Careers

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is the broadest of the engineering professions. Because of this breadth, mechanical engineers work in almost every technical area, and are employed in a wide variety of industries and organizations. Mechanical engineering is also among the most enduring professional careers, offering stable job opportunities during difficult economic periods. 

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program at Embry-Riddle provides a strong foundation in all of the fundamental areas of Mechanical Engineering. In addition, the program has focused tracks of study in areas of rapid employment growth, including high-performance vehicles, robotics and clean energy systems. This program is offered at the Florida and Arizona campuses. 

Career Areas

  • Aircraft/Spacecraft Design
  • Design Mechanics/Aerodynamics
  • Equipment Design/Development
  • Manufacturing/Machinery
  • Stress Analysis
  • Structures/Aerospace Materials
  • Thermodynamics
  • Researcher
  • Various areas

Employers

  • Aircraft Industry
  • Automobile Industry
  • Communications Equip. Manufacturing
  • Defense Industry
  • Government Agencies
  • Manufacturing Industry
  • Medical Technology
  • Military
  • NASA

Career Development Strategies

  • Keep abreast of status of federal funding for defense and space program
  • Seek Co-op/Internship opportunities
  • Develop verbal and written communication skills
  • Develop ability to work with a team
  • Learn new computer technologies/software
  • Strengthen mechanical aptitude
  • Strong mathematical skills