What can you do with a major in mechanical engineering?
Mechanical Engineering major careers and jobs
Although it is one of the oldest disciplines of engineering, mechanical engineering is constantly changing with innovative advances in technology. Especially in the areas of biotechnology, material science, and nanotechnology, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects more job opportunities to open up for mechanical engineers in the coming years. In fact, it projects a six percent employment growth through 2018.
So what can you do with a major in mechanical engineering? Many of our graduates go on to work for:
- Aerospace companies
- Public utilities
- Automotive industry
- Petroleum industry
- Architectural firms
- Government agencies
- Academic institutions
Jobs for Mechanical Engineering majors
As a mechanical engineering major at Marquette, you'll gain practical work experience through our Co-Op Program that will set you apart when it comes time to find a job after graduation. About 95 percent of our mechanical engineering majors are working within six months of graduation as design engineers or manufacturing engineers. Recent employers of our mechanical engineering graduates include:
- A.O. Smith Corp.
- Briggs & Stratton Corp.
- Eaton Corp.
- Ford Motor Co.
- General Motors Corp.
- Johnson Controls
- Kimberly-Clark Corp.
A small group of mechanical engineering grads go to graduate school at places like Marquette, Northwestern University, the University of Wisconsin and Purdue University.
Additional resources on careers in mechanical engineering.
Visit the department that offers the major in mechanical engineering.