Talk:Mechanical engineering

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Former good article nominee Mechanical engineering was a Engineering and technology good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
June 26, 2008 Good article nominee Not listed
edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Mechanical engineering:
  • Expand history section
  • Add information from US labor reports Why only "US" labor reports? Isn't this meant for a global audience?
    • Job outlook
    • Salary range
    • Education requirements
  • Add more pictures?
  • Add Professional Organizations section
    • Partial list to get started: ASME, ASHRAE, SME, SAE
  • Add more Current Areas of Research
    • (There is a lot of research in materials engineering, among other things.


hi fnlayson, i think the intro is alright now.

its not complicated and is right to the point.Mecha19 (talk) 16:53, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

You're still missing the point and did not bother to read the Notes above. Discuss on the article talk page as it say. -Fnlayson (talk) 16:55, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

fnlayson i dont know where the notes are?

sorry but i think that the revert before in terms of physics and chemistry was ok but now the current edit that you made is a bit weird :(

the intro is really simple. i searched for your discussion but could not find it. could we discuss it over here.

the intro is really simple actually.

let me know what you think about it :) Mecha19 (talk) 17:30, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

im not quite sure why u removed materials science from the list?
im explaining in a nutshell what mechanical engineering is about, which is physics+materials science.Mecha19 (talk) 17:55, 26 August 2009 (UTC)
You don't seem to get what it is trying to say. The basic principles Mechanical Engineering was based on is stated in the 1st paragraph. The core concepts in ME used today are listed in the 2nd paragraph. -Fnlayson (talk) 19:43, 26 August 2009 (UTC)

yea i got that fnlayson, i wanted the intro to show that the basic principles of mechanical engineering are physics and materials science. i want the intro to zoom in on what mechanical engineering is all about in just a few sentences.Mecha19 (talk) 07:33, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

importance of mechanical engineer in construction

I believe the introduction could be improved greatly.

  • The first citation is's definition of "mechanical"... not even "mechanical engineering"
  • If we are going to use, we might as well use it for the first sentence of the entire page: " Mechanical Engineering is the branch of engineering that enables design, production and operation of machinery and tools. " Fractal618 (talk) 03:19, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

Kinematics and dynamics[edit]

Kinematics and dynamics are both branches of mechanics. So why have a separate sub-heading for kinematics only. I think instead of having a separate sub-heading, it should only be mentioned in mechanics as a part of the list, only. Priybrat (talk) 15:48, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

No, Kinematics is an advanced form of dynamics. It is covered in class(s) after dynamics. -Fnlayson (talk) 15:54, 5 August 2011 (UTC)
They are both considered branch's of mechanics and not each other. I studied dynamics first. Dynamics, is motion of bodies under the action of forces and Kinematics is motion of objects without reference to the forces. I do agree that kinematics is more complex and a celebrated research field but still it remains a branch of mechanics. Otherwise Fluid mechanics should also be given a separate heading. Priybrat (talk) 16:06, 5 August 2011 (UTC)
Isn't this basically due to the fact that these subjects have their own article, and it's an attempt to list them. --THE FOUNDERS INTENT PRAISE 16:43, 5 August 2011 (UTC)
That's what I am saying, Kinematics should a part of the list under heading mechanics. Kinematics also has a separate article. So, there's no need to have a large explation for it in this article. Priybrat (talk) 17:05, 5 August 2011 (UTC)
I was just trying to figure out why things were listed like they are. --THE FOUNDERS INTENT PRAISE 22:35, 5 August 2011 (UTC)
So, whats your say on this ? Do you think the list need to be changed? In the course work section it's written that "Mechanism design (including kinematics and dynamics)" Priybrat (talk) 15:57, 6 August 2011 (UTC)
  • Kinematics text summarized and moved to Mechanics section. Adjust the Kinematics entry wording if needed. -Fnlayson (talk) 16:39, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

Queries - EE class?[edit]

When studying Mechanical Engineering in University, are candidates taught about Electrical circuits and how to apply circuits. Or is this not in the field of Mechanical Engineering? (talk) 17:09, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

An Electrical Circuits class seems to be a commonly required class for Mechanical Engineering undergrad degrees from what I've seen. This is stated in the ME article in the Coursework section (basic concepts from ... electrical engineering). This may not apply to every University. So check the program requirements at the school to be sure. -Fnlayson (talk) 22:40, 14 June 2015 (UTC)
Well do you mean that there is only one lecture on Electrical circuits or that there is a whole series of lectures( a module)? (talk) 17:32, 18 June 2015 (UTC)
  • I am referring to one college class or course. -Fnlayson (talk) 17:41, 18 June 2015 (UTC)


Can you add descriptions of In-field sub disciplines under mechanical engineering topic i.e., the duties done by mechanical engineers inside the job field?

these include: production, design, project engineering, quality assurance and quality control — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:48, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

That could probably be done to some degree, but too much detail would be like a how to manual and not allowed on Wikipedia. -Fnlayson (talk) 13:18, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

Types of mechanical design Tusharyamgar (talk) 15:12, 21 January 2017 (UTC)

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