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About Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers use principles of mechanics and energy to do research and to develop, design, manufacture, and test tools, machines, motors, engines and other mechanical devices. They work on power-producing machines and develop power-using machines. They also work in areas such as the medical field, patents and other legal activities, management, forensic engineering, environmental engineering, and engineering sales.

Where do KU Mechanical Engineers work?

Working as an M.E

Mechanical engineers use principles of mechanics and energy to do research and to develop, design, manufacture, and test tools, machines, motors, engines and other mechanical devices. They work on power-producing machines and develop power-using machines. They also work in areas such as the medical field, patents and other legal activities, management, forensic engineering, environmental engineering, and engineering sales.

What do they earn?

Information is available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Who recruits KU ME

In 2013, 268 individual companies posted job positions at KU, attended a KU career fair, or participated in on-campus interviews at KU with the specific objective to hire mechanical engineering students. In addition, an estimated 100 universities posted positions at KU with the specific objective to recruit our undergraduate students to their graduate programs.

In 2013, 91 KU mechanical engineering students were granted degrees (BS, MS, and PhD).

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