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Engineering

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Overview of major
Potential job titles
Examples of internships
Possible career fields
Possible work settings
Important skills and abilities
Sample web resources
Print resources
Sample graduate programs pursued by Engineering majors 
Where they got hired: Engineering Science, Class of 2012 

Overview of major

After graduation, many engineering graduates pursue employment in a variety of industries including aerospace, construction, environmental, oil & gas, energy, and mechanical. Some continue their education in a specialized field immediately after graduation while others pursue an MBA or advanced engineering degree after a few years in the workforce.

Resources

Potential job titles

  • Associate Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Project Engineer
  • Genetic Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Data Exchange Engineer
  • AutoCAD Operator
  • Telecommunications Project Officer
  • Junior Network Administrator
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Consultant
  • Materials Research Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Planning and Allocation Analyst
  • Field Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Test Engineer

Examples of internships

  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • AAI Corporation
  • Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
  • Constellation Energy
  • Space Telescope Science Institute
  • Accenture
  • Computer Science Corporation
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Accenture
  • Whitman, Requardt & Associates
  • IBM Corporation
  • Boeing
  • Middle River Aircraft Systems
  • Hauber Summer Research Program
  • General Electric

Possible career fields

Aerospace

  • Propulsion
  • Structures
  • Thermodynamics
  • Guidance & control
  • Acoustics
  • Fluid & celestial mechanics

Biosystems engineering

  • Evironmental control
  • Power & machinery
  • Eectronic systems
  • Food & genetic engineering
  • Agricultural structures

Biomedical

  • Bioengineering (design, development, manufacturing)
  • Medical (instrumentation, materials, artificial organs, devices)

Chemical

  • Design & construction
  • Environmental & waste management

Civil

  • Structral
  • Water resources
  • Geotechnical
  • Surveying & mapping
  • Construction
  • Urban & community planning
  • Transport & pipeline

Electrical/Computer

  • Power electronics/Systems
  • Computer & plasma engineering
  • Computer vision
  • Image processing & robotics
  • Control systems

Industrial

  • Operations research
  • Manufacturing
  • Computer systems design

Materials Science

  • Ceramics
  • Plastics/Polymers
  • Metallurgy
  • Research
  • Process
  • Extractive
  • Applications
  • Service/Sales
  • Consulting

Mechanical

  • Power generation
  • Thermal/fluids
  • Robotics

Environmental 

Possible work settings

  • Aircraft & space industries
  • State & federal government
  • Manufacturers
  • Equipment & food industries
  • Consulting firms
  • Agricultural industries
  • Biotechnology firms
  • Hospitals
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Chemical industry
  • Research firms
  • Oil & utility companies
  • Architechural firms
  • Telecommunications
  • Construction & transportation industries
  • Distrubtors
  • Banks & financial institutions
  • Education institutions
  • Military

Important skills and abilities

  • Communication & interpersonal
  • Team player
  • Computer
  • Logical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Math
  • Analytical
  • Creative
  • Organized & detailed
  • Work well under pressure
  • Presentation
  • Perseverance
  • Technical aptitude
  • Technical report writing

Sample web resources

Print resources

(All available in the Career Resource Library in The Career Center)

  • Great Jobs for Engineering Majors (CS/MA/ES Category)
  • Opportunities in Engineering (CS/MA/ES Category)
  • Careers in Engineering (CS/MA/ES Category)
  • Opportunities in Aerospace Careers (CS/MA/ES Category)
  • Careers in Renewable Energy (ENV Section)
  • Green Jobs (ENV Section)
  • Guide to Government Jobs (GOV Section)
  • How to Write a Winning Personal Statement for Graduate and Professional School (Grad Section)
  • Graduate Programs in Engineering and Applied Sciences (Grad Section)

Sample graduate programs pursued by Engineering majors

  • MS, Biomedical Engineering
  • MS, Applied Mechanics
  • PhD, Electrical Engineering
  • PhD, Material Science
  • MS, Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering
  • MS, Forensic Engineering
  • MBA
  • PhD, Civil Engineering
  • PhD, Chemical Engineering

Where they got hired: Engineering Science, Class of 2012

The Career Center at Loyola University Maryland conducts an annual follow-up survey with new Loyola graduates between six and nine months after Commencement to paint a comprehensive picture of the professional paths each class has chosen. Nearly 80 percent of the class of 2012 responded to the survey.

Here's a snapshot of where our 2012 engineering science majors were hired or went on to graduate school:

Companies

Armstrong World Industries – project engineer
ENERActive Solutions – energy engineer
GE – Edison engineering development program
Leach Wallace Associates – electrical engineer
Lend Lease – project engineer (2)
ManTech International Corporation – software engineer
Materials Testing Group – engineer
Northrop Grumman Corporation – software engineer
PCTest Engineering Laboratory – test engineer
SRI International – simulation and test engineer
The Boeing Company – mechanical engineer
U.S. Army – electronics engineer

Graduate/Professional Schools

Johns Hopkins University – M.S., Computer Science

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