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The Different Types of Engineering Fields

When it comes to the different types of engineering, there is a little something for everyone. Engineering is the playground for applied science that affects every one of us every day. Below, we will take a closer look at the types of engineering and offer details on what each of them actually entails.

Aerospace Engineering – The professionals in this sector of engineering deal with simulating, modeling, analyzing, designing and eventually testing rockets, missiles, satellites, spacecrafts and aircrafts. However, aerospace engineering seems to extend to plenty of other applications of objects that move within liquids or gases. To offer a few example sin this regard, some of them are tall buildings in the wind, hydrofoil ships, high speed trains and even golf balls.

As an aerospace engineer, you might work on developing helicopters, military jets, commercial airlines and many more, but at the same time you might also work in special projects that involve designing the latest sea and ground transportation vehicles.

Agricultural and Biological Engineering – These types of engineers will apply their knowledge of science and engineering technology to the efficient use of biological resources and also agriculture. On top of the fact that such professionals are the ones that create advances in agriculture and farming, they also use engineering analysis and design to provide environmental control, to develop power systems meant for supporting agriculture and to protect the natural resources.

Audio Engineering – There are plenty of individuals who just take the sounds they hear on a daily basis, wherever they are, for granted. However, the creation of audio is something that involves both science and art. The sounds in video games or movies have a large crowd of professionals behind them, people who work day and night in order to make sure they sound as intended. Audio engineering is a fun and challenging field where creativity is always used extensively.

Biochemical Engineering and Bioengineering – The professionals in this field deal with studying living systems and applying the knowledge they gain in the process in order to solve different kinds of problems. Some of the things they are responsible with number designing biologically based sensors, keeping desirable organisms alive in the fermentation processes, studying the safety of food supplies and so on. Bioengineers also use their knowledge in order to come up with solutions meant to clean up contaminated water and soil, but also destroy wastes. As a result, it’s safe to safe bioengineers are directly responsible for the health of our environment.

Biomedical Engineering – Biomedical engineers study medicine and biology with the purpose of creating technologies that relate to the healthcare system. This means they develop prosthetic devices, joint replacement parts, artificial organs, medical instruments and medical diagnostic machines.

Materials and Ceramic Engineering – Such engineers work for solving problems by using their technical and creative skills and creating products that come in many shapes, forms and sizes and are also made from exotic materials, for the average and more pretentious consumers. Everyone uses many of these products on a daily basis and they could be a part of their cellphone, computers, microwave ovens and so on.

Chemical Engineering – Chemical engineers are responsible for creating a multitude of products that not only seep into the healthcare system, but in many other areas of society. Such professionals manufacture (after discovering the best and most efficient processes that can be used for their goals) paper, semiconductors, fertilizers medicines, fibers, fuels, paints, better plastics and so on. Their role in protecting the environment is great, because they are the ones to study the fate of chemicals in the environment, calculate environmental damage and invent cleaner technologies.

Computer Engineering – Computer engineers deal with the maintenance, implementation, construction and design of computer controlled equipment and computers for the benefit of everyone. Computer engineering is a sub discipline of electrical engineering and everyone who is interested in it, can attend course at their local university. However, it seems that separating this sub discipline from the main discipline is hard and that is why many universities offer dual degrees in both computer and electrical engineering.

Electrical Engineers – Electrical engineers develop components for some of the most highly used devices and gadgets by everyone on a daily basis. Some examples are cell phones, digital cameras, MP3 players and so on. If you want to become an electrical engineer, you will work on any of the following: medical imagine, wireless communications, computer networks, robotics and many more.

With that being said, these are some of the types of engineering you can consider to be a part of if you like this branch. By knowing exactly what they imply, you will be able to take a better decision on which one you prefer.

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