Students with a passion for math and science often turn to careers in engineering to put their knowledge into practice. Since engineering provides so many opportunities and career paths, learning about the specifics of each type can help when trying to find the engineering major that best corresponds to interest. Here, we give the full scoop on one popular option, mechanical engineering.
School of Mechanical Engineering
Can a re-engineered football helmet prevent brain damage? How might portable, 3-D technology contribute to crime scene investigations? The inquisitive minds at Purdue ponder these questions and a multitude of others as they apply their knowledge to real-life problems. Perhaps fitting of a university hosting the largest academic propulsion lab in the world (the 24-acre Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories), Purdue encourages far-reaching experiences. Forty percent of mechanical engineering undergrads participate in a global education experience with international partner institutions. Skills get put to the test on such projects as developing a water harvesting system in Tanzania or fabricating prosthetics for amputees in Guatemala. Back on campus, the fact that 39 percent of enrolled undergrads are international further contributes to Purdue’s global vibe. By graduation, 90 percent of mechanical engineering seniors have 4-18 months of industrial experience. Such training pays off on the job market to the tune of a $62,838 average starting salary!
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis offers 3 Mechanical Engineering degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 261 Mechanical Engineering students graduated with students earning 168 Bachelor's degrees, 87 Master's degrees, and 6 Certificates.
University of Notre Dame offers 3 Mechanical Engineering degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 141 Mechanical Engineering students graduated with students earning 122 Bachelor's degrees, 11 Doctoral degrees, and 8 Master's degrees.
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology offers 2 Mechanical Engineering degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 161 Mechanical Engineering students graduated with students earning 157 Bachelor's degrees, and 4 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Purdue University-Main Campus West Lafayette, IN||22 : 1||45,500|
|Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN||29 : 1||29,537|
|University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN||10 : 1||12,683|
|Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Terre Haute, IN||11 : 1||2,038|
|Trine University Angola, IN||32 : 1||3,970|
|University of Evansville Evansville, IN||14 : 1||2,371|
|Valparaiso University Valparaiso, IN||12 : 1||3,502|
|Purdue University Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, IN||33 : 1||10,208|
|Indiana Institute of Technology Fort Wayne, IN||35 : 1||2,223|
|Anderson University Anderson, IN||14 : 1||1,567|
|Grace College and Theological Seminary Winona Lake, IN||41 : 1||1,957|
|Purdue University Northwest Hammond, IN||31 : 1||10,006|
|University of Southern Indiana Evansville, IN||30 : 1||10,705|
|Indiana Institute of Technology-College of Professional Studies Fort Wayne, IN||4,157|