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Overview for Mechanical Engineering

A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems used for specific uses, including machine tools, jigs and other manufacturing equipment; stationary power units and appliances; engines; self-propelled vehicles; housings and containers; hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement; and the integration of computers and remote control with operating systems.

Careers for Mechanical Engineering Majors

A major in Mechanical Engineering is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in Mechanical Engineering

Top 4 North Carolina Colleges with the highest percentage of Mechanical Engineering among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Percentage
SelectivityTuition
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
 170
(3.7%)
Moderately Selective$16,158 
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
 110
(3.3%)
Less Selective$12,873 
Duke University
Durham, NC
 45
(3.0%)
Most Selective$38,741 
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North Carolina A & T State University
Greensboro, NC
 22
(1.9%)
Moderately Selective$13,553 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.