Where do Mechanical Engineering students go after they graduate?
According to our most recent senior exit survey (Spring 2023), here are where our ME students end up:
- Average salary: $91,750
- High salary: $131,500
Of the most recent graduating class, 21% continued onto graduate school, while 79% joined industry.
What industries do our grads join?
Aerospace & Defense: 28%
(aircraft manufacturers and suppliers, NASA and private space companies, defense contractors, etc.)
(car and truck manufacturers, parts suppliers, etc.)
(sustainable energy, petroleum, nuclear, chemical, batteries, etc.)
- Consulting: 11%
Heavy Equipment: 8%
(construction, HVAC and home technologies, off-road equipment, agriculture, etc.)
(medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, biotech, etc.)
(manufacturing, consumer products, food and nutrition, electronics, research and development, sales, etc.)
Which companies hire ME grads?
Here are the top 25 companies that hire Purdue ME grads: