University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s mechanical engineering courses are among the best in the United States. The University’s Engineering Department is part of the Big Ten Conference which is the “Ivy League” of Engineering Colleges (ECs) in the United States, according to Brent Schmoker, Nebraska’s international recruitment specialist. “In comparison to large engineering colleges like Michigan and Purdue, Nebraska’s Mechanical Engineering only has more or less 700 students, which enables the university to give them more attention and opportunities for job placement.”
Laboratories for designing tools, toys, devices and many more
Mechanical engineering students are guided in designing, developing and installing power-producing machines, components and systems. Students can design actual products such as toys, devices, gadgets, vehicles, instruments and furniture. The mechanical and materials engineering program is housed at Nebraska Hall, a building with state-of-the-art facilities that include laboratories for design, modeling, measurement and controls, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and heat transfer, materials, computer and research.
Potential job roles after graduation
Mechanical engineering majors are being prepared for roles in a variety of industries and careers, among them: Quality Assurance Officer, Project Engineer, Systems Engineer, Mechatronics Engineer, Materials Analyst, Combustion Technician, Aerodynamics Researcher, New Product Developer, Instrumentation Designer and Control Systems Analyst.
Employment statistics on mechanical engineering graduates and their latest employers
Nebraska lists a 94% placement rate. It has also reported that the average starting salary of its graduates is at US$60,000 and goes up to over US$100,000 after acquiring at least 5 years of work experience. Recent employers included Union Pacific Railroad, Hamilton-Sunstrand, Omaha Public Power District, Kelloggs, Pella, Ford Motor Company, Nestle and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
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