• Question: Do you think mechanical engineering will become obsolete in the coming years with the development of electric cars and electronics in general ?

    Asked by Uranus to Stephen, Sita, Rory, Hannah, Brian, Alison on 6 Mar 2019.
    • Photo: Brian OConnor

      Brian OConnor answered on 6 Mar 2019:

      I doubt it, it will just change

    • Photo: Rory Scarrott

      Rory Scarrott answered on 6 Mar 2019:

      No way, everything we use these days is made up of moving parts.
      Mechanical engineers will always be in demand I reckon.

    • Photo: Sita Karki

      Sita Karki answered on 6 Mar 2019:

      Of course not. It will probably get even more advanced than it is today.

    • Photo: Alison Dufresne

      Alison Dufresne answered on 6 Mar 2019:

      Definitely not! Engineers aren’t taught to work on just one type of technology, we’re taught how to approach and build all types!! I’m sure there were many mechanical engineers that helped build the first electric cars and electronics. Engineering will never be obsolete and good colleges don’t only teach you to be one type. 🙂

    • Photo: Hannah Currivan

      Hannah Currivan answered on 6 Mar 2019:

      No. 🙂 Not all mechanical engineers work on cars, and are very much wanted in the space industry. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Photo: Stephen O'Connor

      Stephen O'Connor answered on 13 Mar 2019: last edited 13 Mar 2019 11:51 am

      No – but our approach, materials and processes will evolve.