What is Engineering?

Engineering combines the fields of science and maths to solve real world problems that improve the world around us. What really distinguishes an engineer is their ability to implement ideas in a cost effective and practical approach. This ability to take a thought, or abstract idea, and translate it into reality is what separates an engineer from other fields of science and mathematics. Consider some things you use in your everyday life: Buildings, roads and bridges, vehicles (cars, planes and boats), computers and other electronic devices.

Not a single one of them would exist without engineers! You wouldn’t have been able to drive to work, check your Facebook status or even use the toilet this morning!

What Does A Typical Engineer Do? Engineers are problem solvers, organizers, communicators, calculators and designers. They are capable of clearly defining a problem and its relevant constraints (such as time, cost, etc.) and providing a simple solution. A senior engineer will usually perform less technical work (calculations and designs) but instead focus on managing a project or team of engineers.