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Career Opportunities for Mechanical Engineers

Mechanical Engineering Careers

Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest and oldest branches of engineering. Mechanical engineers are involved with the design, analysis, testing, manufacturing, control, operation, and maintenance of mechanical systems - that is, any system that has a moving part!

  • The curriculum allows students to study thermal sciences, design of manufacturing, system dynamics and controls, and mechanics.  
  • Mechanical engineers work in a diverse market analyzing problems, designing systems, and overseeing the manufacturing process. 

Professional Opportunities

  • Mechanical Engineering Alumni Success Stories can be found here
  • Starting salaries for Ohio State Mechanical Engineering graduates averaged $66,190 in 2016-2017.
  • Employers of these graduates included: Honda, Marathon Petroleum Co., General Motors, Tesla, Procter & Gamble, CoverGirl, Whirlpool Co., and more.

Co-ops and Internships

  • We recommend students register with Engineering Career Services (ECS), the primary resource connecting Ohio State engineering students and employers. 
  • The average co-op and internship wage for Ohio State Mechanical Engineering students in 2016-2017 was $19.64 per hour.
  • Employers of co-ops and internships include: Abbott, Battelle Memorial Institute, Disney, Boeing Co., General Electric, Marathon, and more.

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