Irvine has a total population of 143,072 and a student population of 49,470. Of these students, 27,142 are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
The largest mechanical engineering school in Irvine, by student population, is University of California-Irvine. Approximately 160 students graduated in 2010 from University of California-Irvine with credentials in mechanical engineering.
A total of 160 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering from mechanical engineering schools in Irvine in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Irvine's mechanical engineering schools was $24,828 per year for instate students and $47,497 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,645 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a mechanical engineering program in Irvine. And if you live on campus at one of the Irvine-based mechanical engineering schools, you will have an added expense of $10,655 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,213.
After graduating with your credentials in mechanical engineering, if you decide to work as a mechanical engineer in Irvine, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 37,100 mechanical engineers in California, 2,650 were working in the greater Irvine area. The number of mechanical engineers in Irvine is expected to increase by 1% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
As a mechanical engineer in Irvine, you can expect to make an average salary of $101,360 per year. This is higher than the average salary for mechanical engineers in the state.