Why Study Engineering?
Sometimes we think that perhaps the profession of engineering might be a relatively new profession.
Well you might be surprised to know that Engineering in the modern sense traces its name back to the Roman era. “Engineer” is based on the Latin word for “ingenuity”. Roman engineers built aqueducts and designed heated floors, among their numerous accomplishments.
So why study engineering? Why become an engineer?
Engineering Is One of the Top Paid Professions.
Starting salaries for engineers are among the highest for any university degree.
- Engineers Are Employable.
Engineers are in high demand in every country around the world. In fact, engineers enjoy one of the lowest unemployment rates of any profession.
- Engineering Is a Stepping Stone Toward Becoming a CEO.
Engineering is the most common undergrad degree among Fortune 500 CEOs, with 20% claiming an engineering degree.
- Engineering Opens Doors for Professional Advancement.
Many of the skills that engineers develop open doors to professional advancement, personal growth, and other opportunities.
- It’s a Good Major If You Don’t Know What You Want to Do.
If you are good at science and math but aren’t sure what you want to do with your life, engineering is a safe starting major.
- Engineers Are Happy.
Engineers report a high degree of job satisfaction. This may be due to a combination of factors, such as flexible schedules, good benefits, high salaries, good job security and working as part of a team. It might simply be they love their work!
Engineers Make a Difference.
Engineers address real-world problems. They fix things that are broken, improve those that work and come up with new inventions. Engineers apply principles of ethics to try to find the best answer to a question. Engineers help people make the world a better place.
So, if you are good at science and math – chances are you will make a great engineer.
We will talk next time about the different specializations in Engineering – Biomedical, Civil, Construction Electrical, Environmental, Mechanical, Mechatronic, Software….and many more. We will also look more closely at the entry requirements at both bachelor and master level.
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