Why Mechanical Engineering?
Mechanical Engineers design the future!
Mechanical engineering touches nearly every aspect of our lives. Mechanical engineers apply their expertise to the design, development and production of everything from rocket propulsion systems to appliances. Professionals in the industry use mathematics, computers, sophisticated modeling and analysis to solve problems associated with energy usage, propulsion, power generation, sound and vibration, machinery design and manufacturing. In short, mechanical engineers play a part in designing and building the mechanical devices and systems that are essential to our everyday lives.
Mechanical Engineering offers diverse and richly rewarding career paths!
The mechanical engineering profession offers a wide range of employment opportunities in virtually every industry, including automotive, aerospace and manufacturing. Our graduates are pursuing careers with global corporations, consulting firms and government agencies. In addition, mechanical engineers are well-paid! BSME graduates average $59,180 as a starting yearly salary, and new MSME graduates are paid an average $66,720.* With such abundant, varied and high-paying career options, a degree in mechanical engineering is a sound investment in your future.
*Salary information courtesy of www.engineersalary.com.
Why Mechanical Engineering at UK?
The Department of Mechanical Engineering has a proud heritage at the University of Kentucky. The first dean of the College of Engineering, F. Paul Anderson, was an early pioneer in the field of air conditioning, and UK mechanical engineering graduate Margaret Ingels was the first woman to receive a graduate engineering degree in the United States. Our graduates include two former governors of Kentucky and three members of the National Academy of Engineering. Today, the Department of Mechanical Engineering continues to prepare students for financially lucrative, high-demand professions or for furthering their education through acceptance to prominent graduate schools. Through a challenging course of undergraduate studies, collaboration with renowned businesses and technology centers and research options within the College’s centers and consortia, UK delivers an education designed to produce proficient, marketable graduates adept at meeting today’s engineering needs.