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Abdirahim, Nairiob

AddedWednesday, July 2, 2014 at 4:32 AM

Certificates needed to find a mechanical engineer job
Which certificates do I need to get when applying mechanical engineering job?
Related to Engineering Skills, Internships & Jobs, Mechanical
  • Janet Tsai , University of Colorado Boulder
    Answered Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 4:32 AM
    It depends on the industry in which you are applying and the country! 
    
    In the USA - most engineering companies recognize the FE (fundamentals of engineering) as well as PE (professional engineering) certifications. More details on those exams/certificates are available here: http://ncees.org/ . 
    
    Also note - many USA companies do not require the FE or PE for hire. While certifications look good on a resume, many mechanical engineers do get jobs and have jobs despite never taking the FE or PE exams. 
    
    If you are curious about specific companies' practices, I would suggest looking at their LinkedIn information or at a website like www.glassdoor.com which can give more of "insider" opinions on how a specific company works. Hope that helps and best of luck to you!