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A Major in Mechanical Engineering

Description of Major 

This engineering major educates students about the principles of force, energy and motion to design, manufacture and operate machines and mechanical processes for the good of mankind.

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Employment Opportunities 

Graduates are prepared for a wide range of engineering positions with automotive, machine tools, aerospace, biomedical, chemical, consumer products and defense companies, and as well as federal laboratories and agencies.  A variety of jobs are available for mechanical engineering graduates, including:

Automotive Engineer  Biomedical Engineer
Circuit Design Engineer Control Engineer 
Decontamination Engineer  Design Engineer 
Development Engineer  Engineering Professor
Field Service Engineer  Industrial Engineer 
Instrument Engineer  Manufacturing Engineer
Materials Engineer  Mechanical Drafter 
Mechanical Engineer  Mechanical Research Engineer
Nuclear Engineer Operations Engineer 
Packaging Engineer  Plant Engineer
Quality Control Engineer  Safety Engineer 
Solar Energy Systems Designer Systems Analyst 
Systems Design Engineer  Technical Writer
Test Engineer Tool Designer
Utilization Engineer Value Engineer