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Career Opportunities

Mechanical engineers design and oversee the manufacturing of many products ranging from medical devices to new batteries. They also design power-producing machines such as electric generators, internal combustion engines, and steam and gas turbines as well as power-using machines, such as refrigeration and air-conditioning systems.

Areas of Employment

As a mechanical engineer, you can have a number of different job titles, including:

  • Acoustical engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • Design engineer
  • HVAC engineer
  • Fluid mechanics engineer
  • Nuclear design engineer
  • Power generation engineer
  • Building systems engineer
  • Pattern engineer
  • Power plant engineer
  • Robotics engineer
  • Tool engineer
  • Power generation engineer
  • Thermal design engineer

Employment Help

The College of Engineering recently implemented the Frank & Jessie Mosing Endowed Engineering Student Career Development Program, which offers services specifically to all engineering and industrial technology students. Most of the services are oriented to help you with career development, including resume writing advice, interviewing tips, internship and co-op education, and job placement help. Find the Career Development office Madison Hall, Room 105.

The University's Career Services office can also help you build your career — starting while you’re in school and continuing after you’ve graduated. For assistance with writing your resume, practicing your interview skills, and searching for internships and jobs, visit Career Services.