What is Engineering?
Engineering is the discipline, art, skill and profession of acquiring and applying scientific, mathematical, economic, social, and practical knowledge, in order to design and build structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes.
Who is an Engineer
Engineers are problem-solvers who want to make things work more efficiently and quickly and less expensively. From computer chips and satellites to medical devices and renewable energy technologies – and of course extracting hydrocarbons – engineering makes our modern life possible. In particular, electrical engineers and computer engineers have a wide range of study options and career paths that let them design, build, and manage those ideas into reality.
The field of engineering has become so diverse in recent years that a definition is not easy to come by. Yes, engineers still build skyscrapers, design machinery, and oversee public works. But that’s only the beginning. They also address society’s needs and problems on a number of other scales with a unique blend of technology and science.
Why should you choose an Engineering Education?
Science and art, mathematics and creativity, models and approximations. Engineering encompasses all of these. The field of engineering has grown so much in recent years that a definition is not easy to come by. Engineers do build bridges and skyscrapers, design machinery, and oversee public works. But that’s only the beginning.
Tasked with solving real-world problems, engineers integrate their knowledge of the physical sciences with more abstract realms to take us beyond the boundaries of current technology–in all areas of life. Chemical and bioengineers are working on drug delivery systems that work inside cells at the molecular level.
On the other end of the spectrum materials scientists are developing data storage techniques using the spin of electrons in atoms. And environmental engineers are quantifying the particle flow of pollutants through soil to better understand how to clean up abandoned industrial sites, oil spills, and other biohazards.
This website offers an introduction to basic engineering concepts, allows you to conduct experiments in a virtual laboratory, and describes hands-on projects helping you to discover just what engineering is all about.
Normally the highest-paid job in the country, Petroleum Engineering is a high-intensity field full of challenge and adventure. If you have the stomach to ride out the bad times and enjoy the good, you’re in for a hell of a ride.
Work hard, get paid – here’s what you can earn, live like a king (or queen).