Subscribe to our mailing list

Newsletter Signup

By submitting this form, you are giving IEEE permission to contact you and send you email updates about free and paid IEEE educational content.

Engineering, Computing and Technology Fields

Do you know what an environmental or a civil engineer does? How about the difference between computer science and computer engineering? Explore the different fields within engineering to discover the right one for you. Each area includes a description and links to where you can learn more.

Download our FREE infographic that highlights exciting engineering careers that make a difference.

Aerospace engineers design, test, and supervise the manufacture of aircraft, spacecraft, and missiles.
Those working in the field of agricultural and food engineering solve problems concerning power supplies, machine efficiency, the use of structures and facilities, pollution and environmental issues, and the storage...
Automotive and vehicle engineers develop the mechanics, computers, materials, and systems that are required in the design and manufacture of today’s vehicles.
Bioengineering or biomedical engineering is a discipline that advances knowledge in engineering, biology, and medicine -- and improves human health.
Chemical engineers have a huge impact on many products we use every day, because chemicals are involved in many products.
Civil engineers design and supervise the construction of roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and water supply and sewage systems.
Computer engineers research, design, develop, test, and oversee the manufacture and installation of computer hardware, including computer chips, circuit boards, computer systems, and related equipment such as keyboards, routers, and...
Computer and information systems specialists and managers play a key role in the research, applications and administration of technology within the organization they work for.
Computers and information technology are now integrated into nearly every aspect of modern life.
Computer scientists are really the designers, creators, and inventors of new technology!
Engineering managers plan, direct, and coordinate activities at manufacturing facilities, companies, government agencies, construction sites and anywhere that engineering work is done.
Environmental engineers have a direct impact on the health of the earth and are concerned with local and worldwide environmental issues.
Industrial engineers evaluate and develop efficient systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to streamline production or other processes.
Manufacturing engineering involves designing the processes to build high-quality products.
Materials engineers develop, process, and test materials used to create a range of products, from computer chips and aircraft wings to golf clubs and biomedical devices.
Are you interested in designing mechanical systems ranging from heating and cooling systems to nano-scale robots?
Mechatronics engineering is a field that is somewhat similar to mechanical engineering -- but as the name indicates, those working in this area are bringing both mechanical and electronics engineering...
Mining and geological engineers, including mining safety engineers, find, extract, and prepare coal, metals, and minerals that are used by manufacturing industries and utilities.
Nanotechnology is science, engineering, and technology conducted at the nanoscale, which is about 1 to 100 nanometers.
Ocean engineers study the world’s ocean environment and apply their knowledge of engineering to analyze its effects on vessels and structures.
There are many more engineering career pathways and fields of study.
Only a small proportion of oil and gas flows out from the earth under natural forces, so petroleum engineers develop and use different methods to extract these resources.
Nuclear engineers research and develop the processes, instruments, and systems used to derive benefits from nuclear energy and radiation.
Professor Dale Bailey is a Professor of Medical Physics at the University of Sydney, Principal Medical Physicist at Royal North Shore Hospital, and Director of...
Professor David Townsend worked as a particle physicist at CERN, before becoming a medical physicist. He was instrumental in developing the first positron emission tomography...
Professor Howard Wiseman is a theoretical quantum physicist, known for his work on quantum feedback control, quantum measurements, quantum information, and other fundamental issues in...
Professor Ran Klein is an imaging physicist at the Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa. He is also a professor in engineering and physics at...
Professor Simon Cherry completed his undergraduate Science and Medical Physics PhD in London, before moving to UCLA where he developed co-registration techniques between PET and...
Prof Steven Meikle is a Professor of Medical Imaging Physics at the University of Sydney, Head of Imaging Physics at The Brain and Mind Research...
Professor Stewart Bushong has been Professor and Section Chief of Radiologic Physics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston Texas since 1976. He has been...