APPLIED ENGINEERING SCIENCES 

WHAT IS APPLIED ENGINEERING SCIENCES?

AES represents an interdisciplinary approach to engineering that includes a mixture of technical, scientific, and analytical skills to solve business challenges. Sometimes this major is referred to as “industrial engineering” which most closely aligns with operations and supply chain. The concentration a student chooses helps narrow the focus within the major and can influence job titles and career paths.

WHAT DOES AN APPLIED ENGINEERING SCIENCES GRADUATE DO?

Applied Engineering Sciences graduates work in a wide variety of industries. Some common tasks include: 

  • Creating efficiencies for manufacturing and organizational operations

  • Maintaining systems and machinery within a factory or plant

  • Analyzing data and methods to predict and and create solutions to improve a company's delivery of products and services 

  • Ensuring adherence to quality standards; implements methods to inspect, test, and evaluate reliability and efficiency

  • Researching and developing ideas for new products and systems

  • Negotiating and purchasing materials, supplies and equipment 

  • Selling complex scientific and technological products or services

CONCENTRATIONS

 Applied Engineering Sciences majors complete a concentration that can align with a specific academic or career interest. Concentrations include:

Business Analytics

Business Law

Computer Science

Packaging

Supply Chain Management

Technical Sales

TOP INDUSTRIES

Explore the most common industries associated with MSU Applied Engineering Sciences graduates. Determine which industries fit you best in order to guide your search for job titles and companies you may want to work for!

Manufacturing

Automotive

Internet and Software

Aerospace

Consumer Packaged Goods

Transportation and Logistics

Management Consulting

Number of AES graduates placed per industry from 2018-2020. 

COMMON JOB TITLES

Learn about some of the most common job titles among MSU Applied Engineering Sciences graduates. Utilize Handshake to search for the specific job titles that interest you the most and see the specific skills and experiences employers are looking for so that you can start developing them now!

Supply Chain Analyst

Sales Engineer

Buyer

Procurement Specialist

Area Manager

Software Engineer

Industrial Engineer

Design Engineer

Number of AES graduates placed for each of the top job titles from 2007-2020. Descriptions via The Center

TOP EMPLOYERS

Discover the most common employers of MSU Applied Engineering Sciences graduates. See which companies interest you the most and start connecting with them via Handshake, LinkedIn or on their website!  

General Motors

Ford Motor Company

Amazon

Parker Hannifin

Michigan State University

Steelcase

Rocket Companies

PepsiCo

Microsoft

Johnson Controls

Number of AES graduates placed for the top full time employers from 2018-2020. Descriptions via LinkedIn and Handshake

DESTINATION DATA

Learn about the specific data associated with Applied Engineering Sciences graduates so that you can better understand the average compensation and placement rates within the major.   

95.2%
Placement Rate
(Employment/Education)

$67,384
Average Starting
Salary

$19.00/hr
Intern Average
Hourly Wage 

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STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

Connect with other engineering students by joining a student organization! Some of the organizations related to the AES major include:

Society for Engineering Management

Society of Applied Engineering Sciences 

Supply Chain Management Association

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ADVISING APPOINTMENT

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