The ultimate goal of a mechanical engineer is to take a product from an idea into the marketplace. This may sound easy but in fact it is rather complex. In order to take a product from an idea to the marketplace one needs to understand the forces and the thermal environment that the product or its components will encounter. Strong considerations of the thermal environment will result in a superior functionality and aesthetics of a product. This applies to virtually all products, which goes to show the importance of mechanical engineers in our world today. If this sounds like a career path that interests you enroll in one of the programs listed below.