Missouri University of Science and Technology
Mechanical engineering involves the creation of almost anything that moves or anything manufactured that you encounter, whether it be the car you drive to school, the potato chips you eat at lunch, or the air-conditioning system that keeps you comfortable at home. Mechanical engineers might specialize in manufacturing, controls, dynamics, instrumentation, fluid mechanics, robotics, mechanics, materials, or transportation while others pursue a more general career path or cross-over into other traditional engineering disciplines.
Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines you can enter. S&T's mechanical engineering program is the biggest department on campus; largely because the profession is so flexible and has so many unique opportunities to offer.
Where do mechanical engineers work?
Quite simply, mechanical engineers work everywhere. Diversity in work environments goes hand-in-hand with the scope of industries from which you can choose. You might find employment in a small, local company doing highly design-oriented office work, or on the plant floor of a large international firm, working closely with a manufacturing operation. If you become a project manager, you'll take projects from initial conceptualization all the way to production, integrating your technical knowledge with management skills.
Missouri S&T's Mechanical Engineering program has been ABET accredited since 1950.
Mechanical engineers are involved in nearly every aspect of the engineering profession. If an object or project moves, has moving parts, or might move someday/somehow, an ME will likely be involved.
Mechanical engineers are active on nearly every student design team at S&T.
MechEng's work for big companies, small companies and everything in between.
Toomey Hall, S&T's new $29 million educational and research facility, is home to the MechEng department.
Average starting salary for S&T MechEng grads: $60,838.