Types of Engineering
Aerospace Engineers design and build aircraft and spacecraft. This includes airplanes, satellites, missiles, and systems for national defense.
Biomedical Engineers apply engineering principals to the field of medicine to create medical equipment and technology. Biomedical Engineers design and develop the equipment, devices, computer systems, software applications that power our technology in healthcare.
Materials Engineers design, develop and test the materials used in most of the products that are on the market today. From computer chips and semiconductors to ceramics and polymers, Materials Engineers develop and enhance many of the materials we interact with every day.
Chemical Engineers apply the science of Chemistry to the design and development of lots of different types of products. Chemical Engineering often involves designing large scale production or manufacturing environments for industries such as fuels, food, and chemicals.
Civil Engineers design and develop infrastructure related products such as buildings, roads, airports, dams, tunnels, and more.
Computer Engineers design and develop computer hardware systems and components. Computers are integrated into much of what we do today in our personal lives and in buinsess. Computer Engineering is closely related to Software Engineering which is primarily focused on the design and development of software that runs on computers. There is much cross over between the fields.