The need for engineers is expected to only increase, especially here in Utah. Mechanical engineers work in a wide range of fields including: manufacturing, advanced materials, aerospace, energy, healthcare, and more.

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We are now educating over 1,000 undergraduate students and 245 (110 MS, 135 PhD) graduate students annually

Average Starting Salary (ME BS): $64,488

Average Starting Salary (ME MS): $79,388

Average Starting Salary (ME PhD): $95,965

Based on the information gathered by University of Utah’s Career Services here are some details reported by recent graduates:

68.3% have secured a post graduation position before graduation (e.g., accepted employment, admitted to graduate school)

Average Salary: $71,253

Employed in Utah: 71.3%

Students who graduate with a degree in Mechanical Engineering can find employment in a wide range of positions. These are just a few examples of positions our recent graduates have taken.

  • Automation Engineer
  • CAD Engineer
  • Data Engineer
  • Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Process Engineer

  • Product Engineer
  • Professor
  • Research Scientist
  • Robotics Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Systems Engineer