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Engineering Careers

You have math and science classes and both are basic to engineering. Engineers are team players with independent minds who ask, “How can we develop a better recycling system to protect the environment, design a school that can withstand an earthquake, or create cutting-edge special effects for the movies?” By dreaming up creative and practical solutions, engineers are changing the world all the time.

Engineering is not science. Engineers generally don’t “do” science. Science is about discovering the natural. Engineering is creating the artificial.

Engineering has been called the “invisible” or “stealth” profession. Everything around you and that you use every day has been engineered in some way yet you may not see the engineers behind the scenes or know much about engineering.


1    Aerospace Engineering
2    Agricultural and Biological Engineers
3    Audio Engineering
4    Bioengineering and Biochemical Engineering
5    Biomedical Engineering
6    Ceramics and Materials Engineering
7    Chemical Engineering
8    Civil Engineering
9    Computer Engineering
10    Construction Engineering
11    Electrical Engineering
12    Engineering Management
13    Engineering Mechanics
14    Engineering Physics/Engineering Science
15    Environmental Engineering
16    Forest/Paper Engineering
17    Gelogical and Geophysical Engineering
18    Industrial Engineering
19    Manufacturing Engineering
20    Marine and Ocean Engineering
21    Mechanical Engineering
22    Metallurgical Engineering
23    Microelectronic Engineering
24    Mining Engineering
25    Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
26    Nuclear Engineering
27    Ocean Engineering
28    Petroleum Engineering
29    Surveying and Geomatics

Career Resources

Women in Engineering
The Coalition for Science After School
American Mathematical Society
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
Association For Women In Science
NATIONAL GIRLS COLLABORATIVE PROJECT Advancing the Agenda in Gender Equity for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

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