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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.

    • Oklahoma Christian University

      Oklahoma Christian University Save

      2501 E Memorial Rd, Edmond, OK 73013
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      "Oklahoma Christian University is a Christ-centered liberal arts institution on the north side of Oklahoma City that prepares about 2,220 students "for the spiritual and educational challenges of the 21st century." Try to schedule a visit in the spring to ... learn more

      Master's University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Rutgers University-New Brunswick

      Rutgers University-New Brunswick Save

      100 Stuphen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
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      Rutgers University's College of Engineering in New Brunswick offers eight engineering options, including biomedical, industrial, mechanical, and ceramic. The school enrolls about 2400 students, all of whom follow the same curriculum their first year. Entertainment options are provided through Rutgers ... learn more

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

      Gonzaga University Save

      E 502 Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99258
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      "Gonzaga University is a "top-notch" Jesuit university that offers a host of degree programs through five different colleges (arts and sciences, business administration, education, engineering, and professional studies). The "intellectually diverse" and "very conservative" students here enjoy intimate classes and ... learn more

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

      Marquette University Save

      1250 W Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53233
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      "The "Jesuit work ethic" is all the rage at Marquette University, where students say academic excellence is in abundance. Distribution requirements are rigorous, with the Core of Common Studies including coursework in mathematics, theology, science, and liberal arts. Milwaukee provides ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Saint Louis University

      Saint Louis University Save

      One Grand Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63103
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      "Prestigious Saint Louis University is a small, private university with a strong Jesuit tradition that offers an "excellent academic environment" at a very affordable price. Whilst it is ranked among the top research universities in the nation, the students remain ... learn more

      Research University, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • University of Houston

      University of Houston Save

      212 E. Cullen Building, Houston, TX 77204
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      Located just three miles from downtown Houston, the University of Houston is a comprehensive research and teaching institution that provides programs ranging from the liberal arts to technology to renowned hotel management program, as well a host of pre-professional and ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • University of New Mexico-Main Campus

      University of New Mexico-Main Campus Save

      1700 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
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      "Excellent programs in photography, printmaking, and a lot more await students who choose the University of New Mexico, a big time research university in beautiful and almost always warm Albuquerque, "the cultural hub of the Southwest." Nearly one-third of the ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

      Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Save

      222 Burruss Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061
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      "The "research-oriented" Virginia Polytechnic and State University - "Virginia's other great university" - offers over 70 bachelor's degree programs in just about every field of study. Students say Tech boasts "a really strong engineering school," a "surprisingly intense" academic atmosphere, ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Land Grant
    • New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

      New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Save

      801 Leroy Place, Socorro, NM 87801
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      "New Mexico Tech, as this "very affordable" state university is commonly called, is a "a great research school" with "tremendous research opportunities for undergraduates," "difficult courses," "small classes," and a "good reputation for academics." "Fairly dull" Socorro is a "small ... learn more

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

      University of Louisville Save

      2301 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40292
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      The University of Louisville is a comprehensive public institution providing a liberal arts education as well as an array of pre-professional programs to over 15,400 undergraduate students. The surrounding town is reportedly very happening, and Johnny Unitas - perhaps the ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • University at Buffalo

      University at Buffalo Save

      12 Capen Hall, Buffalo, NY 14260
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      "University at Buffalo, as this SUNY school is calling itself these days, offers a top-notch education in "just about anything." Engineering, business, and pre-med are the major draws, but other disciplines (especially communications and the liberal arts and sciences) also ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • University of Maryland-Baltimore County

      University of Maryland-Baltimore County Save

      1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250
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      "University of Maryland-Baltimore County is a public school "strategically located" in suburbia between Baltimore, MD and Washington, D.C. Here, students have the big time resources of a state university and the "friendly atmosphere" of a small college. UMBC claims "an ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University

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