University of Vermont

CEMS Mechanical Engineering Major

Mechanical Engineering

Alumni with degrees in Mechanical Engineer pursue a wide variety of careers, both directly and indirectly related to their course of study. This is a representative sample of job titles from recent UVM alumni who majored in Mechanical Engineering.

Job Title

Career Industry

Design Engineer Solar Energy Manufacturing
Environmental Engineer Consulting
Global Supply Manager Technology
Head of NFL Fan Gear Apparel
IT Specialist Technology
Powertrain Engineer Automotive
Professor Higher Education
Prototype Engineer Alternative Energy
Quality Assurance Manager Food & Beverage
Real Estate Appraiser Real Estate
Supply Chain Analyst Food & Beverage
Validation Engineer Technology

Recent Employers

Apple, Inc. Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Fidelity Investment Ford Motor Company
IBM Corporation Keurig Green Mountain
Mylan Technologies Nike, Inc.
Pvillion University of Washington

Transferable Skills

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Examples of transferable skills fostered while majoring in Mechanical Engineering:

Critical Thinking Skills

Leadership and Administration Skills

Communication Skills

Apply the fundamental principles of engineering, mathematics, and the sciences to the solution of real world problems

Gives clear and accurate directions
Leads teams
Adherence to deadlines
Works well under pressure

Effectively communicate research findings
Ability to communicate in written, oral, and graphical forms to bother technical and non-technical audiences

Research and Investigation Skills

Design and Planning Skills

Information Management Skills

Formulate and solve open ended questions
Knowledge of the responses of materials to forces and energy flows

Analyze and design mechanical components, systems, and processes
Design and conduct experiments and interpret results

Ability to use modern engineering computer tools
Keep organized records, materials, and information

Interpersonal Skills

Skills and Assessing Values

Specialized Skills

Ability to work in teams
Collaborates with colleagues to develop creative solutions and improvements

Awareness of ethical responsibility
Understanding of humankind and human relationships
Work with diverse populations

Knowledge and experience in applying the classical and modern engineering methods in industrial, governmental, or consulting careers


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