Broad Spectrum of Career Choices
Mechanical Engineers can be found in nearly every sector of our technologically complex society: in manufacturing, power generation, materials processing, ship building, and aircraft, automotive, and construction companies; as well as with government organizations and consulting firms. Engineers apply their skills in the design of machinery and products, system integration, testing, analysis, research and development. In addition to traditional activities, Mechanical Engineers are deeply involved in problems of the future, such as the development of new power systems, advanced composite materials, and new methods of productivity and quality enhancement in manufacturing.
Successful Mechanical Engineers have the skills and the flexibility to move into the widest variety of fields as the need arises, and the Department's Mechanical Engineering undergraduate and graduate programs are structured to offer an education that can give a graduate those skills and that flexibility.