buildings in both the public and private sector; e.g., Government Buildings (Municipal, Provincial,
Federal); health and educational institutions; manufacturing, production and service industries; e.g.
mining, fish plants, pulp and paper, electric utilities, refineries, bottling companies, food processing
plants, etc.

POWER ENGINEER 1st, 2nd and 3rd CLASS GENERAL An employee in this
classification acts as a shift Power Engineer in a high pressure plant. He is directly
responsible to the Chief Power Engineer. First Class - A high pressure plant which
develops over 1000 boiler horsepower is classified as a First Class Plant. Second
Class - A high pressure plant which develops over 500 boiler horsepower, but not
more than 1000 boiler horsepower is classified as a Second Class Plant. Third Class A high pressure plant which develops over 100 boiler horsepower, but not more
than 500 boiler horsepower is classified as a Third Class Plant.
POWER ENGINEER 5th CLASS GENERAL An employee in this position assumes
responsibility of the operation and maintenance of low pressure boiler and auxiliary
ventilation and mechanical equipment, usually in a smaller building.