Mechanical engineers research, design, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems. They work in the aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, manufacturing, and materials and metals industries.
Students are attracted to the wide range of career choices the mechanical engineering degree programs offer them, and the experiential learning opportunities UA is known for.
“My master’s degree deepened my knowledge on simulation and finite element analysis that I use at work. It opened more potential doors for job positions that may not have been available to me without the degree and it even led to an early promotion.”
Paul Wischt, '16, '19,
Product Design Engineer in Consumer Tire Technologies
Get paid practical experience as part of your engineering curriculum. These immersive learning opportunities provide you with a competitive advantage.
Our graduates are in demand by industry, and many have jobs lined up prior to graduation – learn more!
Students conduct research in state-of-the-art facilities and labs alongside industry professionals, as well as in the college research centers, such as CenTiRe, a consortium of tire and tire-related industry members who jointly request, select, fund, mentor, and share in the results of the research.
See the full list of mechanical engineering research areas.
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93% of our graduating engineers have jobs within 6 months of graduation. Dig into our Co-op and Placement Program to see what opportunities await.
You will learn from the best in a program that dates back 100 years. Mechanical engineering faculty are lab whizzes, scientists, academics, and members of industry.