Mechanical Engineering

With a degree in mechanical engineering, you will be prepared for careers in areas such as design, analysis, test development, research and the manufacturing of various products.

The field of mechanical engineering offers career opportunities in areas such as design, analysis, test development, research and the manufacturing of various products. Oakland University's mechanical engineering program provides the student with a foundation in the fundamental concepts and principles associated with mechanics of solids, thermodynamics, fluid and thermal energy, materials, manufacturing, design of mechanical systems, electrical circuits, computer programming and software utilization. A strong laboratory experience and the utilization of computers are interwoven through the curriculum. The program also provides numerous engineering design experiences.

 

This tool should only be used as a guide — remember to meet with your academic adviser, Career Services and/or faculty to determine appropriate career options.

  • My future career:

    Assembly Engineer

  • My future career:

    Design Engineer

  • My future career:

    Manufacturing Engineer

  • My future career:

    Prototype Engineer

  • My future career:

    Thermal Systems Engineer

    • Career & Salary Information
    • Possible Career Options
    • Median Salary*
    • Education Needed
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    * Median salary for the state of Michigan

    ** These professional organizations provide an excellent starting point for your research. There are many more resources available online.

    Additional Considerations

    Some careers may require additional education. See your academic adviser for more information.

    • Release Engineer
    • Test Engineer
    • Process Engineer