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Study Aeronautical Engineering

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Are you a high school student with exemplary skills and knowledge in science and mathematics? Do you want to pursue higher education in aerospace and aeronautical engineering? While you look at the sky, do you imagine yourself having a career that lets you fly objects beyond your ordinary reach? Well then, reaching for the sky is not the limit for aspiring Aeronautic Engineers. If you want an exciting, challenging, and a degree study that is math-based or if your interests lie in space stations, shuttles, national defense, commercial transport, then, it is better to take Aeronautical Engineering degree without hesitation.

Students with Aeronautical Engineering degree are immersed with quality engineering education that allows them to design, create, test, and contribute to the development of sophisticated technologies in the construction and science of spacecraft and aircraft. The completion of the course proves that students have acquired and earned all the criteria needed in becoming an Aeronautical Engineer. Known as one of the most reputable courses in engineering, Aeronautical Engineering courses equip students with hard-earned skills that will develop their good observation prowess and the ability to think analytically, technically, and critically. Their proficiency and their acquired academic brilliance are good enough qualifications to play huge roles in development and production of aircrafts, spacecrafts, satellites, and missiles.

Further higher studies can be taken for professionals and graduates who want to get specialized knowledge and word-class scientific understanding of aeronautical technological advancements. Advanced topics are discussed thoroughly and students are provided with learning opportunities that will help them comprehend the complexities and functionalities of aircrafts based on engineering principles. Completing the course would mean a wide scope for professional growth as they further explore and discover new developments and technologies in aviation, defense systems, and space exploration. They will be informed about areas that include structural design, instrumentation, navigational guidance, and production methods of a particular product (e.g. helicopters, satellites, planes, rockets, etc).

The rewarding career, not to mention compensation and benefits that awaits every student who completed the course serves as their passport in achieving a high profile reputation and position in the aerospace industry. To become an excellent professional and be able to command high salaries in the future, students should take their studies from a university that offers Aeronautical Engineering courses taught by exemplary educators—educators who can hone their aeronautical engineer’s skills and technical expertise about the subject. To successfully finish the course, students are expected to be intelligent, outstanding team players, innovative, self-motivated, lateral thinkers, and be bold enough to be aggressive in a good way.

Air travel industry is experiencing a boom. Hence, highly-skilled engineers have a buoyant future career. The career opportunities for aeronautic engineers remain high in demand. Graduates of the course can pursue their career and apply for a position in the Armed Forces, leading aerospace organizations, government departments, research agencies, aviation authorities, airline operators, and business employers that provide supplies in the aerospace industry.

Certainly, there are more than good enough reasons why a student consider taking Aeronautical Engineering shouldn’t think twice in pursuing the course.

Study Aerospace Engineering

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Aerospace engineering is perhaps one of the most exciting academic courses there is today as designing, building, testing and manufacturing of aircrafts and spacecrafts are pretty much what they do. The phrase, “rocket science,” connoting that something is extremely complicated would refer to aerospace engineering as aerospace engineers are the people who are literally known as rocket scientist.

Aerospace engineering is further divided into two branches, which are by the way overlapping, aeronautical and astronautical. The term aeronautical would mainly deal with earthbound aircrafts while astronautical would refer to the branch of rocket science that would be for off-planet purposes.

More or less, students of this course for geniuses will be dealing with understanding the concepts of atmospheric pressure, temperature, fluid dynamics, avionics, aerodynamics, propulsion, structural loads, structural analysis and even manufacturing, to come up with crafts that can go faster, can carry more payload or that can have more safety features among other things. The complexity of this branch of science is just too much for one person that most often, a team of space engineers who are specialized in their own fields are needed to perfect a design and construction of an aircraft or spacecraft. One engineer may come up with the perfect aerodynamic design that can allow an aircraft to fly at even higher speeds but then when it was up for testing the engine chokes up or the wings break during flight, which are whole different sets of problems as that would fall into the area of a propulsion expert or structural expert to solve.

