Stationary engineers closely resemble mechanical and plant engineer in many aspects. They receive practical training in handling power plant operations like monitoring boilers, generators, turbines for generating electricity, etc to be fully operational. Like mechanical engineering, stationary engineers combine physical and material sciences for application in manufacturing and mechanical systems. They are required to understand core principles in many disciplines including mechanics, thermodynamics, material sciences, and properties of structures in different forms.
M.Eng. degree in mechanical engineering or even an accredited BSc degree in mechanical engineering. Apart from bachelors, high school graduates are also preferred for entry-level operator, distributor, and dispatcher positions. Candidates with strong mathematics and science skills with college level courses or prior experiences are also preferred.