Industry and corporate supporters of the Department of Mechanical Engineering help enhance the educational and extracurricular experiences of our students, as well as our research output. Partners can support senior design projects, research priorities, student scholarships, programs and more. For more information on how you or your company can help support Texas Mechanical Engineering and for general information about the student programs companies can support, visit the Cockrell School's Corporate Partners webpage.
Graduates of the Department of Mechanical Engineering have successful careers in industries that span the engineering field. The starting salary for a UT Austin mechanical engineering graduate is over $71,000 per year. On average, 88 percent of our graduates go to work in energy, transportation, manufacturing, construction, consulting and medical sectors, while 12 percent continue their academic careers by attending graduate school. Visit mechanical engineering graduate education for more information about study options.
Information and services to assist Cockrell School students and alumni in employment and career placement, as well as industry partners and representatives in their recruitment of our engineers.
Employment resources for all students and alumni of UT Austin, as well as links to information about job opportunities at the university and links for employers who wish to hire university alumni.
Since its founding, Texas Engineering has graduated more than 60,000 alumni, all of whom have made significant contributions to the theory and practice of engineering in Texas and around the globe. The alumni of the Department of Mechanical Engineering are one reason why the Cockrell School of Engineering continues to be one of the top schools in the nation. Our alumni are ambassadors, mentors and role models for current and future students.
We invite you to get involved with the UT Austin, Cockrell School and Mechanical Engineering alumni communities today!
The Mechanical Engineering External Advisory Committee (EAC) is made up of some of the department’s closest alumni and friends. They are dedicated industry representatives and corporate partners who actively support the department’s strategic objectives and goals, and advocate for its national reputation. They provide the department with valuable input concerning current and future trends in industry, resources for research and development, industry interfaces and exchanges and recruitment opportunities.
Please join us this autumn at the annual Mechanical Engineering Tailgate, supported by Phillips 66! It's a great opportunity to socialize and network with ME alumni, faculty, staff, students, friends and family. Guests will enjoy plenty of food, drinks and games. More information to be announced.
Please contact Marilyn Harris with any questions.