Aerospace engineers can choose which field they can specialize in. Some aerospace engineers specialize in aerodynamics, propulsion, material structure, structural loads and manufacturing. Aerospace engineers who specialize in the field of aerodynamics would be the ones concerned in analyzing air in motion and the objects it interacts with. More or less, coming up with designs that cut wind drag is the objective here. In the area of propulsion, particularly air propulsion, aerospace engineers would be delving with engines that could launch and thrust objects high up in the air and space to defy gravity. For material structure experts, they would be the ones that would be investigating the properties of all materials to be used in a ship. This branch of aerospace engineering is the one that comes up with new materials with new properties to be used in designing the perfect aircraft. Although sometimes overlaps with the a different branch, structural analysis, the main difference of material structure and structural analysis is that structural analysis is more concerned with investigating materials that come under stress like the loads it carry and the effects of an environment the materials will be exposed in. They would be the ones to investigate if it’s okay to put aluminum in a zero gravity field or if a carbon fiber casing would serve best a rocket ship’s dashboard given the heavy g-force it will be subjected to and what other forces it may come in contact with. The manufacturing field is a different area altogether as putting up manufacturing plants and systems to assemble these airplanes would entail a whole new different set of skills.

In this field, there is just no room for miscalculations as lives of those aboard the crafts and as well as the people on the streets or anywhere on land who might be landed upon by a malfunctioning aircraft are in grave danger. An example of a simple miscalculation was that of Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986. The Challenger exploded just 73 seconds after liftoff resulting to the deaths of its 7-man crew. The culprit was just an O-ring failure. There was just an O-ring part that did not seal a chamber somewhere on the ship and pressure got in when it supposed not to, and that was enough to blow up the whole space shuttle. This disaster just proves that even a simple O-ring or a loose crew could cause a disaster, and this just shows how exacting and precise this science really needs to be.

To the successful persons who can actually finish this very difficult course, opportunities are aplenty as there is NASA, Boeing and other aircraft manufacturers and countries with airforce units would always welcome an aerospace engineer.

Study Agricultural Engineering

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One of the areas of study that has been instrumental in the advancement of human societies has been in the area of agriculture and food production. Now, speaking of agriculture and food production, there has never been more contribution than any other field than agricultural engineering. Not only does the field of agricultural engineering been in the forefront of food production but it was also responsible for advancements in food processing and creation of agricultural structures.

Actually, agricultural engineering is a combination of various different branches of scientific studies such as plant biology, animal biology, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering and electrical engineering, and so that’s why it has been able to do all those technological marvels that has greatly solved the problem of feeding billions of people. Students of this course should expect lots of engineering, chemistry and crop and animal science subjects.

The scope of agricultural engineering is very broad as it can function to plan and design agricultural machinery and as well as agricultural structures for the sole purpose of increasing productivity. Thanks to agricultural engineers, they had been responsible for coming up with those harvesting machines that just sweeps up a field of wheat or sugar canes and finishes the job in half a day with just an operator of the machine as the only man to do it whereas those doing it manually would have taken 3 days and how many farms hands just to do a simple harvesting job. Structures like cold storage which have made seasonal fruits and vegetables available when they are out of season are also among those structures that an agricultural engineer has had a hand with.

Since crop production is one of the main purposes why agricultural engineering was founded, seeding, tilling and irrigation would rightly fall on their domain. In almost any country where topography and climate are different, it is the job of agricultural engineer to design particular irrigation systems that would fit the needs of a specific country or place. Like for example in a lowland and highland farming, the type of irrigation system would be very much different as the sources of water would vastly differ for both places. On the subject of irrigation, agricultural engineers are also finding out ways on how to better conserve water and as well as the soil itself. Flood control and even designing a dam are one of the grandest projects an agricultural engineer could undertake.

Agricultural engineers would also be involved in animal production as animals also fall to the category of food sources. More often, there are also a lot of agricultural engineers that have handled caring and processing of cattle, poultry and fish production technology-wise. Extraction of dairy from the cows with the use of machines has now been being employed in advanced countries and as well as the derivatives like cod liver oil and whatever chemicals extracted from farm animals for commercial consumption.

Well, of course, expertise of an agricultural engineer would have to come from one’s work experience as the field is too broad to master it all. To become truly an authority in any one of the fields available for students of agricultural engineers, one has really have to have the dedication and never stop taking further studies up to a doctorate degree.

