Occupational opportunities

First cycle degree in Mechanical Engineering

A Mechanical Engineer can easily find employment in all main industrial sectors, in engineering offices, and in technical departments of public and private organisations. Typical examples are the design and manufacturing of mechanical components, machines and plants; design of processes for the mechanical industry and others; management of production plants or design departments; planning and organization of maintenance activities; executive staff of technical departments, power plants, public utilities or similar companies; employment in engineering offices and in industrial laboratories.

Second cycle degree in Mechanical Engineering

The second cycle degree opens opportunities in R&D, design and manufacturing of complex mechanical systems, including managerial positions; the multidisciplinary training allows effectiveness and adaptation to companies of different sizes and in diverse businesses.
A Mechanical Engineer can easily find employment in all main industrial sectors, in engineering offices, and in technical departments of public and private organisations. Typical examples are the design and manufacturing of mechanical components, machines and plants; design of processes for the mechanical and other industry; management of production or design departments; planning and organization of maintenance activities; participation in the executive staff of technical departments, power plants, public utilities or similar companies; employment in engineering offices and in industrial laboratories.
One year after the second cycle degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Padova, the employment rate is among the highest in all of Engineering degree.
The job satisfaction is equal to 8.4 (scale 1-10) which is the highest in the industrial area (source: Alma Laurea).

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