Graduates of this course hold key positions between engineering and production areas. With their skills, they are able to adapt engineering theory to production designs and shop processes. The work is varied and challenging and offers excellent opportunities for advancement into the areas of tool design, product engineering, quality control, machine design, computer graphics, and sales engineering. Engineering employees find attractive starting salaries with numerous opportunities for advancement.

An advantage of this field is its geographic mobility. Positions can be found in all areas of the U.S., from large cities to small towns. Employment may be found upon graduation in machine shops, manufacturing firms, and consulting engineering firms.


In an innovative field like mechanical engineering, the career outlook is very good. New products are always going to be needed, so people to design them will also always be needed. Jobs are available in small and large companies worldwide.

Possible Job Titles

Draftsperson, Machine Designer, Tool Designer, Product Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer or Quality Control