Study Agricultural Mechanization

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Food production is one of the major concerns of all societies. Countries should be able to feed its population from its product; otherwise, run the risk of starving its people. Modern Agriculture plays a very crucial role in ensuring that this task is done. Among the many branches of Agriculture, Agricultural Mechanization has direct correlation to agricultural productivity.

Mechanization comes from the root word “mechanize” - a verb synonymous to implementation, automation, or use of machinery – is a process wherein manual, animal, or motorized power is utilized in achieving an end goal. Mechanization has always been associated with increase in productivity and increased efficiency in producing goods and services. The words Agricultural Mechanization, therefore, implies the use or applications of machinery in agricultural activities, like land preparation, planting, and harvesting with the purpose of increasing productivity and efficiency in doing these activities - thereby increasing the profitability of farming. In developing countries, around 80% of agricultural machineries still rely on human and animal power. In developed countries, on the other hand, almost all farming activities are now motorized.

Agricultural Mechanization is a specialization under the broader study of Agriculture. It encompasses all procedures involved in the identification of needed farm machineries and equipment in a particular area; conceptualization and design of prototype based on the identified need; field-testing of prototype in actual farming environment; and the marketing and distribution of equipment if found acceptable and feasible to the target end-users. This field also touches on management principles, such as production, planning, control, and profitability of the farming business as a whole.

As a field of study, Agricultural Mechanization students are exposed to both the technical and the mechanical aspects of farming. The students are trained in the needs assessment of machines specific to a certain agricultural setting, and they also learn to conduct acceptability of certain designs to its target market. These are usually done through field testing of the equipment in an actual farming setting, wherein the user (farmers) provides feedback on the design or prototype.

Furthermore, Agricultural Mechanization students learn to forecast the feasibility of mass producing the designs and marketing and distributing the products. They are also educated in the fundamentals and dynamics of internal combustion engines and electrical machineries, and they get to experience hands-on the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of basic farm machineries, such as tractors, tillers, and harvesters. Aside from the technical and mechanical part of the program, students are also introduced to (1) the concept of economies of scale, (2) the socio-economic factors affecting the potential success or failure of agricultural machineries, and (3) business aspect to make students appreciate and understand profitability of the endeavor.

Graduates of the Agricultural Mechanization curriculum could choose several career paths. They could become designers and developers of machineries; product testers; or technical consultants of firms manufacturing machineries. They could also put up their own business and engage in farm management or become distributors of agricultural machineries.

Study Agricultural Technology Engineering

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Study Agrifood Engineering

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Study Agro-Environmental Engineering

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Study Architectural Engineering

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Who could ever imagine how the Petronas Twin Towers were built? It is simply amazing how skyscrapers are erected considering the demanding construction work. How much more the interior particulars involved in making them operational such as electrical, plumbing, heating, cooling, and acoustic concerns? All these and other related matters comprise the sphere of interests of Architectural Engineering. Specifically, it is inclusive of building plans, designs, construction, and operation which comprise overall engineering system incorporated on infrastructures. Meaning it is broader than parallel fields of study like architecture, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, etc. No wonder it is a diversified discipline that requires diversified knowledge and skills, too. Expertise then comes rewarding for you get to have the best of multiple worlds.

Architectural engineering is a multifaceted discipline. Core aspects include structural, electrical, and acoustic engineering. Structural engineering is primarily focused on building plan and design feasible to be integrated with engineering principles. It goes to show that it is way more meticulous than architecture for certain considerations must be met for instance material strength and seismic design. On the other hand, electrical engineering takes care of lighting requirement for systematically illuminated establishment while acoustic engineering is focused both on noise control and sound optimization. These two concerns are significant towards achieving natural interior ambiance.

Another important aspect of Architectural Engineering is building services. These include mechanical, electronics, communication, and plumbing engineering. Mechanical engineering is focused on heating ventilation and air conditioning system which involves plan, design, and setup of relevant equipment for centralized heating and cooling. Electronics and communication engineering which is directed towards power distribution and telecommunication system. Plumbing engineering is engaged into water distribution and fire protection system including many other services aimed at securing safety and convenience of individual dwellers.

