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How to Become an Engine Designer

Engine designers are trained mechanical engineers employed by engine manufacturing companies, such as motor vehicle companies, for their knowledge regarding designing and planning engines, machines tools and other mechanical equipment. Engine designers should be able to develop and advance engine models that improve performance and efficiency. To become an engine designer, you must meet certain skill, knowledge and experience requirements.

Develop or improve your skills in mathematics and science, solving complex problems and critical thinking. These skills are essential to help you identify complex problems and solve them accordingly. Another skill you will find helpful is being able to comprehend job related documents objectively and effectively understanding them.

Acquire a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering to garner knowledge in technology, engineering, mechanics, design, processing, production and mathematics. You may have to attend training and education from a certified college or university for a minimum of four years for the bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. All this will aid you in employing design techniques, using the required tools and principles employed in precision in technical plans, drawings, models and blue prints.

Gain overall experience and job training that will boost your resume. Generally, you will need work-related experience in the field of engineering and engine design for a minimum of two or more years. Some companies may even demand that you also have vocational training in addition to this.

Compile a comprehensive resume. Include your educational background, certificates and any other educational credentials required by the company you are applying to. Also include proof of work experience such as recommendation letters from the companies you worked or interned for.


Engine design is an investigative career that will require you to work with ideas and think expansively. You may also need to perform extensive research of facts and helpful knowledge in the line of work.


Diana Williams began her writing career in 2004. Her work has appeared in "Hermitage Securities " magazine, among other publications. Williams holds an M.B.A. from the University of Montreal's William Burt School of Business, as well as a diploma in journalism from Grant McEwan College.