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Types Of Engineering

Updated on October 22, 2011

Engineering is a vast field, which includes various sub fields and degrees. In general, engineering is a field of science that involves physics and mathematics and its application. If one wants to get engineering degree there are many options to choose from.

Here are some common engineering degrees:

Chemical Engineering

This branch of engineering focuses on the transformation of raw materials and chemicals, either physically or chemically, into useful and value able products.

The job of a chemical engineer is to manufacture useful product form raw materials in any industry. Chemical engineers get to work in different industries and this field of engineering has a lot of scope from the job point of view.

Chemical Engineering Students
Chemical Engineering Students

Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering is perhaps the largest and the most diverse and dynamic field of engineering.

It is based on mathematics and focuses on all the electrical components, their working, functioning and application.

An electrical engineer deals with any thing with an electric current; he/she is involved in creating and designing new technologies for electrical devices and systems.

An electric engineer can be found working from city power station grid to a company making microprocessors.

Electrical engineers have and always will be in demand all over the world and electrical engineering is the best option for some one opting for engineering with a purpose of good earning.

Power Systems are the main area of operation of Electrical Engineers
Power Systems are the main area of operation of Electrical Engineers
Building mechanical engines are one the field of interest of Mechanical Engineers
Building mechanical engines are one the field of interest of Mechanical Engineers

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering is the second most diverse field of engineering but it is more popular among students as its content is more interesting than electrical engineering.

This field focuses on the designing, functioning, analyzing and maintaining of mechanical systems and items such as car engines and ceiling fans.

In short, mechanical engineers deal with the mechanism and movement of any non-living thing. From the car we drive to the motor we use for pumping water are results of an input of a mechanical engineer.

Mechanical engineering is the oldest of all the other branches of engineering and is believed to be the field of engineering which would never die.

A Civil Engineer busy at his work
A Civil Engineer busy at his work
An oil rig
An oil rig
An Aerospace Engineer working with Telescope mirrors.
An Aerospace Engineer working with Telescope mirrors.

Civil Engineering

Of all the other types of engineering, the job of civil engineering is the most practical and useful for the civilians of a country, hence the name civil engineering.

A civil engineer works on the infra structure of roads, dams, bridges and buildings keeping mind certain natural and environmental factors such as earthquakes, water flow and shifts in temperature. Their job is to create the best possible structure under the light of all the possible conditions.

Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum engineering is a very interesting field of engineering which deals with the determination of oil location and its methods for extraction.

The job of the petroleum engineers is to design methods for oil extraction, device structures for it and to design their transportation containers.

Though it is an interesting job, it has a limited scope as it deals with one industry only.

Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace engineering is the most interesting and popular engineering field amongst young students.

It deals with the movements of objects in space and atmosphere. It also deals with aircraft and rocket functioning and designing.

The job of an aerospace engineer is very difficult and the merit to get this degree is very high, only those with an exceptional mind in mathematics and physics can opt for this field.

Agricultural Engineering

Agricultural engineering deals with various technologies that are in use of production and processing of different agricultural products. 

It focuses on different aspects of food marketing, processing and preservation.

Agricultural Machinery
Agricultural Machinery

Environmental Engineering

Environmental engineering is a branch of engineering which deals with the study of the environment, various factors causing the damage in it and designing of structures and to device solutions for alleviating and diminishing pollution, waste and toxic spills.

An environmental engineer keeping in mind various environmental factors designs sewerage systems to dispose off the toxic and harmful wastes that cause an environmental damage.

A sewage treatment plant
A sewage treatment plant
Computer Engineers
Computer Engineers

Computer Engineering

Computer engineering is yet another very popular field of engineering amongst the young students.

In today’s world, which revolves around computers, there is a huge demand of computer engineers whose function is to deal with the functioning, processing and designing of different parts of computer.

They deal with both the hardware and the software of the computer.

They also design new technologies and methods of their incorporation. In short, computer engineers deal with anything that is related to computer.


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      6 years ago

      dis things hs really relief my mind tanx 2 u am 4rm nigeria pls can u tell d university dat is best gud for engineering student

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      6 years ago from Pakistan

      Software Engineering falls in the category of Computer Engineering. To become one I advise you concentrate on your programming skills. To become a software engineer, you have to be a great programmer.

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      6 years ago

      what about software engineering?i mean i just need guidness that in which subject you shoulb be good for software engineering

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      7 years ago

      this was a huge help for me thanx


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