What is Mechanical Engineering?
What do MEs do?
[Photo of mechanical engineering student] Mechanical engineers (MEs) find a wide variety of career opportunities in industry, government, and education. Mechanical engineers form an integral part of most industries, including aerospace firms, biomedical equipment manufacturers, energy-generation utilities, automobile manufacturers, food- and metal-processing industries, petroleum refineries, electronic equipment and computer manufacturers, heavy construction and vehicle manufacturers, HVAC manufacturers, and farm implement companies.
Where do our ME graduates
Our ME graduates have careers that take them all over the world and allow them to do all sorts of different things. Most undergraduate students get their first job in the Midwestern United States. Principal employers of our recent graduates include:
- Consulting—Accenture, Siemens Transportation, Shive-Hattery, Stanley Consultants
- Energy—Alliant Energy, MidAmerican Energy
- Food—General Mills, Nestle-Purina, Quaker Oats
- Government—Department of Defense, Oakridge National Lab, NASA, Rock Island Arsenal
- Manufacturing—Alcoa, Allsteel, Boeing, Caterpillar, Centro, John Deere, Emerson Process Management, General Electric, Hon, IBM, Maytag, Micron Tech., Pella, Rockwell-Collins, Silgan Plastics, 3M