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."
|Acoustics Engineer||Machinery Engineer|
|Aerospace Engineer||Manufacturing Engineer|
|Applications Engineer||Materials Engineer|
|Automotive Engineer||Mechanical Maintenance Engineer|
|Biomedical Engineer||Nuclear Engineer|
|Chemical Engineer||Piping Engineer|
|Computational Toolbox Designer||Plant Engineer|
|Consultant||Power Generation Engineer|
|Design Engineer||Production Engineer|
|Energy Conservation Engineer||Researcher|
|Field Service Engineer||Robotics Engineer|
|Fluid Mechanics Engineer||Test Engineer|
|Hip Replacement Joint Designer||Textile Manufacturer|
|HVAC Engineer||Thermal Design Engineer|
|Hydrofoil Surfboard Designer||Tool Engineer|
Ability to Prioritize & Work to Deadlines
Communication Skills (Oral & Written)
Logical & Creative Approach to Issues
Problem Solving Skills
Background in Engineering Principles & Design
Graduating Engineer and Computer Careers
USAJobs.gov - 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.
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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