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   HOW TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL

MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

Why and how to thrive as an MfgE major and professional

HOW TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL

MANUFACTURING ENGINEER

Why and how to thrive as an MfgE major and professional

WHAT IS MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING?

Choose the definition that fits:

Another way to describe mechanical and industrial engineering.
The science behind inventions and machinery.
The science behind inventions and machinery.        
Another way to describe mechanical and industrial engineering.

INCORRECT

Manufacturing Engineering is the research, design, and creation of safe and efficient processes and products.

CORRECT

Manufacturing Engineering is the research, design, and creation of safe and efficient processes and products.

WHAT IS MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING?

Select which definition best describes Manufacturing Engineering:

Another way to describe mechanical and industrial engineering.

The science behind inventions and machinery.

The science behind inventions and machinery.        
The research, design, and creation of safe and efficient processes and products.

ACTUALLY...

Manufacturing engineering is the research, design, and creation of safe and efficient processes and products.

Keep reading to learn more about what you can do and earn as a manufacturing engineer, and how to get there.

CORRECT

Manufacturing engineering is the research, design, and creation of safe and efficient processes and products.

Keep reading to learn more about what you can do and earn as a manufacturing engineer, and how to get there.

CAREER OUTLOOK

WHAT INTERESTS YOU MOST?

Choose an elective track to discover the most important courses you can take as a MfgE concentration.

HOW TO CHOOSE AN MfgE SCHOOL IN 5 STEPS

step 1

Determine the degree you want. Nearly all manufacturing engineers need a bachelor’s degree to get started, and a master's degree for an added edge.

step 2

Find a specialization you're passionate about.

step 3

Attend campus tours and events, speak to faculty and staff.

step 4

Explore research co-op internship and extracurricular activities. Can you prepare for a career and dig deep into topics you love?

step 5

Choose the school that cares about your career from the start. This program’s faculty will be there for you every step of the way, from the first lecture through all your major career decisions.

step 1

Determine the degree you want. Nearly all manufacturing engineers need a bachelor’s degree to get started, and a master’s degree to grow.

step 2

Find a specialization you're passionate about.

step 3

Interview professors at your top-choice schools. Find out if their interests match your own.

step 4

Explore the school’s research and internship opportunities. Can you prepare for a career and dig deep into a topic you love there?

step 5

Choose the school that cares about your career from the start. This program’s faculty will be there for you every step of the way, from the first lecture through all your major career decisions.

FIND THE RIGHT PRACTICAL TRAINING

YOU NEED THESE SKILLS FOR SUCCESS3

Project Management

Sustainability Product Life Cycle

Process Improvement

Additive and Reverse Engineering

Lean Manufacturing

Automation and Robotics

CAD/CAM/CAE/CIM

Engineering Design

SET YOURSELF APART

Your program should prepare you with on-the-job skills you need for a successful career. These few extra steps can set you apart from the competition.

FIND A MENTOR

2.2x

Students have 2.2X higher odds of being engaged at their future jobs if they have an encouraging mentor.4

Meet regularly with a professor, senior student, or industry professional to:

  • Hone your interests
  • Define your career path
  • Meet goals along the way

PURSUE RESEARCH

Find out if you’re passionate about topics like:

  • Materials processing
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Production optimization
  • Robotics and automation

GET AN INTERNSHIP OR CO-OP

$18/h

As of 2016, engineering interns make up to $24 per hour.5

Obtain real-world experience while you’re still in school to:

  • Acquire career relevant skills
  • Build your resume
  • Earn college credit while gaining hand-on work experience

FIND THE RIGHT PRACTICAL TRAINING

YOU NEED THESE SKILLS FOR SUCCESS3

Project Managment

Sustainability Product Life Cycle

Process Improvement

Additive and Reverse Engineering

Lean Manufacturing

Automation and Robotics

CATIA (CAD/CAM/CAE)

Engineering Design

SET YOURSELF APART

Your program should prepare you with on-the-job skills you need for a successful career. These few extra steps can set you apart from the competition.

FIND A MENTOR

2.2x

Students have 2.2X higher odds of being engaged at their future jobs if they have an encouraging mentor.4

Meet regularly with a professor, senior student, or industry professional to:

  • Hone your interests
  • Define your career path
  • Meet goals along the way

PURSUE RESEARCH

Find out if you’re passionate about topics like:

  • Nanomaterials processing
  • Impact resistant materials
  • Friction stir welding
  • Additive manufacturing

GET AN INTERNSHIP OR CO-OP

$18/h

Sophomore engineering interns earned an average of $18.01 per hour in 2012.5

Gain real-world experience while you’re still in school to:

  • Learn entry-level skills
  • Build your resume
  • Earn college credit for relevant work
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Sources:

http://www.bls.gov/ooh.htm

http://www.sme.org/workforce-development/

http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Manufacturing_Engineer/Salary

http://www.gallup.com/poll/168848/life-college-matters-life-college.aspx

 http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Engineering_Intern/Hourly_Rate