Career and Internship Opportunities

Upon graduation, our students are prepared to pursue careers in many areas including design and manufacturing, energy and the environment, robotics and mechatronics, or automotive design and entrepreneurship. Our career service offices assist students in obtaining internships and job placements with renowned regional, national, and international industries/organizations. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) currently lists 36 technical divisions, from advanced energy systems and aerospace engineering to solid-waste engineering and textile engineering. While mechanical engineers can find employment in virtually any field, potential employment opportunities available with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from industries such include:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Biomedical
  • Construction
  • Chemical
  • Entrepreneur
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials and metals
  • Research and development
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Defense
  • Electronics
  • Robotics
  • Power generation

Median Salary :
Entry-level avg. based on average salary (USD) according to
Mechanical Engineer: $73,714/ year
Manufacturing Engineer: $72,769/ year
Product Development Engineer: $76,307/year

Internship Opportunities & Guidelines

The collaborations with local companies and government agencies provide internship opportunities. Although not required, internships can significantly enhance students’ learning experiences. An internship course may substitute for an elective course in the mechanical engineering degree plan. Below are the guidelines for the internship course.

  • Students must present a job offer or equivalent indicating a brief job description, start/end date, salary, and position title.
  • Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior standing 
  • Supervised fieldwork in a job directly related to engineering.
  • The total minimum duration of the internship in any semester must be 200 hours. (this is equivalent to 20 hours a week for ten weeks)
  • Internships must be paid