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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 Arizona

      University of Arizona Save

      1401 E University, Tucson, AZ 85721
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      The University of Arizona in Tucson is a comprehensive institution with programs ranging from the liberal arts to technologically advanced engineering studies and about 30,000 highly satisfied and highly tan undergraduate students. Famous Chinese dissident and astrophysicist Fang Lizhi continues ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Land Grant
    • University of Michigan-Dearborn

      University of Michigan-Dearborn Save

      4901 Evergreen Rd, Dearborn, MI 48128
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      The Henry Ford estate is the centerpiece of this comprehensive college in metropolitan Detroit, and the surrounding rose gardens and National Historical Landmark designation attracting thousands of visitors each year. Students can choose from 60 programs and the College of ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Fairfield University

      Fairfield University Save

      1073 N Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824
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      "Clear, articulate, and extremely knowledgeable" professors are the highlight of this solid Catholic liberal arts school with a strong Jesuit tradition. Campus social life is reportedly excellent, and New Haven and New York City are both close- by when students ... learn more

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

      Cedarville University Save

      251 N. Main Street, Cedarville, OH 45314
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      "A "vibrant" and genuine commitment to Jesus Christ is what distinguishes this, well, very Christian college located about 20 miles from Dayton, Ohio. Students here attend daily chapel service, learn a lot about the Bible, and observe a strict dress ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Georgia Southern University

      Georgia Southern University Save

      Brannen Hall, 2670 Southern Drive, Statesboro, GA 30460
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      77
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      "Georgia Southern is a predominantly undergraduate school offering a "teaching first" approach to higher education in the liberal arts and professional studies. At this school located in Statesboro, about 50 miles from Savannah, students are active and dynamic, participating organizations ... learn more

      Research University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Grove City College

      Grove City College Save

      100 Campus Dr, Grove City, PA 16127
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      "Grove City College, where class and chapel attendance are compulsory, is dedicated to combining a comprehensive, traditional liberal arts curriculum with "strong Christian values." "The average Grover" is career-oriented and has "a sincere desire to live the Christian life," and ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • University of Vermont

      University of Vermont Save

      85 S Prospect St, Burlington, VT 05405
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      The University of Vermont offers a solid overall academic reputation, accessible professors, and a great hockey team. UVM is particularly strong in animal science and health- and environment-related areas; students report that psychology, political science, and business and management majors ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Land Grant
    • California State University-Chico

      California State University-Chico Save

      First and Normal Sts, Chico, CA 95929
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      "A creek runs through the center of Chico State's beautiful Northern California campus, which is located in a "true college town" 90 miles north of Sacramento. The Orion - the student newspaper - consistently wins the California Newspaper Publishers Association's ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • The University of Texas at Arlington

      The University of Texas at Arlington Save

      701 S. Nedderman Dr., Arlington, TX 76013
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      Obviously the city of Arlington would like a little recognition, what with The Ballpark at Arlington, The Parks at Arlington, and the University of Texas at Arlington. Over 60% of the students here are transfers, and about 100 countries are ... learn more

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

      Michigan State University Save

      East Lansing, MI 48824
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      "Students at Michigan State University have a wide range of majors to choose from-over 150, and if you somehow manage to avoid finding a major you like, the Honors College gives you the flexibility to design your own. "Professors are ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Land Grant
    • San Jose State University

      San Jose State University Save

      1 Washington Sq, San Jose, CA 95192
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      San Jose State University, which is located about 50 miles south of San Francisco in Silicon valley, enrolls over 30,000 students. SJSU offers a variety of liberal arts and pre-professional programs and lists former baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth, and singer ... learn more

      Alternative, Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Seattle University

      Seattle University Save

      900 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122
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      Enrolling about 7,500 students, Seattle University is a well-respected Jesuit Catholic institution that offers a liberal arts and professionally oriented curriculum as well as a focus on personal growth. Students have a wide range of extracurricular options including marksmanship and ... learn more

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

    Facts About Colleges with Mechanical Engineering Majors

    • There are 336 Mechanical Engineering Colleges.

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