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What Can You Do With A Major In Mechanical Engineering?

 
Mechanical engineering is concerned with energy and its transformations and the design of objects and structures that move. Mechanical engineers are responsible for conceiving, designing, manufacturing, testing, and marketing devices and systems that alter, transfer, transform and utilize the energy form that ultimately causes motion. Employment opportunities range over product design, development, manufacturing, sales, management, teaching, and research. Employers include industrial companies, consulting firms, and government agencies and non-governmental organizations.
 

 

Some Related Career Titles

(To research these titles and more go to: (Occupational Outlook Handbook) and see the related print resources in the Career Services Library).

 

 With aMaster's Degree

Senior Mechanical Project Engineer

Opto-Mechanical Engineer

Automotive Engineer

Architectural Drafting Engineer

With a Bachelor's Degree 

Acoustics Engineer

Automotive Engineer

Biomedical Engineer

Management Consultant

Design Engineer

Facilities Engineer

Materials Engineer

Maintenance Engineer

Manufacturing Engineer

 

 

 

 Career Directions
  • Director of Structural Analysis
  • Electro-Mechanical Test Engineer
  • Facilities Design Engineer
  • HVAC Mechanical Engineer
  • Manager of Operations
  • Mechanical Systems Engineer
  • Opto-Mechanical Engineer
 
  • Operations Research Engineer
  • Product Development Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • R & D Mechanical Engineer
  • Standards Engineer
  • Systems Integrator
  • Test Engineer
 

 

Typical Employers/Work Settings 

 
  • Architectural Firms
  • Construction Industry
  • Consulting Engineering Firms
  • Consumer Products Design
  • Electronics Industry
  • Equipment Repair Industry
  • Government Agencies
 
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • Non-Governmental Agencies
  • Power Industry
  • Research Firms
  • Systems Management
  • Transportation Industry
  • Utilities Industry
 

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Beginning Salary Range

Entry Level with a Bachelor’s Degree: $58,000 -From the Spring 2008 NACE Salary Survey (National Association of Colleges and Employers)

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Links To Professional Associations

Professional Associations are important to explore because many offer student memberships and can give you access to other professionals and their experiences, research, convention or workshop opportunities, professional development and most importantly job databases.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
National Academy of Engineering
National Society for Professional Engineers
Society of Women Engineers 

 

 

Job Search/Career  Information

National Organizations or Databases
http://www.constructionjobs.com/  
http://www.engcen.com/
http://www.engineer.net/
http://www.engineering.com/Default.aspx
http://www.engineerjobs.com/
http://www.engineer-jobs.com/
http://www.engineeringjobs.net/
http://www.interec.net/jobsearch/
http://www.techcareers.com/
http://www.thinkenergygroup.com/  

http://www.topengineeringjobs.com -job board that lists many engineering roles in different sectors in the UK and abroad

 

 

Graduate Schools

Local Programs - Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and other related programs
 University of North Florida
University of Central Florida
University of South Florida

National Programs - Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and other related programs
Auburn University
Georgia Tech  

Other resources for graduate program research

http://www.gradschools.com/
http://www.petersons.com/
http://www.princetonreview.com/  

http://www.bschool.com/engineering-resources-for-schools

 

 

 

Link To UNF Program

The  College of Computing, Engineering and Construction  at the University of North Florida offers a Bachelor of Science in  Mechanical Engineering