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How certain advances in engineering have affected industry, construction, medicine, technology, and society in general.
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Materials Engineering > ENGINEERING.com

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Materials Engineering
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Materials Engineering is another branch of engineering that is very complex because of its involvement with applied science. The materials engineers in this field work with the production, processing, and implementation of metallic and nonmetallic materials. These people working in this career field look for the properties of different materials or how they can be reused for construction and engineering purposes. Specifically, people in this profession study the contributions of metal and alloys for engineering, and the properties of ceramics, crystals, and polymers. The discovery and usefulness of new materials are important for engineering and building projects. There are many different choices for someone looking for a career in this direction. Many materials engineers are involved in manufacturing these materials, developing them, advertising them, testing them, and designing how they will be used. It is an important branch because engineering revolves around inventing. Engineers need new materials that can be used to make new inventions. Overall, I think that this is intriguing because it revolves around applied science as well as engineering in general, and that is what I am aiming for when I choose a career.

 

"Materials Engineering." Engineering.com. Engineering.com, 6 Nov. 2006. Web. 6 Jan. 2013. <http://www.engineering.com/Library/ArticlesPage/tabid/85/ArticleID/184/categoryId/12/Materials-Engineering.aspx>.

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What is a Computer Engineer?

What is a Computer Engineer? | The Field of Engineering | Scoop.it
A computer engineer is someone with a combination of electrical engineering and computer science training. Most computer engineers...
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Working with computers and designing new software and hardware is only one branch of study that engineering has to offer. Computer engineers are people who have professional knowledge in electrical engineering and can implement those skills while working with computer systems. People involved in this type of career design software or hardware, which requires the application of their engineering capabilities in order to develop, design, or upgrade new programs or equipment. It involves creating the actual equipment, network servers, and programming software applications. This branch of engineering offers many job opportunities which are high in demand. Certain types of software and operating systems are produced for particular industries. One of the primary duties of a computer engineer is to ensure functionality and efficiency in the design, but also to provide service as new upgraded software is released. This field offers many promising career opportunities that are useful in today's economy. This is why computer engineering is one of the most interesting and complex branches of engineering. I think it is extraordinary how much thought and effort goes into something so ordinary as a computer. I am intrigued by the field of engineering because it covers a broad range of topics. The thought of engineering affecting something that we use every day makes it more appealing.

 

 

Tatum, Malcolm. "What Is a Computer Engineer?" WiseGeek. Ed. Bronwyn Harris. Conjecture, 13 Dec. 2012. Web. 6 Jan. 2013. <http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-computer-engineer.htm>.

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What is Civil Engineering? Everything You Need to Know

What is Civil Engineering? Everything You Need to Know | The Field of Engineering | Scoop.it
What is civil engineering? Take a look at this blog article to find out the basics from a professional CT civil engineering company!
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The basic foundation of buildings in our towns and cities can be traced back to civil engineering. Civil engineering is a the branch of engineering which mostly revolves around the construction of public works. Public works include bridges, buildings, facilities, railroads, and other transportation. This career is for those who are under private firms or under government bureaucracies. A four year degree in civil engineering is required for the job, but typically, qualifications in this career vary depending on education. Civil engineers come up with designs and blueprints that can be implemented when building, or they can also inspect the foundation and safety of buildings. They also ensure that these structures that are built follow certain regulations in order to maintain safety and efficiency. In addition, these engineers build water systems such as sewage plants, dams, and levees. It is a difficult career and it has a huge effect on our every day lives. The job is interesting to have because of how much society depends on it. Overall, it is one branch of engineering that provides a lot of job opportunities. I think that civil engineering is a respectable career to take in life because it has a huge impact on us that we might not even realize. I think that there are a vast amount of options in engineering, and civil engineering is only one path. I am interested by this field and its main concepts.

 

"What Is Civil Engineering? Everything You Need to Know." What Is Civil Engineering? Everything You Need to Know. Godfrey Hoffman Associates and Hodge, 18 Sept. 2012. Web. 6 Jan. 2013. <http://www.godfreyhoffman.com/Civil-Engineering-Blog/bid/216260/What-is-Civil- Engineering-Everything-You-Need-to-Know>.

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This will show me everything regarding civil engineering from education to job aspect as well as the future of civil engineering based on personal interpretation.
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What is Engineering and its Fields?

What is Engineering and its Fields? | The Field of Engineering | Scoop.it
A brief introduction to engineering and how it affects industry, construction, production, and trains
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Engineering is a career path in which people develop or expand upon new technology in order to benefit society. Engineers are hard workers who constantly try to make inventions that can make other jobs more efficient, and basically improve every day life. The knowledge of math and physics are key to this career field, but basic engineering revolves around problem solving. An engineer thinks about the result of the problem, design a solution to the problem, and what can be done to fix it according to certain requirements. Engineers must ensure that it is safe, does not harm the environment, and is within costs. Engineering includes many different fields, including electrical engineering which revolves around electrical devices, civic engineering which includes building public structures, mechanical engineering which deals with war machines and vehicles, and chemical engineering which focuses on finding more resources for building and fuel. There are numerous possibilities and branches within engineering. Society is gradually becoming more advanced because of the rapid development of new technology. Engineers work to develop things that will impact the general public which makes the job very enticing. The article grabs my attention because it gives me a scope of what engineers do. I think that engineering is a tough job and it has a huge impact on our everyday lives. We take it for granted sometimes, but I have a respect for engineers because of their effort toward developing things that make our lives better.

