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Careers in Mechanical Engineering

A Bright Idea

Mechanical engineering is the perfect mix of practical and rewarding work.

A high earning potential and the chance to make the world a better place means mechanical engineering is challenging, fun and exciting. You’re not limiting your work, either – there’s a broad range of industries to work in as a mechanical engineer. You can work in just about any industry, designing everything from cars and robots to biomedical devices and aircraft. Plus, you’ll never be bored – every day is a new challenge in this field.

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Student Success

100% of 2020 graduates were employed within 6 months of graduation – half of those graduates found jobs before graduation.


Average engineering salary in Wisconsin is $67,000.


Wisconsin ranks in the top three for states with the highest concentration of jobs in mechanical engineering.

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Career Options

Your first job catapults you into your career.

With a degree in mechanical engineering, our recent graduates were able to find their place in the world and make a real difference. They've found jobs at some of the top companies in the country, like:

  • Ecolab - Nalco Water
  • Hatco Corporation
  • Aztech Controls
  • Schreiber Foods
  • Metal Storm, Inc.
  • Georgia-Pacific
  • KI
  • Nercon Engineering
  • Koss Industrial

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Ben Propson

Engineering his Options

“For me to advance my career I had to go into the bachelor’s of engineering program. And my company is willing to work with me.

It was nice to have Sheboygan as an option, because it’s closer than the Green Bay campus. And I can even take some courses at Manitowoc too.”

Ben Propson
Mechanical Engineering Major

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Figuring out your plans for after graduation is difficult, especially with the breadth of careers out there. If you need support, reach out to one of your professors – they’re here to help you.

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