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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is the profession which deals with the design, development, testing, manufacturing, and maintenance of machines, systems, devices, and components for the betterment of society. Mechanical engineers may deal with hardware as small as a microchip or as large as an aircraft carrier. They may work from the bottom of the ocean up to the weightless environment of interplanetary space. Of all the engineering disciplines, mechanical engineering is the most diversified and offers the largest selection of career paths. If you can see it or touch it, a mechanical engineer probably helped to create it. Mechanical engineers are involved with such areas as:

Aerospace engineering Environmental engineering
Automatic control systems Machine design
Automotive engineering Manufacturing processes
Chemicals, oil, and gas Medicine
Computer aided design and manufacturing Robotics
Energy conversion, utilization, and storage Stress analysis
Engineering materials Thermal systems


Tech Placement Statistics

Manufacturing, Tooling, Distribution (23%)
Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Plastics (19%)
Consulting, Engineering Services (10%)
Wood Products (10%)
Aerospace, NASA (7%)
Military, Defense (5%)
Utilities (4%)
Electronics/Computer (3%)
Graduate School (3%)
Construction (2%)
Education, Research (2%)
Health Care, Biotechnology, Environmental (2%)
Automotive, Transportation (1%)
Other (11%)

For more information

Dr. Henry Cardenas, Mechanical Engineering Program Chair
(318) 257-4600, cardenas@latech.edu
Or Write To:
Mechanical Engineering Program, Louisiana Tech University
P.O. Box 10348, Ruston, LA 71272