Mechanical Engineers AHOY!!! Im taking mechanical engineering as my undergrad degree course. I will start to do first year this year. Well, i know everything about whats inside the brochure... I just need some explanation about what goes on behind the scenes. From what i found out from mechanical engineers who are actually working out there in the big big world, they had to prepare espressos for their bosses before doing what they had intended to do...mechanical engineering. My uncle who has a business qualification and is working in an engineering firm does engineering job.... What actually happens out there??? Can anyone tell me the nature of the job? (can it be compared with mechatronics?) Thanks in advance!