With its roots in the Latin word ‘ingenuity’, a career in engineering will be challenging, but rewarding. And one that′s highly in demand.


This degree would require experience in biology, maths, and physics depending on the type of engineering desired.


You could specialise in aerospace engineering, civil engineering, industrial engineering, software engineering or transport engineering. Diverse opportunities await.

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“How to Succeed in a Highly Technical Degree”

Any kind of study puts demands on your time and attention. But highly technical studies are even harder. Learning complex principles and techniques takes a great deal of concentration and can be discouraging if the answers don't come fast enough. Here are some tips to making technical studies eas… read more

Job outlooks in engineering: what to expect

“Job outlooks in engineering: what to expect”

When you’re set on getting the right engineering degree, aiming high is never out of the question. Aerospace, Biomedical, Industrial, Material or Mechanical – regardless of the title you’re going for, it’s mandatory to know the requirements you need to tick off to get the dream job, the… read more

Structural Engineering: the job where you build up your dreams

“Structural Engineering: the job where you build up your dreams”

Structural engineering is attracting more and more attention from ambitious students out there. And no wonder. It is one of those industries that allows you to get a real sense of achievement as soon as your project is finished. Being a structural engineer, you see your dream properly built up. Bric… read more

Study engineering in New Zealand

“Study engineering in New Zealand”

New Zealand has a number of institutions offering top-quality IPENZ-accredited engineering programmes. New Zealand is a developed, democratic and, compared to most of the world, remote country. It has a population of approximately four million people living in an area 15% larger than the UK. … read more

Why choose the UK for your engineering studies?

“Why choose the UK for your engineering studies?”

The UK is a popular destination for studying engineering due to its quality courses and opportunities. According to Engineering UK's 2016 Report "the UK at all levels of education does not have the current capacity or the required rate of growth needed to meet the forecast demand for skilled en… read more

Top 6 Engineering Projects

“Top 6 Engineering Projects”

Engineering is responsible for some of the biggest and boldest monuments of human achievement. We've searched the world and found six of what we think are the best feats of engineering. See our 6 Top Engineering Projects below and see if you agree. Which is your favourite engineering project? W… read more

The Top Five Best Engineering Degrees to Pursue in College

“The Top Five Best Engineering Degrees to Pursue in College”

Degrees within the many fields of engineering are often noted as the most lucrative when it comes to finding a well-paying and satisfying career, but many students are unsure of which degrees will actually have the highest return on investment. Here is a look at 5 of the top choices for those who ar… read more

Engineering Education in Ireland

“Engineering Education in Ireland”

Ireland has one of the most youthful populations in Europe with nearly 25% of the population between the ages of 16-25 years. There are almost 200,000 students in full time education and that coupled with Ireland’s location as home to over 1,000 multinational companies means that Ireland is a lead… read more

How can engineering improve people's lives?

“How can engineering improve people's lives?”

From robotics to harnessing renewable energy sources to a simple, noninvasive tuberculosis test, engineers in the US are contributing to human comfort, ease of living, and turning tomorrow's dreams into reality.  The engineering profession is exploding around the world to meet the demands of o… read more

Interview with a civil engineer

“Interview with a civil engineer”

Engineering students in Christchurch (NZ) get hands on experience working with the Christchurch project to rebuild the city following the earthquake in 2011. We interviewed Alessandro Pallermo, a civil engineering lecturer at the University of Canterbury.  Tell us a bit about your positi… read more

Solving problems with engineering

“Solving problems with engineering”

Problem-based learning is not new. It has been used extensively for professional training in medicine since the 1960s, but it has only started to gain momentum in engineering training over the past 10 years. Problem-based learning gives students the opportunity to learn by doing rather than just be… read more



Engineering careers Jobs in engineering typically require an undergraduate degree with an engineering specialty at the very least. Increasingly, however, it is becoming an industry norm that applicants should be educated to graduate level.  Studying a graduate degree is a good opportunity to … read more

Accreditation & global recognition

“Accreditation & global recognition”

When you are deciding where to study an engineering degree, it is important that you choose an institution which is accredited by an official accreditation association and furthermore, you should make sure that it is an association which is globally recognised.  If your course is not accredite… read more

Top 6 Happening Now...

“Top 6 Happening Now...”

6 of the most exciting civil and environmental engineering projects happening around the world right now. 1. Alvarado Water Treatment Plant Ozone Upgrade and Expansion Project The City of San Diego is increasing the capacity of its Alvarado Water Treatment Plant by nearly 100%. At the same time th… read more

Top 6 Renowned Civil Engineers

“Top 6 Renowned Civil Engineers”

Here are 6 of the greatest Civil Engineers of all time. Each one has made a major contribution to the field and they're all people that you will be studying when you study Civil Engineering.  John Smeaton – (1724 – 1792) Smeaton was the first self-proclaimed civil engineer and is commonly… read more

Profiled engineer: Ellen Swallow Richards

“Profiled engineer: Ellen Swallow Richards”

Born in Dunstable, Massachusetts in 1842, Ellen Swallow Richards was not only a pioneer for women in academia, she was a key founder of environmental engineering. She was the first female student admitted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the first American woman to earn a degree in … read more

Hear from... a Civil Engineer

“Hear from... a Civil Engineer”

…a Civil Engineer Name: Nathan SidwellStudied: Civil Engineering at the University of Canterbury (Australia)Qualified in: 2010Works for: AECOM “After college I headed to the University of Canterbury to study engineering...” After college I headed to the University of Canterbury to study e… read more

What is Environmental Engineering

“What is Environmental Engineering”

Environmental engineering is a branch of engineering that uses the same principles and methods as traditional engineering, but in a way which is designed to improve and protect the natural environment.  What should I study? EssentialBiologyChemistryPhysicsApplied mathematicsStatistics Geometr… read more

Profiled engineer: Isambard Kingdom Brunel

“Profiled engineer: Isambard Kingdom Brunel”

Born in Portsmouth on the south coast of the UK in 1806, Isambard Kingdom Brunel is probably the world’s most famous civil engineer. His contribution established many industry standards that are still used today, and his impact on Britain is still felt every day. In 2002, he was voted the 2nd gr… read more

What is Civil Engineering

“What is Civil Engineering”

Civil engineering is a branch of engineering that deals with the construction, design and implementation of structures and facilities that are essential to modern life. These facilities include: roads bridges offshore structures buildings tunnels dams airports harbours water supply and w… read more

BT young scientist & technology exhibition

“BT young scientist & technology exhibition”

The BT Young Scientist & Technology exhibition is an annual event that celebrates student involvement in science and technology and encourages young people to get involved in this exciting sector. The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is much more than a competition; it is an unfor… read more

Engineers understand forward thinking

“Engineers understand forward thinking”

The European Federation of National Engineering Associations represents engineering in Europe and promotes professional mobility. If you are anxious about your future career, you are not alone. Current worries are not only about job scope and relevant functional areas, but also the increased uncert… read more

Engineers make the difference

“Engineers make the difference”

Find out what makes a good engineer, what disciplines there are and more about studying engineering. Engineering graduates help shape the world around us by developing and designing new products and new ways of doing things in many areas of life. Engineers play a vital role in our economy, they att… read more

Engineering in Australia

“Engineering in Australia”

Australia is internationally renowned for its excellence in teaching, research, and leadership in engineering education. Studying engineering in Australia as an international student Australia is a favoured destination for people looking to study engineering, with 41% of the 14,000 graduating unde… read more