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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 http://mech.rutgers.edu/.

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
VLV Associates Mechanical Engineering

Datacolor Inc Manufacturing Internship

AT&T Managed Internet Service Universal Agent

Datacolor Inc. Manufacturing Engineer Internship

Jaguar Land Rover Engineering Intern

SilverLine Building Products RD&I and Operations Intern

Premiere Energy Auctions Business Development

Prestige Environmental Incorporated CAD Technician

Thermo Systems LLC Control Systems Intern

Dematic Corp. Mechanical Engineering Student Intern

Silverline Anderson Engineering Support

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates


First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Engineering - Mechanical and Aerospace
Organization Job Title
Merck & Co. Assistant Supervisor

Herbert W. Davis Associate Consultant

Martin Marietta Associate Member Engineering Staff

L-3 Communications CAD Specialist

Futura Consulting Compaction Tester

NDS Technologies Engineering Assistant

Frederick Gumm Chemical Co. Equipment Specialist

Hewlett Packard Field Representative

UPS Industrial Engineer

Optimal Lubricants Inc. Lab Technician

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Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Engineering - Mechanical and Aerospace
Naval Air Propulsion Center Aerospace Engineer

Adept Technology, Inc. Appl. Engr. Supervisor

U.S. Air Force Colonel

General Public Utilities Corp. Consultant

Union Carbide Director of Business Development

American Tool Co. Director of Engineering Programs

GE Design Engineer

Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Design Engineer

NASA Lead Engineer

GE Manager of Materials

Carson & Gebel Ribbon Co. Partner

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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 at Hartford MBA Management

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute MS Mech. Engr.

Rutgers University MBA Marketing

Rutgers University MS Mech. & Aero. Engr.

Stevens Institute of Technology MS Manufacturing Technology

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