Types of Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineers design and build aircraft and spacecraft.  This includes airplanes, satellites, missiles, and systems for national defense.

US Labor Statistics - Aerospace Engineer

Biomedical Engineering

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.

US Labor Statistics - Biomedical Engineer

Materials Engineering

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.

US Labor Statistics - Materials Engineer

Chemical Engineering

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.

US Labor Statistics - Chemical Engineer

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineers design and develop infrastructure related products such as buildings, roads, airports, dams, tunnels, and more.

US Labor Statistics - Civil Engineer 

Computer Engineering

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.

US Labor Statistics - Computer Hardware Engineer

Electrical Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mining Engineering

Nuclear Engineering

Petroleum Engineering

Software Engineering