Mechanical Engineering (MEEG)

What is Mechanical Engineering? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Links UofA Mechanical Engineering

What is Mechanical Engineering?

According to the Mechanical Engineering department at University of Arkansas, "Mechanical engineers bring objects to life and push the boundaries of what is physically possible. In the nanotechnology field, mechanical engineers are designing machines the size of molecules that will revolutionize the way we communicate, use energy and practice medicine. Aerospace engineers are busy creating better aircraft to help humans travel around the world and into outer space more easily. In the medical field, mechanical engineers are developing new technology that can diagnose and treat diseases more efficiently.

At the University of Arkansas, mechanical engineering students study aircraft design, design nanosurfaces that reduce friction and wear of mechanical parts, and research "lab on a chip" technologies that allow doctors to perform medical tests on tiny samples, like a single bacterium. U of A students have interned with Continental Airlines, Lockheed Martin and the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, and U of A graduates have gone on to work for NASA, Boeing and Toyota."

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Design Engineer Production Engineer
Designer Engineer Professor
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Related Skills

Ability to Prioritize & Work to Deadlines

Communication Skills (Oral & Written)

People Skills

Analytical Skills

Logical & Creative Approach to Issues

Problem Solving Skills

Background in Engineering Principles & Design

Numeracy Abilities

Team Player

Job & Internship Search Links

Aero Industry Jobs

Engineer Net

Engineering Jobs.Com

Ford Careers and Employment

Graduating Engineer and Computer Careers

Jobs at HP

Jobs for Mechanical Engineers - Lists professional position nationwide in the field of mechanical engineering, with links to corporations hiring mechanical engineers.

Manufacturing Engineers


The Silicon Valley Employment Page - Check out the Students and Recent Grads section and the Federal Jobs by College Major for a listing of job titles related to your major.

Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook - The following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

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Professional Association Links

American Association of Engineering Societies

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

National Science Foundation

National Society of Black Engineers

Society of Automotive Engineers

Society of Women Engineers

Miscellaneous Links

Mechanical Engineering Magazine