Mechanical and Energy Engineering - Overview and career opportunities
Careers The Mechanical and Energy Engineering branch trains engineers in the skills required for design, trials, calculations, research development and operations supervision in the domains of transport (aeronautical, aerospace, automotive), traditional and renewable energies (production and conservation), thermal and hydraulic industries, the oil sector and process engineering.
Skills developed Engineers having followed this branch know how to:
Produce specifications or a technical dossier for a hydraulic or energy system.
Design prototypes, new products or new processes through mechanical or thermal expertise as part of a design team.
Perform trials, both on models and in an industrial setting, and interpret the results.
Develop global (system approach) or local (mechanical approach) numerical models of fluids, heat transfers and solids, and correctly use these models.
Coordinate and manage the design, apparatus maintenance and exploitation of a system in the domains of energy, processes, transport or the petroleum industry.
Initiate and perform applied research in fluid mechanics or thermal science.
Manage an installation of energy production or fluid management (potable water, heating, etc.) including the management of any required materials.
Manage the material and human resources required for a production, design or research group.
Engineers will be expert in fluid mechanics and in thermal science. They will also have important skills in mechanics of solids, mechanical design and numerical simulations.