Mechanical Engineering is concerned with the design, development, manufacture, and operation of a wide variety of energy conversion and machine systems. Mechanical engineers utilize their knowledge of materials, system design and control, and production methods to design complex systems such as aircraft, power plants, and combustion engines. They are also involved in developing conventional and alternate energy sources including fossil fuel, geothermal, solar, hydroelectric, and nuclear power generation systems. There are currently excellent employment opportunities for mechanical engineers in a broad spectrum of fields including energy conversion, CAD/CAM systems, robotics, manufacturing processes and biomedical applications.





Related Career Titles for Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineer


Controls Engineer

Sales Engineer

Systems Engineer

Assembly Engineer

Process Engineer

Manufacturing Engineer

Electronics Systems Engineer

Design Engineer

Software Engineer

Hardware Engineer

Military Official

Performance Development Engineer

Quality Control Engineer

Fiber Optic Engineer

Power Systems Engineer

Project Manager

Electronics Technician

Sales Engineer

Plant Manager

Systems Analyst

Field Engineer

Machine Designer

Technical Writer

College/University Professor

High School Teacher


Robotics Technician

Business Analyst

Management Trainee


Test Engineer

AutoCad Designer

Industrial Engineer

Risk Analyst

Engineering Manager


Hydraulic Engineer





Industries That Hire Mechanical Engineering Majors

Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturers

Energy Conversion

CAD/CAM Systems


Military Services

Chemical Companies

Computer and Electronic Products Manufacturers

Computer Systems Design/Computer Consulting

Electrical Equipment, Appliance, & Component Manufacturers

Federal Government

High Schools

Engineering Companies

Human Resources

Medical Equipment Manufacturers

Petroleum & Coal Products

Pharmaceutical Companies

Scientific Research & Development Services

Transportation Equipment

Waste Management & Remediation Services

Automobile Manufacturers

Manufacturing Processes Services

Biomedical Services






Web Sites for Mechanical Engineering Majors


Job Search for Mechanical Engineers


American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME)


Mechanical Engineering Magazine Online


NJIT ME Dept. Bulletin Board


NJIT ME Dept. Job Postings



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