As a student considering your options for college or university, the choices can be enormous. This is the case even in some disciplines where there may be dozens of different subcategories and / or majors within the profession. Let's explore some of the most popular engineering disciplines, right?
Agricultural engineering is the engineering discipline that seeks to apply engineering sciences to agricultural production and agriculture. It is widely accepted in some circles that the scope of agricultural engineering is broader than all other forms of engineering, as it combines the elements of mechanical, civil, chemical, and animal and plant biology.
Architecture involves applying engineering principles to building construction and design. In some parts of the world, the term "architect" and "architect" is used interchangeably.
Biomedical engineering seeks to apply engineering principles and technology in medicine. Originally considered a multidisciplinary specialty, the biomedical engineer has grown into a respected specialty of its own. Tissue engineering, although also considered a major in biotechnology, is an example of biomedical engineering at work.
Ceramic engineering is related to the practice of designing and creating objects of inorganic and non-metallic materials. The process generally includes purification of raw materials, production of vehicles and their composition into components, and a study of their composition, properties and structure.
Civil engineering is a specialty that deals primarily with the design, construction, and maintenance of bridges, roads, canals, and the like. As a point of interest, this engineering discipline is dedicated to distinguishing itself from military engineering. It is considered the second oldest discipline, after the military.
Computer engineering is a mixture of computer science and electronic engineering. Computer engineers design both computer software and computers, as well as develop solutions to integrate the two.
Electrical engineering is the study and application of electromagnetism, electronics, and electricity. It is a broad-based field encompassing the design and implementation of various electronic / electrical systems such as circuits, generators, motors and transformers.
Environmental engineering refers to the application of scientific principles to improve the environment. In general, this discipline tries to provide healthy air, water and land for safe housing. In addition, this particular system attempts to find ways to reverse environmental damage from pollution.
Industrial engineering is a discipline concerned with the continuous development and improvement of integrated systems. In manufacturing systems, the focus is on finding ways to dispose of waste (time, money, materials, energy, etc.). Industrial engineering is not necessarily limited to manufacturing.
Manufacturing engineering, on the other hand, deals almost exclusively with the design and maintenance of various manufacturing processes, tools, equipment and machinery. Soft manufacturing principles are an example of scientific industrialization on the job.
Materials engineering is concerned with the properties of matter and its application to science and technology. This generally refers to the study of the structure of matter at the molecular level, and includes elements of applied physics and chemistry. Nanotechnology is one example of material engineering at work.
Mechanical engineering is one of the oldest specialties, and is primarily concerned with the design, production and use of tools and machines. It is mainly concerned with the generation and application of mechanical strength.
Nuclear engineering is a discipline primarily concerned with developing practical applications of nuclear energy. This includes the development and maintenance of nuclear reactors, power plants and weapons.