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    Question Future prospects after pursuing MS in Mechanical Engineer (Design)?

    I am a Final Year Production Engineering student. I have now been placed as a Design Engineer in a US company manufacturing plastic components, with its R&D center in India. They are giving 1 year training & after that I will work for 1 more year. After that I plan to pursue Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Design Engineering. I have looked up on some of the Universities offering this course. After looking up at the syllabus I am confident that the education would definitely improve my knowledge & skills. However I am not much interested in doing hardcore research work (Although I don't know what would be called Research for a Design Engineer, any info on this regard?). I want to work as a Design Engineer not some research guy performing experiments.
    So I wanted to know what jobs are offered to such a Graduate in US?
    The problem is that I am unable to understand what exactly is expected from such a Graduate by employers?
    Any guidance on this topic would be very helpful for me.
    Thank You.

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    86 views but no reply?
    Come on seniors, please help your junior!

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    Hello Cooltiger,

    A design engineer usually ends up modeling aerospace or machine/automobile parts/assemblies using CAD software under the guidance of senior design engineers.

    Here is what i recommend,
    Try for internship position in some aerospace,automobile or machine design industry while pursuing your masters.This will expose you to the american corporate world and also give you a better idea of what exactly a company expects from design engineers. You will also get a chance to know about other mechanical engineering fields such as stress engineering,project engineering and lean manufacturing etc.which might interest you in future.

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    All the best!!
    Last edited by i20mantra; 05-11-2013 at 10:34 PM.

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