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Which Engineering path best suits your skill set or passion?

Interested in the world of engineering, but unsure about which route best suits your skill set or passion? From Chemical, Civil and Electrical to Environmental, Mechanical and Software, there’s something for everyone within the Engineering sector. Find out more about some of the best-known areas of engineering expertise.

Mechanical Engineering

One of the most diverse branches of Engineering, involving the design, production, and operation of machinery. It combines engineering physics and mathematics principles with materials science to design, analyse, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems. Disciplines include aerospace, automotive, and computer aided design (CAD).

Civil Engineering

Both one of the oldest and one of the most recognisable types of engineering. Responsible for city and country infrastructure, it deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including public works such as roads, bridges, canals, dams, airports, sewage systems, pipelines, as well as structural components of buildings, and railways.

Electrical Engineering

Concerned with the study, design and application of equipment, devices and systems which use electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism. Electrical Engineers have invented things taken for granted in any home or office, such as the radio, television, and the lightbulb.

Chemical Engineering

Could be the branch of engineering for you if you’ve got an interest in microbiology and physics. In high demand, Chemical Engineers develop economical commercial processes to convert raw material into useful products.

Software Engineering

Working in this area of engineering means applying the principles of software engineering to design, develop, maintain, test, and evaluate computer software.

Environmental Engineering

Encompasses broad scientific topics like chemistry, biology, ecology, geology, hydraulics, hydrology, microbiology, and mathematics to create solutions that will protect and improve the health of living organisms and improve the quality of the environment.


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