Mechanical Engineering

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WHAT
DOES A ME DEGREE HELP
ME DO?
  • Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematics, or computer-generated reports.
  • Research, design, evaluate, install, operate, or maintain mechanical products, equipment, systems or processes to meet requirements.
  • Confer with engineers or other personnel to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, or provide technical information.
  • Develop, coordinate, or monitor all aspects of production, including selection of manufacturing methods, fabrication, or operation of product designs.
  • Investigate equipment failures or difficulties to diagnose faulty operation and recommend remedial actions.

*information pulled from ONET

WHAT ARE THE SKILLS I NEED TO LEARN?

Minitab, The MathWorks MATLAB, CAD software, CAM software, C, Microsoft Visual Basic, Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Visio (for a more complete list visit onet.com)

WHAT CAN I DO WITH THIS MAJOR? Check out this document for a quick overview of possible career paths. 
WHAT'S THE CURRICULUM LIKE?

Click here to learn more about MSU's Mechanical Engineering curriculum. 

OCCUPATION & PROFILE DESCRIPTIONS

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KEY MSU OUTCOMES

97.06% Placed

83.33% Employed

13.73% Grad School

116 Bachelor's Degrees Awarded

83.33% Knowledge Rate
(The percentage of grads for whom MSU has verifiable information)

 

JOB OUTLOOK

For more detailed statistics on this career check out the Bureau of Labor

2015 Median Pay - $83,590 per year ($40.19 per hour)
Typical Entry Level Education - Bachelor's Degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation - None
On-the-Job Training - None
Number of Jobs (2014) - 277,500
Job Outlook (2014-24) - 5% (As fast as average)
Employment Change (2014-24) - 14,600


*stats from the Bureau of Labor