Mechanical engineers design, develop and produce many of the tools required by other
engineers. Demand for Mechanical Engineers is expanding to keep pace with new technology.
Representative Job Titles and Areas of Specialization
* See Training section
|Manufacturing/Production Engineer *
||Material And Structure Specialist *
|Energy Resource Specialist
||Environmental/Transportation Engineer *
||Power Engineer *
||Reliability/Testing Engineer *
|City Planner *
Nature of the Work
There are more than 24 subdivisions of Mechanical Engineering ranging from air pollution
control to underwater technology. Mechanical engineers address energy-related issued
like how to convert natural resources into energy. They also design and manufacture
new and useful products.
Places of Employment
|Universities and colleges
||Machine tool design industry
A bachelor's degree qualifies you for many of the careers listed above depending on
the type of courses you completed and experience you gained as an undergrad.
Typically, you would need an advanced degree for careers marked by an asterisk.
If you want to teach and conduct research at a university, you will need a Ph.D.
For further information and/or career counseling contact the UCR Career Center, (951)
The following documents may provide further ideas for exploration.