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Mechanical engineering is a program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems used for specific uses, including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems.
Have completions for mechanical engineering 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.
Education level of workers with a bachelor's in mechanical engineering
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 mechanical engineering. The worker's graduate degree may have been completed in a different field.
Context: Graduate degrees in any field by undergraduate ACS degree
About 39% of mechanical engineering majors chose to also earn a graduate degree (possibly of a different major). The percentage of mechanical engineering majors who also earned a graduate degree is higher than about 68% of other fields.
The top ten careers for workers with a bachelor's in mechanical engineering
Take a minute to interact with this sankey diagram. Follow the top ten jobs held by mechanical engineering 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!*
What careers hire mechanical engineering majors as one of their top 10?
To the left of this diagram, see all careers that hire mechanical engineering majors as one of their top 10 majors, and on the right, see what proportion of openings for the jobs on the left are filled by mechanical engineering majors.
Explore schools that offer mechanical engineering 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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378 schools offer this award at any level in the selected area.
mechanical engineering is part of a larger collection of programs: Engineering. Is there a different program that's close to mechanical engineering 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.
Here is an overview of race/origin for all mechanical engineering graduates from this last academic year. We found a higher percentage of international graduates in this program than in 85% of other programs.