Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Please visit the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering for more information about this major/concentration at Princeton University.

Post-Graduation Plans of Recent Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Majors

Full-Time Employment

  • Associate Engineer - Toyota, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Materials Engineer - Danaher Corporation, Elizabethtown, NC
  • Analyst - Tricon Energy, Houston, TX
  • Mechanical Engineer - Bechtel Corporation, Houston, TX
  • System Engineer Associate - Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories, Sunnyvale, CA
  • Manufacturing Engineer - Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI
  • Engineer - Boeing, Philadelphia, PA
  • Primary System Manager - Exelon Nuclear, Morris, IL
  • Engineer - Northrop Grumman Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
  • Project-Associate Development Engineer - ESPN, Bristol, CT

1-2 Year Post Grad Options

  • Science Translation Research Assistant (Princeton Project 55) - Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, Washington, DC
  • Fellow (Princeton in Africa) - Nyumbani Village, Nyumbani, Kenya
  • Fellow (Princeton in Latin America) - Endeavor, Santiago, Chile
  • Teacher (Princeton in Asia) - Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
  • Intern - Kanner Architects, Santa Monica, CA

Graduate and Professional Schools

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering - California Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering - Stanford University
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering - University of California at Berkeley
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering - University of Pennsylvania
  • Ph.D., Aeronautics & Astronautics - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering - Texas A&M University
  • Ph.D., Robotics - Carnegie Mellon University
  • Ph.D., Plasma Physics - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D., Materials Science - University of California at Santa Barbara
  • Ph.D., Bioengineering - University of Pittsburgh
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering - Georgia Institute of Technology
  • M.S.E., Aerospace Engineering - Purdue University
  • M.S.E., Aerospace Engineering - University of Michigan
  • M.S.E., Naval Architecture - University of Michigan
  • M.Eng., Mathematical Engineering - Cornell University
  • M.S., Oceanography - Florida State University

Internships of Recent Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Majors

  • Summer Intern - Automated Dynamics, Schenectady, NY
  • Intern - Northrop Grumman, Bethpage, NY
  • Field Engineer Intern - Schlumberger, Ltd., Bryan, TX
  • Space Grant Student - Jet Propulsion Laboratory, La Canada Flintridge, CA
  • Summer Researcher (Biosecurity & Nanoscale Lab) - Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Livermore, CA
  • Research Associate - NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH
  • Intern - Infosys, Bangalore, India
  • Research Intern - Pzena Investment Management, New York, NY

Resources and Information Online

Professional Associations

A professional association is an organization of people who have similar career interests. These membership-based organizations often offer a reduced rate for students that allow access to the many resources they provide. Often professional association websites offer job/internship databases as well as opportunities to find mentors or other contacts.