• Question: If you weren't a mechanical engineer, what would you be?

    Asked by emmy on 13 May 2020.
    • Photo: Simon Porter

      Simon Porter answered on 13 May 2020:


      I’d like to think I’d be an athlete, or – more likely at my age – a coach. I used to be a competitive swimmer, so I’m fit and used to a lot of exercise training, also, wherever there is equipment there are opportunities for development – sports engineering is a huge business – so if I wasn’t an engineer i’d be… an engineer…

      Engineering is not a job title – it’s a way of thinking. Hence anyone can ‘BE’ and engineer just by taking a thorough, methodical approach to problem solving. It doesn’t matter what problems they are; mechanical, physical, scientific, theoretical – it is all about your approach!!

    • Photo: Stephen Lang

      Stephen Lang answered on 13 May 2020:


      I think I would be a teacher. I enjoy passing on knowledge to young people.

    • Photo: Tom Stewart-Brackenridge

      Tom Stewart-Brackenridge answered on 13 May 2020:


      If I wasn’t a Mechanical Engineer, I would of like to of been involved with car racing and testing. Something involved with motorsport for definitely.

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