Design Engineer

Innovate. Imagine. Plan. Use your creativity and engineering know-how as a design engineer.

work as a design engineerWhat Does Working as a Design Engineer Look Like?

Think outside of the box while designing practical solutions. Use your imagination to design solutions in the engineering space.

A career as a design engineer usually entails:

  • Usage of specialized software for models and design purposes.
  • Research and analysis of potential development processes and available materials.
  • Construction of prototypes.
  • Testing and advising on engineering designs.
  • Interactions with project managers and engineers to determine project scopes and specifications.

To work in this field, you need to possess deep knowledge of engineering and design tools related to your particular segment of engineering or industry. You will be expected to know how to propose, plan and evaluate engineering projects.

Design Engineer Salary and Forecast

Design engineers may work independently or for a consultancy.

Professionals working in engineering consulting earn a national median salary of $73,640, with North Carolina median salaries of approximately $101,320 (as of 2016).

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Job opportunities in the industry are growing at a rate of 2-4%.

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What Education is Required to Work as a Design Engineer?

Most design engineers have a master’s degree or a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a graduate level certificate in their area of expertise. Many have a doctoral degree in their area of expertise.

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Design Engineer Job Opportunities

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