Mechanical engineering vs Electrical electronics engineering- which is better - Manknow

A Nigerian Infopedia Blog

Mechanical engineering vs Electrical electronics engineering- which is better

Share This

Mechanical engineering vs Electrical electronics engineering- which is better

mechanical-electrical-engineering

 

Mechanical engineering and electrical-electronics engineering share a lot of similarities when it comes to practice. Mechanical engineering and electrical-electronics engineering has to do with the production of different devices and machines which has an important use. As a result of this, mechanical engineers can work in companies, industries etc. that electrical electronics engineers can work at and vice-versa.
Most at times, someone who is passionate about mechanical engineering can be equally passionate about electrical-electronics engineering. One may find it very difficult choosing between them to study as a course in the higher institute.
Well, if that person is you, then you are reading the right article.

Employment opportunities for both mechanical engineers and electrical electronics engineers

Due to the similarities that mechanical engineers and electronics engineers share, there are some industries and companies that accept both electrical-electronics engineers and mechanical engineers. These include;

1.      Oil and Gas Industries:

Both mechanical engineers and electrical-electronics engineers can work in the oil and gas industries. Although, having separate departments and separate roles to play in an oil and gas industry, graduates of these two professions are paid emoluments of equal size.

2.      Petrochemical industries

Professionals in the field of mechanical engineering and electronics-engineering can work in petrochemical industries. These chemical industries extract useful chemical substances from petroleum oil or natural gas.

3.      Aviation Industries/Aerospace industries

 Both mechanical engineers and electrical-electronic engineers can work in the oil and gas industries. Although, dispensing duties that varied from each other, they are paid almost the same emolument or salary.

4.      Food Processing Industries

Mechanical engineers and electrical-electronics engineers work hand in hand to develop and maintain machines used in food processing firms. These machines are needed to improve greater productivity.

5.      Automobile/Automotive Industries

While the mechanical engineers at an automobile/automotive industry are concerned with the mechanical parts of vehicles, electrical-electronics engineers are concerned with the electrical and electronics part of vehicles.
They are many more places that mechanical engineers and electrical-electronics engineers can work together for instance; companies or industries involved in the production of electro-mechanical devices for commercial purposes need the presence of professionals in both field of study.
However, some industries would acquire only the expertise of electrical-electronics engineers over mechanical engineers and vice versa.

Employment Opportunities for Mechanical Engineers But not Electrical-electronics engineers 

1.      Automobile Industries

In the automobile industry, mechanical engineers have a slight edge over electrical-electronics engineers. As a mechanical engineer, you are expected to know and comprehend electrical principles, at least the basics such as wiring. Larger facets of automobiles are mechanical and a little facet is electronics.
Mechanical engineers are more needed in automobile industries than professionals in electrical-electronics engineers.
Mechanical engineering makes use of mathematical principles, physics, material science etc. for the design, maintenance and operation of machines. There are so many machines e.g. an engine that is composed of mechanical systems than electrical parts and can be controlled and maintained by mechanical engineers without the help of an electrical-electronics engineer.
For instance, the production of commercial simple machines like wheelbarrows, mechanical clock, screwdrivers and many more cannot be done by electrical-electronics but by mechanical engineers.

Employment Opportunities for Electrical-electronics Engineers But not Mechanical engineers 

1.      Telecommunication industries

Electrical electronics engineers work in telecommunication industries. Mechanical engineers can hardly work in telecommunication industries and even though they are found there, they wouldn’t be paid as much as electrical-electronics engineers 

2.      Power supply industries:

Electrical-electronics engineers are the life wire of the power supply industries found in any country of the world. 

3.      Also, there are so many electronics companies that require only the service of professionals in fields of electrical engineering, electronics engineering, and other IT related courses. These companies may not require the service of mechanical engineers.

Mechanical Engineering Vs. Electrical-Electronics Engineering: Which is Better For The Future

Mechanical engineering is an extremely old field of engineering; it has existed for a very long time now. The construction of movable carts which are normally fixed to the horses’ neck, the clocks used then, the construction of trains and many more were all mechanical work. Mechanical engineering is very needed to improve the standards of living.
However, as civilization advances, so is technology advancing rapidly. This is the gap that the principles of electrical electronics engineering ought to fill. Electrical electronics is the product of new innovation. It is the advancement of technology in the future which is already here with us.

A practical example

Mechanical engineering produced automobiles -----------------------Electrical electronics engineering advanced automobiles through the deployment of GPS to the use of solar and not petrol fuels for energy
Mechanical engineers produced mechanical clocks ------------------------ Electrical- electronics engineers produced digital watchs, computers, television, and other electronics
Both engineering disciplines are good, but I think I have made my point here.


No comments: