Opportunity for Master of Mechanical engineering

Master of mechanical engineering After graduated from Master of mechanical engineering study, we were hired by company in entry level. Soon or later, we will face 2 options in pursuing our career. We may choose technical specialist or we take a structural position such as supervisor or manager. Which one is better? It depends on success criteria that we have. Most structural position or leadership position, will have a little bit technical jobs. They will manage a team consisted a group of people with different background. They will prepare a “score card” in the beginning of year and then make sure their team achieve all “score card” by the end of year. The scorecard will be aligned with company objective. Master of Mechanical engineering career At the other side, if we choose technical specialist career path, we need a higher education, technical training and certification or join technical forum etc to mastering technical knowledge. We may not lead a group of people. This position may not require strong leadership skill. Unfortunately , mostly the quantity of senior technical position is lower than leadership position. There are multinational company that provide a large group of senior technical expert. This group may[…]

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Master of Mechanical Engineering : advance engineering mathematics

 One way to be the best Mechanical Engineer is to train ourself through pursuing Master of Mechanical Engineering. The study will be 3 semesters for learning advance knowledge – including advance engineering mathematics- and 1 semester for conducting research. In Mechanical Engineering, more than 50% study is related to mathematic and physics.  We must understand the distinction between pure mathematics and engineering mathematics. In engineering mathematics, we learn applied mathematics to solve technical problem during equipment design or during field troubleshooting. In advance engineering mathematic, we learn Fourier Series. By using Fourier approach, we can re-write a periodic curve with sin & cos equation. Refer to above drawing, blue curve is original which can be approached by black curve.   In this stage, engineering mathematic can provide nearest solution but not exact solution. It is not 100% correct, but can be 99% correct. In most cases, we are satisfy with 99% correct solution. Another interesting subject is about “forced differential equation” or Forced DE. This subject can be applied to get solution of vibration problem, let say during car shock-breaker design analysis. Common problem is about a spring supporting a part or component (mass m kg, spring damper c[…]

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