Among the most diverse of the engineering fields, MechSE applies mathematical, scientific, and engineering principles to study forces acting on bodies of solid or fluid material, and the resulting dynamic motion of those bodies. These principles are used to design and control machines and systems that create motion, apply loads, transport matter and energy, and convert one form of energy to another. The department offers one bachelor in Engineering Mechanics (EM) and one bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (ME).
MechSE graduates work in such fields as:
- Manufacturing, energy and transportation
- Defense and security
- Computer software and electronics
- Health and biological engineering
- Research and development
Average Starting Salary (Bachelor’s Degree) UIUC – $66,488
We’ve collected stories below from some women alumni and students in MechSE. Read them to learn how these engineers apply their Illinois Engineering education in their community and around the world.