Mechanical Engineer (Cars)
Gilbert Khoury

About the job:

What you do

If you're technical, creative, and also love cars, a career as a Mechanical Engineer might be the right one for you. If you choose to focus on the Automative Industry, your job will be to improve the quality of vehicles, by either designing new products, modifying existing ones, or troubleshooting problems. 

The tough stuff

As a Mechanical Engineer, you may have to:

  • Face injuries because of handling heavy machinery 
  • Slide under cars, work with tools and parts that are hard to maneuvre 
The cool stuff

As a Mechanical Engineer, you will get to:

  • Enjoy seeing the results of your hard work 
  • Earn a comfortable income 
  • Be creatively satisfied after solving problems
Typical work hours
  • 40+ hours a week
  • 15% irregular hours 

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Math
  • Physics
Best high school track(s)
  • General Sciences
Personal qualities
  • Physical Strength
  • Expressing yourself verbally
  • Problem Sensitivity
  • Dexterity (hands and fingers)
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

Please login or register for free to view more info.

Education stuff:

Education required
  • You can earn a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • You may also choose to focus on the following subjects: Automobile dynamics, Automobile Electronics, Engine Parts 
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities

Video Description

Think you have what it takes to become a Mechanical Engineer for the Automative Industry? Watch our latest Insider Interview with Gilbert Khoury to find out!


Gilbert Khoury currently runs a facility that restores cars, which in his words, is an exercise in pure Mechanical Engineering. Prior to that, Gilbert was the General Manager of Ducati in Lebanon and spent years of his life consulting for global car companies. Gilbert obtained his Mechanical Engineering degree at Georgia Institute of Technology and his Master's Degree in MIT.