Mechanical Engineering Degree at Palo Alto College (PAC)

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Mechanical Engineering Degree

The mechanical engineering program at Palo Alto College prepares students for careers in design, implementation, and operation and maintenance of equipment and machinery. The program focuses on applying mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development, and operational evaluation of physical systems used in manufacturing and end-product systems. Program courses include: stationary power units and appliances, engines, self-propped vehicles, housing and containers, hydraulic and electric systems for controlling movement, and integration of computers and remote control operating systems. Get more details below including other Texas colleges that offer mechanical engineering degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Palo Alto College offers an associate's degree program in mechanical engineering.

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male2
Female0

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Hispanic1
White1

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Mechanical Engineering program at Palo Alto College, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Engineering Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, engineering managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 8.6% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
    • Total Employment: 640
    • Average Hourly Rate: $60.98
    • Average Annual Salary: $126,840

Cost Estimators

Description

Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.

Mechanical Engineers

Description

Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, mechanical engineers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 8.8% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
    • Total Employment: 710
    • Average Hourly Rate: $38.86
    • Average Annual Salary: $80,830

Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Mechanical Engineering Programs in Texas

Mechanical Engineering programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

St Philips College

San Antonio, TX
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Mechanical Engineering (A)

The University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 130 students completed this program

Programs

  • Mechanical Engineering (B,M,D)

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 320 students completed this program

Programs

  • Mechanical Engineering (B,M,D)

Texas A&M University - Kingsville

Kingsville, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 50 students completed this program

Programs

  • Mechanical Engineering (B,M)

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 11 students completed this program

Programs

  • Mechanical Engineering (B)

Texas A&M University

College Station, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 310 students completed this program

Programs

  • Mechanical Engineering (B,M,D)

Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 28 students completed this program

Programs

  • Mechanical Engineering (B)

Baylor University

Waco, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 62 students completed this program

Programs

  • Mechanical Engineering (B,M)

University of Houston

Houston, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 120 students completed this program

Programs

  • Mechanical Engineering (B,M,D)

Rice University

Houston, TX
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 63 students completed this program

Programs

  • Mechanical Engineering (B,M,D)

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