Melbourne has a total population of 71,382 and a student population of 9,123. Of these students, 8,227 are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
Melbourne's largest mechanical engineering school is Florida Institute of Technology. In 2010, Florida Institute of Technology graduated approximately 46 students from its mechanical engineering program.
A total of 46 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering from mechanical engineering schools in Melbourne in 2010. In 2009 tuition at mechanical engineering schools in Melbourne was $31,520 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,630 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Melbourne after graduating from mechanical engineering school, you should know that job prospects for mechanical engineers in Melbourne, which is the most popular mechanical engineering profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 mechanical engineers in Florida were working in the greater Melbourne area. By the year 2018, the number of mechanical engineers is expected to increase by 2% in Melbourne. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
As a mechanical engineer in Melbourne, you can expect to make an average salary of $106,360 per year. This is higher than the average salary for mechanical engineers in the state.