Engineering Science
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Overview
Engineering science is a program with a general focuses on the general application of various combinations of mathematical and scientific principles to the analysis and evaluation of engineering problems, including applied research in human behavior, statistics, biology, chemistry, the earth and planetary sciences, atmospherics and meteorology, and computer applications.
Highlights
School with the highest reported median starting salary ($82K) with a Bachelor's Degree: Dartmouth College
Career with the highest median salary ($126K) where most workers have a Bachelor's Degree: Database administrators and architects
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Careers for program graduates
Engineering science majors work in these careers, which are sized by percentage of majors in the career (at least 1%) and colored by the predominant level of education.
Specialized EngineersSoftware DevelopersSpecialized ManagersPostsecondary TeachersSpecialized Physical Scientist...Mechanical EngineersElectrical and electronics eng...Aerospace EngineersChief executives and legislato...Civil EngineersComputer Systems AnalystsAutomotive Service Technicians...Architectural and Engineering ...Aircraft pilots and flight eng...PhysiciansManagement AnalystsBuilding CleanersSpecialized Life ScientistsComputer and Information Syste...Driver/sales workers and truck...Project Management SpecialistsWholesale and Manufacturing Sa...Lawyers, and judges, magistrat...
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What level of degree do most graduates achieve, and do they match what your goals?
05001K2K2K0-1 Year CertificateAssociate's DegreeBachelor's DegreePostbaccalaureate CertMaster's DegreePost-master's CertResearch Doctorate
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Completions over time
Have completions for engineering mechanics physics and science changed over time? Increasing completions may mean you'll likely have an easier time finding a school that offers this degree, with the opposite being true as well.
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Salary and Debt
Context: median salaries
How does the median (middle) salary for engineering mechanics physics and science majors compare to the median salaries for other college majors?
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Distribution: engineering mechanics physics and science majors' salaries by education level
What is the salary distribution for graduates with a bachelor's inengineering mechanics physics and science by the level of their highest degree (Graduate degrees may not be in the same field as the bachelor’s)
$104K$98K$69K$123K$0$50K$100K$150K$200KBachelor'sMaster'sDoctorateProfessional
We only include salary data when the survey error is less than 20%, so you may see only partial information for some categories.
Is a bachelor's degree all you need?
Education level of workers with a bachelor's in engineering mechanics physics and science
Is a bachelor's degree going to be sufficient to make you competative in the job market? We can look at the education level of workers with a bachelors in this degree to see if there is a likely need for a graduate degree. You'll also want to check out the careers section on this page to where they are employed.
This chart shows the level of education of workers with a bachelor's degree in engineering mechanics physics and science. The worker's graduate degree may have been completed in a different field.
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Context: Graduate degrees in any field by undergraduate ACS degree
About 55% of engineering mechanics physics and science majors chose to also earn a graduate degree (possibly of a different major). The percentage of engineering mechanics physics and science majors who also earned a graduate degree is higher than about 90% of other fields.
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Context: Percentage salary boost obtained with a graduate degree
How important is a graduate degree for earning a higher salary? We can see the difference in salary of workers with a bachelors in this degree to workers with a bachelor’s AND a graduate degree.
41%77%50%0%20%40%60%80%Bachelor's to Master'sBachelor's to DoctorateBachelor's to Professional
Careers
Top careers for those with a degree in engineering mechanics physics and science
Following are the most frequent jobs held by people who earned a bachelor's degree in Engineering Mechanics Physics and Science (which combines 3 programs), though may not be limited to just those with a bachelor’s.
  1. Specialized Engineers
  2. Software Developers
  3. Specialized Managers
  4. Postsecondary Teachers
  5. Specialized Physical Scientists
  6. Mechanical Engineers
  7. Electrical and electronics engineers
  8. Aerospace Engineers
  9. Chief executives and legislators
  10. Civil Engineers
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Careers for engineering mechanics physics and science majors
Where do engineering mechanics physics and science majors work, and how well do those jobs pay? A ** in the job title indicates that the Department of Education recommends this job for this program.
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The top ten careers for workers with a bachelor's in engineering mechanics physics and science
Take a minute to interact with this sankey diagram. Follow the top ten jobs held by engineering mechanics physics and science graduates through to their most hired majors. Learn where it may easiest to find work. Expand the careers to explore other majors that might lead to the job that excites you the most. *For many majors, the top ten jobs don't even include half of graduates!*
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Specialized Engineer...Software DevelopersSpecialized ManagersPostsecondary Teache...Specialized Physical...Mechanical EngineersElectrical and elect...Aerospace EngineersChief executives and...Civil EngineersAll othersThis degreeTop 10 Careers
Where can I complete this degree
Explore schools that offer engineering science degrees and certificates
You can use this table to find schools that offer this program based on location and program level offered. Each entry goes to a school page similar to this one with all our information about that school.
Understanding the columns

The school list includes a few facts about each school that give you an idea of the educational quality each school might offer:

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.

  • Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).

  • Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.

We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually.

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Related Programs
Top 10 similar programs
Following are related programs, ordered by those with the highest number of completions. You can explore a full list by pressing the more details button.
  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  3. Civil Engineering
  4. Chemical Engineering
  5. Computer Engineering
  6. Biomedical Engineering
  7. Engineering
  8. Industrial Engineering
  9. Aerospace and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  10. Materials Engineering
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Careers for engineering mechanics physics and science majors
engineering mechanics physics and science is part of a larger collection of programs: Engineering. Is there a different program that's close to engineering mechanics physics and science that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.
Gender
Gender of recent graduates
Of all people with any degree in engineering science earned in the last academic year, 28% were women.
Gender
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Have completions by gender changed over time, or at specific levels of education?
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05001K2K2KNumber of graduates200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019
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Context: Gender representation
How does the gender distribution in this major compare to all other majors?
13%87%0%20%40%60%80%100%WomenMen
Context: Percentage women
This major has a lower percentage of women than 75% other programs.
Distribution: salaries by gender
Does gender greatly influence your salary with this degree? The closer the bar are, the less discrepancy there is.
$90K$76K$0$50K$100K$150K$200K$250KWomenMen
Context: Salary inequity
For engineering mechanics physics and science graduates, men have a 17% higher median salary than women, This is near the middle of salary differentials within each program's graduates.
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Race/Origin
Race/Origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all engineering science graduates from this last academic year. We found a higher percentage of international graduates in this program than in 87% of other programs.
Race/Origin
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Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
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Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a higher percentage of graduates than in 74% of other programs.