Mechanical Engineering Opportunities

​What can you do with a mechanical engineering degree?

Our mechanical engineering students emerge from the program with well-rounded technical and professional skills that afford them a multitude of career options upon graduation. Some continue their education in graduate school in a technical or profession field. Most, however, start their career in industry.

Top Employers

  • Apple, Inc.
  • Clarity Design
  • General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.
  • Google
  • Illumina
  • L-3 Photonics
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Space X
  • SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific
  • Tesla
  • and more

Top Jobs Titles

  • Account manager
  • Airframe and composite engineer
  • Associate engineer
  • Field service representative
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Mechanical test engineer
  • Product development associate engineer
  • Project manager
  • Test engineer
  • and more

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Explore more ways to maximize the path to your career.

With job opportunities abound and above-average starting salaries, you should feel confident about your decision to follow an educational path in mechanical engineering. While attending USD's Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, we encourage our students to maximize their educational experience and take ownership of their career development. Get involved and immerse yourself in USD life: mentoring and industry projects; honor societies and student clubs; and study abroad and internship opportunities. They are all just a click away to help you on your path to build a solid, meaningful career in mechanical engineering— and have some fun while you’re doing it!

two students working at machine Capstone Senior Projects

Where your designs come to life.

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Integrating culture and academics.

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Laying the groundwork for innovation.

hands with notebook and coffee on table Internships

Gain practical, hands-on experience.

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Developing the whole student.

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Bring your idea to market.

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