Mechanical engineers are concerned with machinery, power and manufacturing methods for all branches of industry. For example, they design turbines, food processors, artificial hearts, engines for aircraft and machines to produce energy and convert it to other forms.
In addition to general mechanical engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineers work on the design and manufacture of aircraft, launch vehicles, satellites and spacecraft and provide ground support functions as well.
Mechanical and Materials engineering is concerned with the selection, processing and development of materials to design and manufacture products and equipment.
Mechatronics engineering integrates mechanical with electronics and computer systems to design products such as robots.
Mining engineering is concerned with the extraction of valuable ores from the ground for processing and utilisation and covers all phases of mining operations, from exploration and discovery through to land restoration and rehabilitation.
Mining and geotechnical engineering incorporates soil mechanics, rock mechanics and engineering geology in mining engineering.