 

N/A. "What Is Engineering and Its Fields." What Is Engineering. What Is Engineering, 9 Oct. 2011. Web. 6 Jan. 2013. <http://whatisengineering.org/what-is- engineering-and-its-fields>.

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Mining Engineering > ENGINEERING.com

Mining Engineering > ENGINEERING.com | The Field of Engineering | Scoop.it
Mining Engineering
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Mining is a profitable business that involves quite a bit of advanced technology and equipment. Mining engineers utilize devices that are computer aided, automated and easy to control in order to maximize safety and accuracy. Mining engineering is one of the most crucial branches of engineering because it helps when gathering raw materials or natural resources like coal. Professionals in this career path have taken courses to supplement their engineering skills such as rock mechanics, environmental issues, and economics. The mining engineers ensure that usable materials and minerals are collected from the earth. They also analyze the specimens that they uncover to reveal their compositions and determine the value. There are a lot more opportunities for a career than most people would think. Mining engineers are a part of consulting firms, government agencies, mining equipment developers, and financial organizations. Overall mining engineering is needed in order to gather these resources. Honestly in my opinion, I think that there are more exciting branches of engineering. Mining still offers a number of opportunities, but I tend to gravitate more towards bioengineering. I wouldn't consider mining as one of my career path choices.

 

"Mining Engineering." Engineering.com. Engineering.com, 9 Nov. 2006. Web. 6 Jan. 2013. <http://www.engineering.com/Library/ArticlesPage/tabid/85/ArticleID/188/categoryId/12/Mining-Engineering.aspx>.

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Certified Systems Engineers Are in High Demand - ASME

Certified Systems Engineers Are in High Demand - ASME | The Field of Engineering | Scoop.it
Systems engineering integrates all the engineering disciplines and specialty groups for a project into a streamlined process that smoothly takes the project from concept to production to operation, meeting all business and technical goals.
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Today, business and industry desire more people for jobs as systems engineers. They are high in demand in order for certain processes and tasks may be fulfilled correctly within businesses. Systems engineers are professionals who have a clear understanding of the fundamentals of engineering, and work hard in order to come up with practical solutions to problems in an industry. They work with program managers to make sure they are following stakeholder requirements. The people working in this career field are needed because of their valuable skills that are implemented in most businesses and organizations. Systems engineers turn technical needs into affordable designs that will satisfy businesses. It is a competitive career, and it is a difficult job. This is because a systems engineer helps get a project manager's idea across to the actual engineers. For people who want a career in this direction, certification is hard and requires an intense course of study. But overall it is one branch of engineering that is high in demand today in this economy. It requires hard work, but is rewarding and an essential part of business and industry. I think that this would be the general idea of what I would like to do in life. It requires years to be familiar with the subject, but it is very rewarding. There is a growing need for systems engineers and I would like to explore more of this career in the future.

 

 

Crawford, Mark. "Certified Systems Engineers Are in High Demand." ASME. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Sept. 2012. Web. 6 Jan. 2013. <http://www.asme.org/kb/news--- articles/articles/certification/certified-systems-engineers-are-in-high-demand>.

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Bioengineering- Engineers, Ethics, and More in Brief

Bioengineering- Engineers, Ethics, and More in Brief | The Field of Engineering | Scoop.it
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Imagine all of the lives that can be saved as a result of the astounding advances that bioengineering has to offer. Many people are not fully aware of the importance of bioengineering in our society. It is a difficult yet rewarding career to have. It is a complex field within engineering that is concerned with the development of technology that can be used in the study of medicine, agriculture, or for experimental use. The Bioengineers that study this field examine organisms and biological systems and then try to create practical devices that will improve society, and can benefit public health. The people who have taken up a career in this area usually have a master's degree, PHD, or higher. Bioengineering can require years of study. There are limitations within this career that are enforced by the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity. They ensure that bioengineers do not go too far when experimenting. A primary example of this is attempting to clone humans. But, the advances are truly promising. Overall it is an interesting career path to take, and it can hold the key to future progress that might affect people on a large scale. This particular branch of engineering is appealing to me because it gives people the opportunity to develop technology that can impact the world and save lives. It can open doors for people hindered by disease. This sparks an interest in me and leaves me thinking how much we can accomplish because of bioengineering. I feel that we can do so much to help others who have diseases with this new technology, and that greatly inspires me.

 

 

"Bioengineering- Engineers, Ethics and More in Brief." Biomedical Engineering & Companies. Biomedical Engineering & Companies, 2 Jan. 2013. Web. 6 Jan. 2013. <http://biomanuf.com/tag/what-is-bioengineering/>.

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