Mechanical engineering is a discipline of engineering that applies the principles of physics and materials science for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It is the branch of engineering that involves the production and usage of heat and mechanical power for the design, production, and operation of machines and tools. It is one of the oldest and broadest engineering disciplines.

 

 

 

 

 

Related Major Skills

 

Summarize research findings Define problems Report results - written/verbal
Assess risks Analyze data Use laboratory equipment
Perceiving patterns/structures Precision and accuracy Applying logic to problems
Computer literacy Attention to details Evaluate data and results
Apply concepts Organize and report data Utilizing formulas
Inform and explain Gather information Technical writing
Apply knowledge creatively

 

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Sample Career Titles

 

Automotive Engineer Research/Test Engineer Ceramic Engineer
Mechanical Designs Technician Corporate Application Engineer Mechanical Engineer
Maintenance Superintendents Design Engineer Materials Engineer
Project Engineer/Manager Material Handling Engineer Process Engineer
Material and Metallurgical Engineer Sales Engineer

 

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Sample Work Settings

 

Aerospace Industry Engineering Consulting Firms Automotive Industry
Farm Equipment Architectural Firms Manufacturing
Commercial Airlines Heating, Ventilating & Airconditioning Industries Computer Firms
Marine Industry Department of Energy NASA
Department of Labor Petroleum & Gas Companies Department of Transportation
Energy & Fuels

 

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FAU Student Organizations

 

  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Engineers
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Engineering Student Council
  • American Society of Civil Engineering
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers

 

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Professional Associations

 

 

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Job and Internship Links

 

 

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Where to Learn More

 

General Occupational Information

 

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Career Planning Websites

 

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Sample Library Resources

These Resources can be found at the CDC Career Resource Library and/or FAU's Wimberley Library.

  • A/E/C Employers
  • Careers in Engineering
  • Careers in High Tech
  • Careers in Science
  • Career Opportunities in Science
  • Career Opportunities in the Energy Industry
  • Engineers Occupational File
  • Federal Career Opportunities
  • Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers
  • Great Jobs for Engineering Majors
  • Opportunities in Building Construction Trades
  • Opportunities in Electronics Careers
  • Opportunities in Engineering Careers
  • Opportunities in High Tech Careers
  • Physical Sciences Career Directory

 

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