Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineers determine the most effective ways for an organization to use the basic factors of production: people, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service. They are the bridge between management goals and operational performance. They are concerned with increasing productivity through the management of people, methods of business organization, and technology. Although most industrial engineers work in manufacturing industries, they also work in consulting services, healthcare, and communications.

Mechanical Engineers research, develop, design, manufacture, and test tools, engines, machines, and other mechanical devices. They work on power-producing machines such as refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment, machine tools, material handling systems, elevators and escalators, industrial production equipment, and robots used in manufacturing. The field of nanotechnology, which involves the creation of high-performance materials and components by integrating atoms and molecules, is introducing entirely new principles to the design process

Concentrations: Mechanics, Thermofluids, Material Science, Engineering Leadership

Job Titles

Chassis Systems EngineerOperations Engineer
Commissioning EngineerPlant Engineer
Design EngineerProcess Engineer
Design Maintenance EngineerProcess Engineer
EngineerProduct Engineer
Engineering ManagerProduct Safety Engineer
Equipment EngineerProduction Engineer
Industrial EngineerSolar Energy Systems Designer
Industrial Health EngineerStress Analyst
Manufacturing SpecialistSupply Chain Engineer
Mechanical Design EngineerSystems Engineer
Mechanical EngineerTool Engineer

Positions that may require additional education, training or licensing are indicated by an (*). Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interests as possible, including co-op and internships.


This is a limited sample of employers who have posted jobs on NUworks; please note, that they may not currently have positions posted.
EdgeTechRudolph Technologies
Filter Sensing Technologies Inc.Zapotee Energy Inc.
Hologic Inc.
Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities


This is a sample of the industries that often hire this major.
Consulting (Metals, Metallurgy)Nuclear
Consulting (Military, Textiles)Plant Operations

Internships and Co-ops

These samples titles can be used to research internship opportunities.

  • Biomechanical Constructs
  • Geotextile Tubes for the Sustainable Watering
  • Sub-strate Free Constructs
  • Repair and Regeneration

Use, or other internship sites to search for openings.

For more information, please visit Cooperative Education.

Students enrolled in the College of Professional Studies may click here for co-op and internship information.


The following resources include various websites and campus resources that will aid you in exploring this career field and industry.

Websites for Career Exploration

Websites for Job Search

Campus Organizations & Activities

For additional student organizations click here.
For additional student involvement opportunities click here.

Professional Associations

Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.

Social Media

Sample industry specific LinkedIn groups. Stay on top of industry trends, company information, job listings and networking opportunities. Visit Social Media or LinkedIn pages for more information on how to leverage your social media network.

LinkedIn Groups