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Career Resources for General Engineering Majors:

General Engineering Graduate Programs:

  • Electrical Engineering MS
  • Computer Engineering MS
  • Chemical Engineering MS
  • Civil Engineering MS
  • Environmental Engineering MS
  • Fire Protection Engineering MS
  • Biomedical Engineering MS
  • Industrial Engineering MS
  • Mechanical Engineering MS
  • Systems Engineering MS
  • Financial Engineering
  • Urban Systems Engineering and Management MS
  • Manufacturing Engineering MS
  • Robotics Engineering MS

Career options with a:

  • Master’s Degree:
    • Engineer in field where degree is obtained (Chemical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Robotics Engineer, etc)
    • Engineering Technician
    • Software Developer
    • Design Engineer
    • Engineering Manager
    • Product Engineer
  • PhD:
    • Professor
    • Research Engineer

Salary and job outlook information

Job Title Median Salary Outlook
Architectural and Engineering Managers $130,620 +2% (slower than average)
Stationary Engineers and Boiler Operators $56,330 +1%
Environmental Engineer $83,630 +12% (faster than average)
Aerospace Engineer $105, 380 -2%
Sales Engineers $96,340 +7% (average)
Health and Safety Engineers $81,830 +6% (average)
Agricultural Engineers $71,730 +4% (slower than average)
Civil Engineers $82,050 +8% (average)
Electrical and Electronics Engineers $93,260 0%
Broadcast and Sound Engineering Technicians $41,350 +7% (average)
Water Transportation Worker (Barge Engineer) $53,130 +9% (average)
Mechanical Engineer $83,060 +5% (average)
Cost Estimator (Cost Engineer) $60,050 +9% (faster than average)
Computer Hardware Engineer $108,430 +3% (slower than average)
Petroleum Engineer $130,050 +10% (faster than average)
Chemical Engineer $96,940 +2% (slower than average)
Materials Engineer $87,690 +1%
Biomedical Engineer $86,950 +23% (much faster than average)
Mining and Geological Engineer $90,160 +6% (average)
Industrial Engineer $81,490 +1%
Marine Engineer and Naval Architects $92,930 +9% (faster than average)
Nuclear Engineer $100,470 -4%

  • Expect questions that may test your knowledge of the field and the position in which you are applying for. If it is an electrical engineering position expect them to be electrical based versus mechanical based if you were applying for a mechanical engineering position.
  • Tell me about the most challenging engineering project that you have been involved with during past year.
  • Describe the most significant written technical report or presentation that you had to complete.
  • What do you enjoy most/least about engineering?
  • Describe a time when you confronted a problem that really tested your engineering know-how.
  • What is your overall career objective? Do you see yourself working in engineering ten years from now? If not, what do you think you will be doing?
  • Tell me about your greatest success in using the principles of logic to solve an engineering problem in your last job.
  • Give me an example of a time when you applied your ability to use analytical techniques to define problems or design solutions.
  • How can you best use your engineering education and prior work experience to help our company grow?

  • Think about double majoring or picking up a minor to specialize yourself with in your targeted field.
  • Think about the following industries:
    • Local and Federal Government
      • US Environmental Protection Agency
      • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
      • Department of Transportation
      • Federal Drug Administration
      • Dept of Defense
      • Regulatory Agencies
      • National Institute of Health
    • Medical Facilities/developers
    • Manufacturing
    • Private Contractors
    • Private Building Companies
    • Private Laboratories
    • Farms/Zoos/Agricultural Centers
    • Private Electrical Companies
    • Consumer Product Developers/Manufacturers
    • Transportation Manufacturers (Cars, Planes, Helicopters, Trains, etc)
    • Mining Companies
    • Oil Companies
    • Communication Equipment Manufacturers
    • Sound Recording/Movie Studios
  • A bachelor’s degree provides a wide range of career opportunities in industry, business and government and is a good background for pursuing technical graduate degrees as well as professional degrees in Engineering, Business Administration, Medicine or Law.
  • Graduate degrees offer more opportunities for career advancement, college or university teaching positions.
  • Attend local career fairs to create connections and learn about potential opportunities.
  • Work with professors on projects to add more experience.

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