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Engineering Disciplines!

 

There are a number of types of engineering which apply to different areas of design and construction.

Most people are aware of few branches of engineering: civil, electrical, mechanical, and chemical engineering. However, the number of branches is much larger than is commonly known.

 

Engineering students can pick up one of many fields.

Every discipline within engineering will lead to an exciting and rewarding career

The following are few of the traditional and emerging engineering disciplines:

 

Aeronautical and Aerospace

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Biological

Biomedical

Chemical

Civil 

Electrical

Computer Hardware

Software

Engineering Mathematics

Engineering Physics

Environmental

Food

Geological

Industrial (Watch a Video)

Hydrology and Water Resources

Management

Manufacturing

Materials and metallurgical

Mechanical

Mechatronics

Metallurgical and Materials

Mining

Nanotechnology

Naval

Nuclear

Ocean

Petroleum and Natural Gas

Sanitary

Systems and Industrial

Textile

Transportation

 

More information about engineering careers

 

Based on all engineering Bachelorís degrees awarded annually, Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering are considered the big four disciplines followed by Aerospace, Biomedical, Chemical, and Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering as medium four disciplines. Rests of the disciplines are considered small or specialty.

Although an engineer may be interested primarily in one disciplines or even in one area of that disciplines, he/she must also be knowledgeable in other areas of that disciplines or even in other disciplines that interact with this area or discipline. This interaction is part of what makes engineering a demanding and exciting profession.