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Other Engineering Degree Areas

Agricultural Engineering:

Agricultural engineers apply knowledge of engineering technology and biological science to agriculture. They design agricultural machinery, equipment, structures. Some specialties include power systems and machinery design; structures and environment; and food and bioprocess engineering.

Ceramic Engineering:

Ceramic engineers work with inorganic, nonmetallic materials to develop supportive components for 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.

Construction Engineering:

Construction engineers are responsible for overseeing the construction of airports, malls, schools, manufacturing facilities, highways, high rise structures, water treatment plants and much more.

Engineering Management:

Graduates with an accredited degree in engineering management have gained a strong understanding of the organizational and management skills required to lead engineering and technical professionals and projects.

Engineering Mechanics:

Mechanics is the study of motion and forces. With roots in physics and mathematics, Engineering Mechanics is the basis of all the mechanical sciences and can be applied to civil engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, and aeronautical and aerospace 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/Paper Engineering:

Forest engineers combine engineering and forestry principles to solve the world's forestry challenges, with a goal of supporting sustainable forests. Paper engineers combine the investigative principles in the chemical and physical sciences with the manufacturing aspects of chemical engineering, which they apply to pulp and paper processing.

Geological Engineering:

Geological engineers solve engineering problems and design engineering systems with, on, and in geological materials. They are responsible for assuring that geological factors of engineering works are recognized and accounted for to protect the environment from man-made hazards.

Metallurgical Engineering:

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. This area of engineering focuses on designing small electronic components like semiconductors, microchips, and circuit boards. Microelectronic Engineers are employed in the rapidly changing industry of microelectronics and microelectronic packaging.

Mining Engineering:

Mining engineers (including mining safety engineers) find, extract, and prepare coal, metals, and minerals to be used 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 design and supervise the construction of everything from aircraft carriers to submarines, and sailboats to tankers. Marine engineers are responsible for the internal works of the ships like propulsion and steering, while naval architects are responsible for the ships design and stability.

Ocean Engineering:

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 Engineering:

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 data 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.

Engineering Majors

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