What are the differences between a mechanical engineer and a mechanic?

I'm sure (/know) they're two completely different jobs, but I'm curious to know the differences between them...

Asked By: arcticfox97 - 3/19/2012
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Mechanic is a Reverse Engineer. He or She takes things apart and puts them back together with new parts. They fix mechanical parts... More
Answered By: C7S - 3/20/2012
Additional Answers (4)
Engineering is a lot of math, science and solving problems that relates to mechanisms. While being a mechanic you work on cars and engines.
Answered By: Mike - 3/19/2012
A mechanic uses rote learning and experience to solve problems with existing equipment... More
Answered By: Mike1942f - 3/19/2012
A mechanic is a generalized term for someone who works on some type of engine or motor... More
Answered By: Jeff - 3/19/2012
A engineer designs the products a mechanic uses everyday.
Answered By: Matthew - 3/19/2012
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