Other Engineering Degree Areas
Agricultural engineers apply knowledge of engineering technology and biological science to agriculture. They design agricultural machinery and equipment and agricultural structures. Some specialties include power systems and machinery design; structures and environment; and food and bioprocess engineering.
Ceramic engineers work with inorganic, nonmetallic materials to develop materials that support products and systems that impact all our lives. For example, fiber optic materials are critical to the telecommunications industry, and cell phones would not be possible without the development of electronic ceramics.
Graduates with an accredited degree in engineering management have gained a strong understanding of the engineering relationships between the management tasks of planning, organization, leadership, control, and the human element in production, research, and service organizations.
Mechanics is the study of forces that act on bodies and the resultant motion that those bodies experience. With roots in physics and mathematics, Engineering Mechanics is the basis of all the mechanical sciences: civil engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, aeronautical and aerospace and engineering.
Engineering Physics/Engineering Science
Graduates with an accredited degree in engineering physics or engineering science have very broad knowledge that can apply to most industries. The degree often leads to technical positions in most major industries and also to research positions in government or private research laboratories.
Forest engineers apply engineering and forestry principles to solve the world's forestry challenges, with a goal of supporting sustainable forests which are both socially and environmentally responsible. Paper engineers combine training in chemical and physical sciences and chemical engineering as applied to pulp and paper processing.
Geological engineers solve engineering problems and design engineering systems with, on, and in geological materials, while, at the same time, protecting the environment. They might design structures in soil and rock for dams or tunnel construction.
Metallurgical engineers extract, refine, and recycle metals. They solve problems such as reducing corrosion, maintaining heat levels, and increasing the strength of a product. They help develop or improve metals that are used in healthcare, in transportation, in defense, and in the entertainment industry.
Microelectronic Engineering is the area of engineering that focuses on the design and fabrication of electronic devices/systems or subsystems using integrated circuits. Microelectronic Engineers are employed in the rapidly changing industry of microelectronics and microelectronic packaging.
Mining engineers, including mining safety engineers, find, extract, and prepare coal, metals, and minerals for use by manufacturing industries and utilities. They design open-pit and underground mines, supervise the construction of mine shafts and tunnels, and devise methods for transporting minerals to processing plants.
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Marine engineers and naval architects are involved in the design, construction, and maintenance of ships, boats, and related equipment. They design and supervise the construction of everything from aircraft carriers to submarines, and from sailboats to tankers.
Ocean Engineers study the world's ocean environment and apply their knowledge of engineering to analyze its effects on vessels and structures. Ocean engineers are also involved with deep sea exploration and may work to design or operate ocean platforms or sub-surface vehicles.
Petroleum engineers search the world for reservoirs containing oil or natural gas. Once these resources are discovered, petroleum engineers work with geologists and other specialists to understand the geologic formation and properties of the rock containing the reservoir, determine the drilling methods to be used, and monitor drilling and production operations.
Surveying and Geomatics
Surveying Engineers or Geomatics Engineers manage the global spatial infrastructure. They develop systems and equipment for gathering, analyzing, and using information about the earth. They work with digital mapping and global positioning systems, photogrammetry, remote sensing, as well as more traditional surveying tools.