Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal sensors and devices, including tools, engines, and machines.

Sample Companies that have Hired WPI Mechanical Engineering Graduates

Amazon Robotics
Code Red Consultants
Dassault Systems
Ensign Bickford Aerospace & Defence
General Electric
Hubbell Power Systems, Inc.
Polymer Corporation

Sample Graduate Schools

Boston University
Brandeis University
Brown University
Cornell University
Delft University
Drexel University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Stanford University
Stony Brook University
Temple University
University of California-Berkeley
University of Rochester
University of Washington-Seattle, WPI
Average Starting Salary:
$69,413 (2020)
Learn more about Mechanical Engineering at WPI.
Sample Job Titles:
Sales Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Quality Engineer
Systems Engineer
Product Engineer
Research Associate
Research and Development Engineer
Manufacturing Engineer
Sample Major Qualifying Projects:
Injection Molding of Chocolate
Passive Assistive Pedaling Device
Thermal and Electrical Transport
Thermoelectric Management of Lithium Ion Batteries in Mobile Devices

Program Tracking Sheets

The Program Tracking Sheets help WPI students to plan and track progress toward their degree. Academic Advising has created tracking sheets for each major and graduation year.

Career Outcomes & Salary Data

The Career Development Center (CDC) has compiled a list of resources to help you learn about salary expectations and companies that have hired recent graduates, including the Post-Graduation Report for WPI's most recent graduating class.