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Job Exploration: 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

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  • 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

Beginning Salary Range


Other resources for graduate program research:

UNF Program

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