Architectural Engineering is offered as a major course program in accredited universities such as the University of Pennsylvania. Considered as a highly technical discipline, admission requires exceptional math and science academic rating in high school. No wonder students under the course program are meticulously screened against certain scholastic standards. There are also related fields of study considered as alternative course programs such as Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Drafting and Design Technology, Construction Technology, etc. Further studies may likewise be pursued via Masters Degree on Architectural Engineering however Lawrence Technological University offers an integration of Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree course programs in a five-year study.

Career opportunities for Architectural Engineers pose a positive trend of 24% in the period of 2008 to 2018. This is in consonance with the population growth forecast intertwined with building construction possibilities. Besides, the niche seems to be attractive considering the limited pool of architectural engineers. In particular, it is attributed to the scarce number of accredited schools courtesy of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. More often than not, architectural engineers work in teams of building construction specialists such as architects, electricians, building services experts, HVAC professionals, etc. Consequently, collaboration is expected to bring out thorough construction operations considering the extensive responsibility involved.

Study Astronautical Engineering

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Study Audio Engineering

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Beautiful, melodious sound becomes music to the ears that relaxes the mind and soothes the spirit. Where does sound comes from, how is it formed and created? The answer could be science; the science that deals with the sound, its recording and reproduction through mechanical and electronic process - Audio Engineering.

The mechanized reproduction of music began by Thomas Edison in 1877 through his Phonograph, the first practical sound recording and reproduction device. It is the start of a career for those who love music and wants to capture sound, record, copy, edit, mix and reproduce using mechanized apparatus and electronic gadgets.

Audio Engineering, a part of audio science attracts on many disciplines such as electrical engineering, acoustic, psychoacoustics and music. In contrast to acoustical engineering which deals with noise control or acoustical design, audio engineering concerns the creative and practical aspect of sound.

To the student, Audio Engineering gives familiarity to the outline, fitting in, and operation of sound recording or broadcasting equipment. One important asset a student possesses is his excellence in Mathematics. He becomes a skilled reproducer of sounds, electronics, acoustics, music, and trains in different kinds of recording media.

The student learns about digital multiple track recorders which now is the outmoded analog tape, knowledge in computer, software and hardware integration, and synchronization of analog to digital transfers.

The student acquires the knowledge of audio equipment, recording facilities, editing, mixing, and stages of production. Audio engineers are being referred to as audio technicians. After their scuffling with the course, they could be recording engineers or sound engineers, depending on the particular field they embark, especially when the expertise comes within the realm of sound in movies.

Students that become Audio engineers are active in commercial production that draws them to the borderline of a sound engineer. He can be a studio engineer or a producer. He is also a recording engineer, an assistant engineer, a mixing engineer, a mastering engineer. In some other calling, the Audio engineer is an expert and a specialist.

The student should understand the professional branches of his chosen career:

● Studio engineer works within a studio facility, either independently or with a producer.

● Recording engineer records sounds.

● Assistant engineer assists full-time engineers with microphone setups, session breakdowns, and rough mixes.

● Mixing engineer creates mixes of multi-track recordings.

● Mastering engineer mixes the final stereo tracks that the mix engineer creates. He makes final adjustments to overall sound of the record before commercial duplication using the principles of equalization and compression for a good sound.

● Live sound engineer deals with live sound reinforcement that include planning and installation of speakers, cabling and equipment, and mixing sound during the show.

● Game audio design engineer deals with sound aspect of game development.

● Foldback or Monitor engineer, System engineer, Audio post engineer are aspect of the professional sphere.

A Bachelors Degree in Audio Engineering is a standard prerequisite for advance position, and the level of education changes the scope of employment between music and performing arts to architectural sound planning. This interesting job makes more fascinating although an Audio Engineer works hard like a superman.

Study Audiovisual Engineering

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Study Automatic Instrument System

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The universe has nations and societies that grow rapidly with time. This is due to Industry, the upshot that gave the world a turnabout to ignominiously notorious society with its sophisticated and ultra modern inventions. From dreadful race cars traveling with almost a Mach speed to the state-of-the-art smart bombs to the most sophisticated stealth aircrafts.

