How can engineering improve people's lives?

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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 our very technology-driven human culture.

Simply put, engineering combines maths and science for use in practical applications. The area of application helps divide the broad field of engineering into various disciplines including, but not limited to:

  • Aeronautical
  • Biomedical
  • Chemical
  • Civil
  • Computer (Software and Hardware)
  • Electrical
  • Environmental
  • Mechanical engineering

Several engineering fields have recently emerged to become very inter-disciplinary, requiring the interaction and study of a "mix" of engineering areas.

For example, the field of mechatronics is interdisciplinary combining mechanics, electronics, and control systems, and complex projects usually bringing together engineers from multiple disciplines.

Thus, today's engineering student should take advantage of schooling where multiple disciplines are taught and where the students and faculty work together across disciplines to solve real world problems. 

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“Complex projects usually bring together engineers from multiple disciplines”

 

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