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
Applied Engineering Sciences majors complete a concentration that can align with a specific academic or career interest. Concentrations include:
Supply Chain Management
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Internet and Software
Consumer Packaged Goods
Transportation and Logistics
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
Number of AES graduates placed for each of the top job titles from 2007-2020. Descriptions via The Center
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Ford Motor Company
Michigan State University
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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