Engineering is about problem-solving, design, analysis, development, research, and production.
Civil Engineering - This engineering discipline focuses on structures in society, such as roads, buildings, public transit systems and water supply systems. Civil engineers design, build and maintain these structures and systems to keep our society running smoothly. Some types of civil engineering include:
Mechanical Engineering – Focuses on creating products that will work efficiently and effectively. Mechanical engineers solve problems by creating new tools and technologies. Some types of mechanical engineering include:
Automotive Engineering – Automotive engineers work to design, research, develop and produce vehicles for use on land, from cars to motorcycles. Automotive engineers can design anything from the electronic functions of modern cars to the mechanical gears and motors that control a vehicle.
Chemical Engineering – Process of converting chemicals or raw materials into other resources that are more valuable for a variety of users. Chemical engineers work with chemicals like oil and medicine to make usable products for the public. Some types of chemical engineering can include:
Electrical Engineering – Deals with electricity and electrical systems, from telephone wires next to the highway to turbines that use steam to make electricity. Some fields of electrical engineering can include:
Computer Engineering – Computer engineering is a mixture of electrical engineering and computer science. Computer engineers work with computer hardware, such as processors, circuit boards, and memory systems to design and test computer and network systems.
Aerospace Engineering – Work with aerodynamics of flight equipment, trying to make it more efficient and safe. Aerospace engineering deals with the physics of flight and even works with space equipment.
There are many different disciplines of engineering, so in no way is this list fully encompassing of the career options. These are just the most common, well-known fields of engineering.
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