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Chemical Engineering

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Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering is one of the Built Environment engineering professions, which deals with the design, construction and maintenance of our infrastructures, waterways and buildings. Civil engineers are an integral part of keeping our water flowing, clean and safe; maintaining our roads and railways; and helping to supply energy. They must use tried and tested methods and come up with new ideas to solve problems related to these areas.

Civil engineers are involved with both large and small projects, across the globe. They have been used to help design and construct buildings like the Shanghai Tower or build transport projects like the Crossrail in London.

Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Electrical engineering is often concerned with making buildings and other services habitable or fully functioning. They help to ensure that people are comfortable and go about their lives with as much ease as possible. Like other engineering professions they will design, install and maintain electrical systems.

Electrical engineers will be involved in a range of systems, including:

  • Getting energy supplies from A to B
  • Heating, ventilating and cooling
  • Lighting
  • Lifts and escalators
  • Security
  • Fire detection

Structural Engineering

A career as a structural engineer offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the design of the Built Environment. Structural engineering covers areas such as structural analysis and design, structural mechanics, foundation design and authority concerning the properties of materials.

Structural engineers contribute towards shaping the world we live in, often working with architects on the design, refurbishment and construction of all structures including:

  • Houses
  • Offices
  • Hotels
  • Offshore oil platforms
  • Sports stadia
  • Bridges
  • Space satellites

Structural engineers use their creativity and innovation to respond with economic and sustainable solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing our world, including climate change.

They may work for:

  • Contractors
  • Consultants
  • Local authorities
  • Institutions
  • Education
  • Research

Many opportunities exist for working overseas.

Mechanical Engineering

As a mechanical engineer, you will use principles associated with force, energy and motion to design and manufacture systems, thermal devices and processes. Nanotechnology is an emergent area in this profession.

Work may include implementing a new process across a production line; designing more aerodynamic cars; maintaining rotors on a helicopter to ensure it is safe; designing and manufacturing medical components such as prosthetic limbs or a pacemaker.

Mechanical engineers are involved in a wide variety of sectors, including:

  • Aerospace
  • Automobile
  • Construction & Building
  • Manufacturing & Processing
  • Medicine & Health
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Transport
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