This is one of the largest, broadest, and oldest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers use the principle of energy, material and mechanics to design and manufacture machines and devices of all types. They create the processes and systems that drive technology and industry.

Mechanics, energy, heat, mathematics, engineering science, design and manufacturing form the foundation of mechanical engineering.

All Engineering courses have duration of five (5) years.

Subject Combination

English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry


Mechanical engineers work on power-producing machines such as electric generators, internal combustion engines, steam and gas turbines. They also work on power-using machine tools, material-handling systems, elevators and escalators, industrial production equipment, and robots.

Mechanical engineers work in manufacturing or agricultural production, maintenance or technical sales, many become administrators and managers.

Essential skills for Engineers

  • Effective technical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Creativity
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Project management skills
  • Critical and analytical thinking
  • Computer skills
  • Good knowledge of mathematics and physics

Read: The overview – Engineering