Potential Occupations

Graduates from the Mechanical Engineering Department have a broad and fundamental knowledge base required for the successful practice of mechanical engineering.

Colorado State University engineering graduates are well prepared for a professional career with a greater than 90% pass rate on the Fundamentals of Engineering professional exam. Currently the demand for mechanical engineers is high and entry level salaries are generous. Participation in internships, volunteer activities, or cooperative education opportunities is highly recommended to enhance practical training and development.

Mechanical engineering graduates are hired not only for mechanical engineering positions but also for the following related occupations:

  • Aeronautical engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Industrial engineer
  • Field service engineer
  • Production engineer
  • Quality control manager
  • Aerospace engineer

Traditional paths:

  • Energy
  • Design
  • Manufacturing
  • Field Engineering
  • Project Management
  • HVAC
  • BioMed

Alternative paths:

  • Attorney
  • Potus
  • Business Management
  • Physician
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Lab or Test Engineer
  • Military
  • Technical Sales
  • Technical Marketing
  • Technical Writer
  • Technical Training
  • Consumer Reports
  • Pilot
  • Astronaut
  • Underwater Inspections (Scuba)
  • Maintenance Engineering
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Logistics
  • Procurement
  • Operations Management
  • Secondary Education
  • Collegiate Education
  • Research Scientist
  • Theme Park Support
  • Special Effects – Film & Television
  • Entrepreneur