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Houston Chronicle and UH Professors Look at Mechanical Engineering Job Growth


Melanie Ziems
Cullen College of Engineering ME Lab

According to a recent article in the Houston Chronicle, engineering students with a concentration in mechanical or robotic engineering can look forward to a healthy job market when they graduate. The Chronicle spoke to Dong Liu and J.R. Rao, both associate professors of mechanical engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, about the increase in job prospects for ME students.

"Since mechanical engineering is one of the broadest and most versatile of the engineering professions, mechanical engineering graduates are expected to have the shortest post-graduation job searches, particularly in Houston and Texas, where the economy is burgeoning at a much higher speed than the national average," Liu said.  The Chronicle also cites a Bureau of Labor Statistics report which found that expertise in current software tools will further advance student’s career paths.

Mechanical engineering courses at UH, according to Rao, will position students to better take on real-world engineering courses and maintain professional employment. Read the full article here.



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