I aspire to become a mechanical engineer, should I learn to program?

Updated on : January 17, 2022 by Rodolfo Madden



I aspire to become a mechanical engineer, should I learn to program?

The importance of scheduling in the modern automotive and mechanical industry is paramount and growing.

If you have a good command of programming, regardless of your domain of expertise, you can develop and grow in that particular domain. Programming can allow you to work much faster and find more creative solutions than other people who don't know how to code.

Many mechanical and automotive engineers are expanding their skills beyond general study with new tools of choice. If you are good at programming or want to make programming your domain then you should start with MATLAB and Pytho

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The importance of scheduling in the modern automotive and mechanical industry is paramount and growing.

If you have a good command of programming, regardless of your domain of expertise, you can develop and grow in that particular domain. Programming can allow you to work much faster and find more creative solutions than other people who don't know how to code.

Many mechanical and automotive engineers are expanding their skills beyond general study with new tools of choice. If you are good at programming or want to make programming your domain, then you should start with MATLAB and Python.

Additionally, giant software companies like Google and Facebook hire mechanical engineers to design and evaluate data center systems, contribute to research and project planning.

Therefore, engineers who know programming languages ​​like MATLAB / Python are in demand.

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Believe me, it is important. Personally, I didn't pay attention to them while I was in college. But now I am preparing for government jobs. It will be great to have a work side by side while slowly moving towards a higher goal. So I started learning Java as I had knowledge of the basic c program. Surely it would be great if I had started a little earlier. But hey, it's never too late. Now coming to some important points

  1. You will have a better chance of being hired on campus if you have a background in computer language.
  2. Once you get used to a certain language, it will be fun.
  3. You can earn some money sid
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Believe me, it is important. Personally, I didn't pay attention to them while I was in college. But now I am preparing for government jobs. It will be great to have a work side by side while slowly moving towards a higher goal. So I started learning Java as I had knowledge of the basic c program. Surely it would be great if I had started a little earlier. But hey, it's never too late. Now coming to some important points

  1. You will have a better chance of being hired on campus if you have a background in computer language.
  2. Once you get used to a certain language, it will be fun.
  3. You can earn some money while doing other studies by participating in contests like hackathons.
  4. If it generates too much interest, you can choose a career outside of it. And trust me, you get a lot of opportunities in this field after being hired by a company.
  5. You may not understand it now, but if you are really developing an interest in coding, it can change your life, attitude, and much more in a positive way.

So no need to learn programming if you really love mechanical stuff (me) (except for some part of machine dynamics) but it sure will help you in a lot of ways. Thanks. Happy learning. Keep visiting quora.

I guess it's not about learning to code to get a job in the information technology industry.

Programming is not always beneficial for mechanical and civil engineers. Still, scheduling can make you earn more salary than a CS guy makes on Google or Facebook.

Programming in CE and ME can be done for core software development, system modeling, and machine learning.

Of which, core software development is the highest paying job. You can enter the R&D of Autodesk, Bentley, BMW, Boeing, CSI and other related companies and earn more than Rs 1 million per year.

Machine learning is commonly used to

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I guess it's not about learning to code to get a job in the information technology industry.

Programming is not always beneficial for mechanical and civil engineers. Still, scheduling can make you earn more salary than a CS guy makes on Google or Facebook.

Programming in CE and ME can be done for core software development, system modeling, and machine learning.

Of which, core software development is the highest paying job. You can enter the R&D of Autodesk, Bentley, BMW, Boeing, CSI and other related companies and earn more than Rs 1 million per year.

Machine learning is typically used for research purposes, Autodesk R&D developed a machine learning model to solve CFD problems. ML can save you computational costs compared to conventional programming.

System modeling is usually done through software, but in some special situations these software fail miserably. In this situation, CEs or MEs develop specialized software for the required purpose.

Please note that programming in the core disciplines can only be done by students who have proficiency knowledge, therefore computer engineering students fail in these fields.

My friend was a mechanical engineer, he had to learn some basic scripts (Python) for some parts of his work. Eventually he learned to program and became a hardware engineer.

