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
|Chassis Systems Engineer||Operations Engineer|
|Commissioning Engineer||Plant Engineer|
|Design Engineer||Process Engineer|
|Design Maintenance Engineer||Process Engineer|
|Engineering Manager||Product Safety Engineer|
|Equipment Engineer||Production Engineer|
|Industrial Engineer||Solar Energy Systems Designer|
|Industrial Health Engineer||Stress Analyst|
|Manufacturing Specialist||Supply Chain Engineer|
|Mechanical Design Engineer||Systems Engineer|
|Mechanical Engineer||Tool 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.
|Filter Sensing Technologies Inc.||Zapotee Energy Inc.|
|Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities|
|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 NUworks, SimplyHired.com, Indeed.com, 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.
Websites for Career Exploration
- Bureau of Labor Statistics – Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Educating Engineers
- MassCIS – Massachusetts Information System
Websites for Job Search
Campus Organizations & Activities
- Engineers Without Borders- EWB
- Institute of Industrial Engineers- IIE
- Mechanical Contracting Association of America- MCAA
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers- SHPE
- Society of Women Engineers- SWE
For additional student organizations click here.
For additional student involvement opportunities click here.
Find valuable industry information, job sites, and professional networking opportunities.
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Institute of Industrial Engineers
- National Society of Professional Engineers
- Society of Manufacturing Engineers
- Society of Automotive Engineers
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.