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What Can I Do With This Major for Majors in Engineering - Mechanical and Aerospace



Engineering is a profession in which knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences is applied to develop ways to use the materials and forces of nature economically for the benefit of humanity.

At Rutgers, four-year undergraduate curricula leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science are offered in the fields of applied sciences, bioenvironmental, biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical and computer, industrial, and mechanical engineering, and materials science & engineering. Numerous areas of concentration are available within these disciplines, such as aerospace, biochemical, environmental, and packaging engineering.

Mechanical and aerospace engineering plays a dominant role in enhancing economic vitality, safety and overall quality of life. Mechanical engineers are concerned with the principles of force, energy and motion. They are professionals with expert knowledge of the design and manufacture of mechanical systems, thermal devices and processes. Products and processes developed by mechanical engineers include engines and control systems for automobiles and aircraft, electric power generation plants, lifesaving medical devices and consumer products ranging from air conditioners to personal computers and athletic equipment. They also design the machines that mass-produce these products. Virtually every aspect of life is touched by mechanical engineering. If something moves or uses energy, a mechanical engineer was probably involved in its design or production. The curriculum in mechanical and aerospace engineering trains students in a technically sound, challenging, and professional manner, laying the foundation for a productive career in industry or further graduate study and research. Further information can be found at

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Aerodynamicist Heat Transfer Technician Research Mechanic
Aeronautical Drafter Manufacturing Engineer Sales Engineer
Aerospace Engineer Material Scientist Solar Energy Systems Designer
Archivist Mechanical Research Engineer Specification Writer
Automotive Engineer Metallurgist Stress Analyst
Biomedical Engineer Nuclear Engineer Technical Writer
Chief Drafter Numerical Control Nesting Operator Tool Designer
Circuit Design Engineer Optomechanical Technician Utilization Engineer
Die Designer Patent Drafter Value Engineer
Fire Protection Engineer Plant Engineer .

Types of Employers


Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Aerospace Industry Consulting Firms Manufacturing Firms
Aircraft Industries Electronics Manufacturers Nuclear Plants
Appliance Manufacturers Engineering Firms Petroleum Companies
Architectural Firms Environmental Companies Pharmaceutical Companies
Auto Industry Hospitals Public Utilities
Banks Hotels/Restaurants/Resorts Publishing companies
Chemical Manufacturers Houseware Manufacturers Retail Stores
Colleges/Universities Industrial Machinery Industries Telecommunications Firms
Construction Firms Insurance Companies Textile Industries


Government Agencies
Army Corps of Engineers Federal Aviation Administration Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Army Materiel Command General Services Administration Patent & Trademark Office
Bureau of Engraving & Printing Int'l. Trade Administration Tennessee Valley Authority
Department of Energy National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) U.S. Navy
Drug Enforcement Administration National Institute of Standards & Technology U.S. Postal Inspection Service

Internships Obtained by Rutgers Students


Organization Job Title
AT&T Managed Internet Service Universal Agent

Datacolor Inc Manufacturing Internship

Datacolor Inc. Manufacturing Engineer Internship

Dematic Corp. Mechanical Engineering Student Intern

Jaguar Land Rover Engineering Intern

Premiere Energy Auctions Business Development

Prestige Environmental Incorporated CAD Technician

SilverLine Building Products RD&I and Operations Intern

Silverline Anderson Engineering Support

Thermo Systems LLC Control Systems Intern

VLV Associates Mechanical Engineering

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates


First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Engineering - Mechanical and Aerospace
Organization Job Title
Amerisource Pharmaceutical Senior PC Support Specialist

Andersen Consulting Mechanical Engineer

BAE Systems Mechanical Engineer

GE Plastics Mechanical Engineer

Cooperheat, Inc. Marketing Engineer

Corning, Inc. Mechanical Equipment Engineer

Curtiss Wright Flight Systems QA Engineer

Duracell Inc. Product Development Engineer

ETC Engineers & Plumbers Surveyor

Elastimold Project Engineer

Prestone Products Corp. Project Engineer

Frederick Gumm Chemical Co. Equipment Specialist

Frigidaire Quality Engineer

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Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Engineering - Mechanical and Aerospace
Adept Technology, Inc. Appl. Engr. Supervisor

Alfa-Laval VP of Manufacturing

American Tool Co. Director of Engineering Programs

Barry, Bette & Led Duke, Inc. Project Manager

Carson & Gebel Ribbon Co. Partner

Chevron Corp. Project Design Engineer

GE Manager of Materials

GE Design Engineer

Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Design Engineer

General Public Utilities Corp. Consultant

Lockheed Missiles & Space Senior Staff Engineer

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Graduate Schools Attended


Institution Degree Field
ENPC School of Int'l. Management, Paris MBA Int'l. Management

Florida Institute of Technology MBA Management

MIT MS Mechanical Engineering

New Jersey Institute of Technology MS Management Engineering

Northwestern Univ., Kellogg School of Management MBA Finance

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute MS Mech. Engr.

Rensselaer at Hartford MBA Management

Rutgers University MBA Marketing

Rutgers University MS Mech. & Aero. Engr.

Stevens Institute of Technology MS Manufacturing Technology

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