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    Do you like to take things apart to find out how they work? Apply that curiosity to a career in mechanical engineering. You’ll learn to design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal devices, such as tools, engines and machines. The coursework includes research papers and gaining experience in a cooperative education program, applying what you’ve learning to real-world projects. Many programs are 5-year tracks.

    Typical classes include mechanical design, materials science, energy systems, thermodynamics, and heat transfer. Some graduates find work designing or analyzing manufacturing plants, industrial equipment and machinery, heat and cooling systems, medical devices, and even work in the fields of robotics and aerospace technology. Some mechanical engineers also sell their services, and in that case, must be properly licensed by the state they’re doing business in. Further education in graduate studies will foster a transition to managerial positions.

    Alfred Hitchcock studied mechanical engineering before falling in love with film. The same traits that would have made him a successful engineer—meticulous attention to detail and a creative problem solver—served him well in the motion picture industry.

    • Bradley University

      Bradley University Save

      1501 W Bradley Ave, Peoria, IL 61625
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      "With approximately 5,100 undergraduate students and a few hundred graduate students, "private, comprehensive" Bradley University bills itself as "the ideal size for living and learning." "It's easy to establish one-on-one relationships" with BU's "knowledgeable" professors and it's "easy, quick, and ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Florida Institute of Technology

      Florida Institute of Technology Save

      150 West University Boulevard, Melbourne, FL 32901
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      Founded in 1958 to provide continuing education for NASA at nearby Cape Canaveral in the year after the Soviet's Sputnik launch frightened Americans into the Cold War space race, the Florida Institute of Technology has since moved to Melbourne and ... learn more

      Research University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

      The University of Tennessee-Knoxville Save

      527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996
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      The very large University of Tennessee-Knoxville has great facilities and offers fabulous academic opportunities by the bushel, including prominent programs in the sciences, engineering, education, business, textiles, and advertising. Socially, students here are not averse to partying and they bleed ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Land Grant
    • The University of Alabama

      The University of Alabama Save

      739 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
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      Founded in Tuscaloosa in 1831, the University of Alabama is more than a football powerhouse. Yes, there are larger-than-life statues of the coaches who have won national championships outside the stadium that call to mind nothing so much as tributes ... learn more

      Research University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Norwich University

      Norwich University Save

      158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT 05663
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      "Norwich University, which was the first private military institution in America and subsequent "birthplace of ROTC," enrolls 3,422 students, all of whom may opt to remain civilians or join the Corp of Cadets. Norwich offers pre-professional and liberal arts programs, ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • University of Portland

      University of Portland Save

      5000 N Willamette Blvd, Portland, OR 97203
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      The Roman catholic-affiliated University of Portland offers schools of business, education, engineering, nursing, and arts and sciences. A good percentage of the students here participate in study abroad programs in Austria, England, Japan, and other nations. learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Lipscomb University

      Lipscomb University Save

      One University Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37204
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      Located in the Green Hills section of Nashville, Lipscomb University is a Christian liberal arts college with 4,500 students (about 3,000 of whom are undergrads). It boasts women's and men's Division I athletics, a 12-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, and bachelor's degrees ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Hofstra University

      Hofstra University Save

      100 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549
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      "Hofstra University offers its largely pre-professional undergraduates superb facilities, competent instruction, and easy access to New York City at an affordable price. The high-profile drama department hosts an annual Shakespeare Festival and New College at Hofstra "focuses on creativity, discussion, ... learn more

      Research University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • University of North Florida

      University of North Florida Save

      1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224
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      University of North Florida is college with 14263 students located in Jacksonville, FL. learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • University of South Carolina-Columbia

      University of South Carolina-Columbia Save

      Columbia-Campus, Columbia, SC 29208
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      Known to those in and around this state capital city of Columbia as "The Real USC"—as opposed to that private institution out in Southern California—South Carolina has seen a surge of interest as the flagships of neighbors North Carolina and ... learn more

      Research University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • University of Dayton

      University of Dayton Save

      300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469
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      The University of Dayton is a Catholic school with a broad set of general requirements that is just big enough to provide self-motivated students with a wealth of opportunities. Campus facilities are on the upswing, and UD sponsors both a ... learn more

      Research University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus

      University of Oklahoma-Norman Campus Save

      660 Parrington Oval, Norman, OK 73019
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      Students at the University of Oklahoma say that football games there are possibly the greatest experience you will have at OU, and that same level of pride extends to all of the clubs and organizations on campus including Greek life ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science

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    • There are 336 Mechanical Engineering Colleges.

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