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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.

    • University of New Haven

      University of New Haven Save

      300 Boston Post Road, West Haven, CT 06516
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      The University of New Haven - which is actually located in West Haven, CT - offers a view of Long Island Sound to its students. Much-pursued majors include business and numerous kinds of engineering, and students may choose to live ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • University of Nebraska-Lincoln

      University of Nebraska-Lincoln Save

      14th and R St, Lincoln, NE 68588
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      "The University of Nebraska provides the kinds of academic resources you would expect from a mammoth, world class, state university along with the quality of life that can only be found in the "spacious and beautiful Midwest." And, as if ... learn more

      Research University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Land Grant
    • Florida International University

      Florida International University Save

      11200 S. W. 8 Street, Miami, FL 33199
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      More than 54,000 students attend classes at Florida International University, South Florida's only public research university that has been rated one of the nation's best values in higher education. With top ranked programs in International Business, Marketing, Management, Hospitality and ... learn more

      Research University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • University of Missouri-St Louis

      University of Missouri-St Louis Save

      One University Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63121
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      Over 400 St. Louis companies participate with the University of Missouri-St. Louis to offer internship and coop positions to the students here, nearly 100% of whom are in-state. Students can choose from a broad range of majors and the Metrolink, ... learn more

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

      Clarkson University Save

      8 Clarkson Ave, Potsdam, NY 13699
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      "The faculty at Clarkson University is unusually helpful and approachable, especially for an engineering-intensive school. Students also laud the "small classes" and "great laboratories." On campus, the Greek system is popular, as is the perennially powerful hockey team. Clarkson also ... learn more

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

      Michigan Technological University Save

      1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931
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      "Michigan Tech, which is located in the isolated hinterlands of Houghton, MI, is one of the top engineering schools in the country, and a tremendous bargain to boot. Greek life is part of the experience at MTU, but "to be ... learn more

      Research University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Virginia Military Institute

      Virginia Military Institute Save

      VMI Parade, Lexington, VA 24450
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      Concepts like integrity, duty, self-discipline, self-reliance, and loyalty are all the rage at the Virginia Military Institute in historic Lexington, the nation's oldest state-supported military college. VMI cadets live in the barracks, eat together in the mess hall, wear the ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • San Francisco State University

      San Francisco State University Save

      1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132
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      San Francisco State University is college with 26156 students located in San Francisco, CA. learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • California State University-Fullerton

      California State University-Fullerton Save

      800 N State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92831
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      Cal State Fullerton is located on what used to be an immense orange grove in, sensibly, Orange County. The campus is extremely accessible for physically disabled students, and the school awards more degrees to minority students than all but 15 ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach

      Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach Save

      600 S Clyde Morris Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
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      "At the sunny Florida branch of "the world's leading institution of aviation and aerospace higher education," students become pilots, aerospace engineers, and various fancy-named technical specialists. Beaches, Disney World, and the Kennedy Space Center offer possible diversions, and on campus ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • University of Detroit Mercy

      University of Detroit Mercy Save

      4001 W McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48221
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      Affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church, the University of Detroit Mercy provides a liberal arts education as well as a variety of pre-professional programs. Detroit Mercy operates two Detroit area campuses and enrolls 3,100 traditional and non-traditional undergraduate students. Author ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • West Virginia University Institute of Technology

      West Virginia University Institute of Technology Save

      405 Fayette Pike, Montgomery, WV 25136
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      In 1996, West Virginia Institute of Technology merged with West Virginia University, combining the services and affordability of the humongous flagship state university with the accessibility inherent in a small college setting. Career-oriented programs are offered in both engineering and ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees

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    • There are 336 Mechanical Engineering Colleges.

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