WHAT IS MECHANICAL ENGINEERING?
Mechanical Engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines and uses principles of motion, energy, and force. An easy way to think of mechanical engineers is they work with anything that moves, from components to the human body. Mechanical Engineers research, design, develop, manufacture, build, maintain and test mechanical and thermal products, sensors, and devices.
WHAT DOES A MECHANICAL ENGINEER DO?
Mechanical Engineers work in a wide variety of industries. Some common tasks include:
Examining and evaluating situations to incorporate potential fixes through the use of mechanical and thermal devices
Utilizing analysis and computer-aided design to develop/redevelop mechanical and thermal devices or subsystems
Scrutinizing machine operations and suggesting improvements, optimizations and fixes
Creating and testing improvements for product, device or process designs
Adjusting prototypes or systems as needed based on test results
Supervising the production process for a product or device
Although not required, MSU Mechanical Engineering majors can add a concentration to align with a specific academic or career interest. Concentrations include:
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Utilities & Renewable Energy
Number of ME graduates placed per industry from 2018-2020.
COMMON JOB TITLES
Learn about some of the most common job titles among MSU Mechanical Engineering 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!
Number of ME 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
Learn about the specific data associated with Mechanical Engineering graduates so that you can better understand the average compensation and placement rates within the major.
Connect with other engineering students by joining a student organization! Some of the organizations related to the ME major include:
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Formula Racing Team
MSU Rocketry Team
MSU STARX Team
Pi Tau Sigma
Society of Automotive Engineers Baja