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What is Mechanical
Engineering?
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Where do our Graduates
Work?
Mechanical Engineering Is…
• Finding creative solutions to difficult problems!
• Perhaps the broadest of all the engineering
disciplines.
• Almost every industry needs mechanical
engineers.
• Working with motion, energy, forces, and
materials.
• Concerned with analysis, design, manufacture
and operation of areas such as:
Energy
Environment
Manufacturing
Defense
Health & Bio
Transportation
Source: http://www.discoverengineering.org/Engineers/mech_engineering.asp
What are general things ME’s do?
• Design
– Product Design
– Machine Design
– System Design
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Manufacturing
Maintenance & Operations
Research & Development
Quality
Project Management
Testing
Sales or Technical Sales
Professional Schools
– Law
– Business
– Medical Schools
What can Mechanical Engineers do?
Job Type
Examples
Product Design
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Develop new products
Machine Design
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Develop new machines to manufacture products
(including automation and robotics)
Systems Engineering
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Modeling of systems to predict their behavior
Fabrication
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Coordinate fabrication of equipment, products
Develop improved fabrication techniques and methods
Testing and Quality
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Test quality, performance, safety, and reliability of
products, equipment, processes
Research and Development •
Create new knowledge to enable development of new
products, processes and services
Sales
Work as technical salespersons for companies that
manufacture various products and equipment
Work as a general salesperson for companies
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Manufacturing, Process
Development and
Operations
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Keep various plants and processes operating at
optimum performance
Operations supervision and management
Developing new processes to manufacture goods
Other
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Medical School, Law School, Business School
Management
What Industries Hire ME’s?
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Automotive & OEM Suppliers •
Construction Equipment
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Construction Companies
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Ship & Railroad Companies
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Airplane Manufacturing
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Power Generation
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Nuclear
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Alternative Fuel
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Energy
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Utility Companies
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Oil and Gas Companies
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Chemical Companies
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Environmental
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Pharmaceutical & Health Care •
Biomedical
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Sports Equipment Mfg.
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Computer-Aided Design
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Automation
Robotics
Electronics Industries
Appliance Manufacturers
HVAC & Refrigeration
Toy Manufacturing
Furniture Manufacturing
Paper Industry
Food & Beverage Industry
Telecommunications
Amusement Parks
National Labs
Aeronautical (NASA, etc.)
Government Agencies
Academia (Teaching)
Financial Companies
Consulting Companies
Our Graduates Are At:
• Automotive :
• Business
• Energy, Oil, Gas:
• Automation and Robotics
• Transportation & Construction:
• Chemicals
Ford, GM, Toyota, BMW, KIA, Honda, Elan
Motorsports, Bosch, Michelin, Continental
Ernst & Young, Bank of America, CarMax,
Deloitte, Capital One, Accenture
BP, BP Exploration (Alaska), Citgo, Baker
Innotec Automation, Rockwell Automation,
Hughes, Schlumberger, Georgia Power,
Advanced Automation, Factory Automation,
Southern Company, General Electric,
National Instruments, Laitram
Shell, Suez Energy N. America, Scana,
• Engineering Services & Consulting:
Westinghouse, Atl. Gas & Light, ExxonDean Oliver International, McKenney's
Mobil, Conoco, Apache, Phillips 66
Mechanical Contractors, CH2M, Patterson
• Commercial & Consumer Products:
& Dewar, Babcock & Wilcox, Jordan & Skala
Cooper Lighting, General Mills, Clorox,
Engineers Inc, O'Brien & Gere, Turner
Frito Lay, International Paper, Lexmark,
Construction, Slingshot, Pinnacle AIS
Proctor & Gamble, Snap-On, 3M, National
Instruments, Patterson Pumps, Kimberly • HVAC
Clark, Kids II, Apple, Southwire, Colgate
Trane, Underwood Air Systems, Carrier
John Deere, Caterpillar, Kubota Tractor
Corporation, Norfolk Southern, Parsons
• Aerospace & Defense
Air Products, Air Liquide, Dow Chemical,
Eastman Chemical Company
• Medical & Pharmaceutical
NASA, Bell Helicopter, Lockheed Martin,
Medtronic, GE Healthcare, Abbott Labs,
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp, Rolls Royce,
CibaVision, Eli Lily, Johnson & Johnson
Northrop Grumman, Harris Corp, Boeing,
NAVSEA, Boeing, Advanced Armament • Military & Government
Corp, NAVAIR, Pratt & Whitney, Meggitt
Air Force, Navy, Marines, Army, CIA, FBI

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