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Computer hardware engineers
Electronics engineers, except computer
Health and Safety engineers, except mining safety engineers and
Marine engineers and naval architects
Mining and geological engineers, including mining safety
All other engineers
To be an engineer you need a Bachelors degree and sometimes you may need a Graduates degree. Certain engineers must be licensed to work in the public. Most engineers continue schooling because new technology is being developed everyday. Most people go to college to get electrical, electronics, mechanical, or civil engineering degrees.
What They Do
Engineers use science and math to come up with solutions and discoveries to help meet the needs of the future of mankind. Engineers have many jobs. They design, develop, test, produce and maintain products and ideas. Most engineers specialize in one area.
Here are some different types of engineers:
Aerospace engineers design, develop, and test aircraft, spacecraft, and missiles. They also supervise the making of these products. An Aeronautical engineer is an engineer who works with aircraft and an Astronautical engineer is someone who works with spacecraft. Both types of engineers often specialize in structural, design, guidance, navigation, and control. They use this information for use in aviation, defense systems, and space exploration. Aerospace engineers often specialize. They can become experts in aerodynamics, thermodynamics, propulsion, and guidance and control systems.
Biomedical engineers combine their knowledge of biology and medicine with engineering principles and practices. They develop procedures to solve medical and health problems. Many do research to develop products such as artificial organs and prostheses, which are artificial devices that replace missing body parts. Other Biomedical engineers specialize in designing devices to be used in various medical procedures like MRIs and CAT scans. These engineers usually need a background in another engineering specialty such as mechanical or electronic engineering, in addition to their biomedical training.
Civil engineers are responsible for designing and supervising the construction of roads, airports, buildings, dams, and most public facilities. They must consider many factors in the design process, from construction costs to potential environmental hazards like hurricanes and earthquakes. Considered one of the oldest engineering disciplines, Civil engineering encompasses many specialties. The major specialties are structural, construction, environmental, transportation, and geotechnical engineering. Many Civil engineers hold supervisory positions, while others may work in design, construction, research, and teaching.
Marine engineers and Naval architects are involved in design and construction of boats and ships. They design everything from aircraft carriers to tankers. Naval architects work on the design of ships, while Marine engineers work on the propulsion and steering systems of ships. Both apply knowledge of different subjects to the design and production of all water vehicles.
Mechanical engineers design, develop, manufacture, and test tools, engines, and other mechanical devices. One of the broadest engineering disciplines, Mechanical engineers work on steam and gas turbines and power-producing machines. Mechanical engineers also work on power-using machines like refrigerators and air conditioners, elevators, escalators, and robots used in manufacturing. They may design tools that other engineers may use in their work. They also work in manufacturing and maintenance. Many mechanical engineers become administrators and managers.