Engineering is the application of scientific principles and advanced problem solving to create solutions to human needs. There are many diverse fields of engineering, including but not limited to:
- Biological Engineering
- Genetic Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Nuclear Engineering
- Computer Engineering
The people who engage in engineering are typically college graduates and called engineers. A few engineering fields, most notably civil engineering, have some sort of professional certification program, but complete certification is generally achieved well into the engineer's career.
Engineering has produced some of the most spectacular feats of taming the wild earth, such as suspension bridges to cross wide rivers and valleys, dams to control flooding and generate electricity, skyscrapers to better utilize ground space in dense cities, rockets and equipment to explore the solar system, and micro-electronics and large machinery to help us achieve our goals.
Vejle Fjord Bridge, Denmark.
- Engineers U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- History of engineering
- Engineering the information age
- An early history of software engineering by Robert L. Glass.
- Engineering in history
- Greatest Engineering Achievements of the Twentieth Century