That said, it can't do any harm, although it's not required in most mechanical engineering jobs (and many won't get a chance to use it either), it will open a few additional doors. If you enjoy it, you could even move further towards computer hardware or at least computer systems that integrate with the mechanical aspects.

Computers are a huge part of our world and it's hard to find many

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My friend was a mechanical engineer, he had to learn some basic scripts (Python) for some parts of his work. Eventually he learned to program and became a hardware engineer.

That said, it can't do any harm, although it's not required in most mechanical engineering jobs (and many won't get a chance to use it either), it will open a few additional doors. If you enjoy it, you could even move further towards computer hardware or at least computer systems that integrate with the mechanical aspects.

Computers are a huge part of our world, and it's hard to find many mechanical systems that don't have at least one computer (you'll likely have to learn at least a few basics at some point).

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With the e-book mentioned in the following post, any child going to school can and can learn it well too. For beginners, it is the best resource to learn and get confident in programming quickly.

Friend, there are no limits to learning! Even though you are aspiring to become a mechanical engineer, you also have an affinity for coding (otherwise you wouldn't have asked this question :)). Keep learning coding if you are really interested! I have friends who are mechanical engineers and they also know programming very well. But be careful not to make it your profession (I have seen people in my profession who have a mechanical background and most of them are not happy to be here), after all you will be expected to be good at engines, not computers, but may

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Friend, there are no limits to learning! Even though you are aspiring to become a mechanical engineer, you also have an affinity for coding (otherwise you wouldn't have asked this question :)). Keep learning coding if you are really interested! I have friends who are mechanical engineers and they also know programming very well. But be careful not to make it your profession (I have seen people in my profession who have a mechanical background and most of them are not happy to be here), after all you will be expected to be good at engines, not computers, but It can definitely be to your advantage to have a good understanding of how motors are programmed internally.

To operate a CNC machine, you will need a program ...

As a mechanical engineer, whether you are in the design or manufacturing field or in the maintenance department. From the industry, you will have to face problems related to CNC m / c.

The operator knows nothing about how the CNC works and how to fix the program. So, he will call the engineer directly ... So knowledge of basic programming is essential even for a mechanical engineer ...

In the automation industry, there are robots that run on programs, so to cope with that, you also need programming knowledge ...

Yes, it is very necessary. You could end up working somewhere where your production line has kukka robots that would need programming. Or it may be responsible for a control system. Some kind of programming experience would be crucial in such a case, it could determine whether you get the job or not. Most companies prefer to hire an engineer, that is, a mechanical engineer, who can understand all of that, than to hire a mechanical engineer, an automation engineer, and a control systems engineer. This is not my opinion. It's reality.

Coding is about automating things. Coding itself is nothing but useful when we apply it in different fields to increase efficiency.

Think of a library, due to programming and automation we know where each and every library book can be found, when a book needs to be returned. In earlier times, being a librarian was a difficult task, not so much now.

Think about how banking systems evolved, the autopilot of an airplane to the ICU of a modern vehicle involves automation through coding.

Coding is not a vertical field but a horizontal one and its application everywhere is to increase the

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Coding is about automating things. Coding itself is nothing but useful when we apply it in different fields to increase efficiency.

Think of a library, due to programming and automation we know where each and every library book can be found, when a book needs to be returned. In earlier times, being a librarian was a difficult task, not so much now.

Think about how banking systems evolved, the autopilot of an airplane to the ICU of a modern vehicle involves automation through coding.

Coding is not a vertical but a horizontal field and its application everywhere is to increase efficiency and there are certainly so many applications of mechanical engineering whose efficiency can be increased.

Consider graphing a 2-D temperature field as the result of a 2-D heat conduction equation. You can't really graph it on a computer until you solve it using some dictated algebraic form of the governing differential equation. To iterate until the solution converges, you must write a program. I just gave you a simple example. Practically, coding is the backbone of computational simulations and estimation of numerical data.

Learning something is never in vain. If you have a personal interest in programming then you should learn to code, but IF you have big plans with your mechanical engineering, don't waste time coding.
Making your mind lose focus on your goal is the dumbest thing you can do while learning.
Treat programming as a secondary topic, having basic programming knowledge is enough if you feel like you just need to stay on your stream.

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