All these have built-in automatic instrument systems. All these elements came from schools and from fertile minds of students. When a learner wants to jangle his hands with Automatic Instrument System, a science degree course in engineering offered by many technical schools all over the world, he would end up with a Bachelor, or Master, or Doctorate degree in either Applied Physics and Instrumentation or Computerized Instrumentation System or other engineering courses.

Taking up Automatic Instrument System course progressed to a much rigid requirement that converge to a recent learning discipline – the Instrumentation Science, the front liner to the trends and achievements in Physical, Chemical, and Biological Science. The course with Bachelor degree has a curriculum that provides competence to the graduates. Following the application of theories and tools to the areas of business and management, students are taught knowledge and skills of management theory and methods underscoring critical evaluation of information.

Students should have background knowledge in Mathematics, Physics, Programming, and Systems Theory. Following course modules, students take research projects such as circuit design, computer communications, digital signal processing, electrical energy systems, micro technology, and microwave circuit design.

The course has succeeded further expectations in creating a symbol in the life of modern man. The graduate who was a former learner now is a full pledged professional exercising his knowledge acquired in school. They created, for instance the automatic instrument systems in transportations. No one is safe without automatic instrument systems in an airplane either it be in flight or racing in the runway. A plane in flight is very much precarious especially in adverse weather than in fair atmosphere.

The navigation systems (automatic instrument system) of the aircraft help the pilot trace its location and the landing field while traffic controllers in the ground which track the position of the aircraft. It is very important that the instruments do not bug down at high altitude and in adverse weather conditions and during the relay of information directives to the airplane. There are many uses of the automatic instrument system in the daily lives of man. These are from national security of a nation, to the automobile and the household. Air or naval crafts rely mainly on the automatic instrument system. Cars or the trains have automatic instrument for the passengers’ safety. Salute George Westinghouse who invented the air brakes in 1869. It is no wonder why U.S. road racing champion Jim Hall won with his Chaparral. One reason is the car’s automatic transmission.

All those objects, contraptions, crafts, engines have automatic instruments. They are all precise and sophisticated devices made by man. Be that as it may, these automatic instrument systems cannot turn into uncontrollable robots. Likewise, they are still slaves to man.

Study Automation

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Voice Activated technology control happens to be another remarkable breakthrough in automation. What is even more intriguing is that this latest innovation has wide-ranging applications made possible by dynamic research and development teams from premier developers. In home automation, voice activated TV remote enables the user to make some commands via audio recognition such as stop and play. In the same way, Microsoft Voice Activated Multimedia System is being employed in various multimedia commands hence its integration in automobiles. Other applications of audio recognition system include mobile phone operations, teleconferencing, online gaming, etc. Consequently, these form part of the broad realm of Automation studies.

Automation has revolutionized industrialization via the optimization of control systems along with information technologies. Basically, it is achieved via meticulous employment of logic and linear controls to manipulate behaviour commonly backed up by information and communication micro-electronic techniques. These are typically utilized for the advancement of trade and commerce, hence their economic ends. More often than not, automated processes are incorporated to improve either production of goods or delivery of services. In turn, it encompasses wide-ranging applications such as but not limited to banking (automated teller machines), health and wellness (radiography screening), manufacturing (telephone switchboards), etc.

Social approval of automated processes though, happened over time triggered by controversies during the onset of the Industrial Revolution. In particular, the attempt for weaving automation courtesy of Jacquard looms was hurdled by the Luddites (British Textile Social Movement). Back then, automation was regarded as detrimental to the workforce. Thanks to the modernization of the 20th century, that introduced modern notion on the matter, automation is not ultimately directed to attack employment of labour force but instead to promote human welfare. For instance, automated procedures are being developed to relieve men from doing dangerous and monotonous work. Besides, automation is confronted by certain limitations such as technicality, vulnerability, and cost. Although machines can supersede the endurance of men, human beings are still made superior by intelligence and free will.

The trend for automation brought about the many relevant scholastic programs offered in the academe. Undergraduate curricula include Bachelor of Science in Automation Technology, Bachelor of Engineering in Automation and Control Technology, and Bachelor of Technology in Process Automation. Further studies are accessible in graduate schools such as Master in Industrial Automation, Master of Science in Robotics and Automation, and Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science and Automation. Another alternative is comprised of two-year short courses such as Associate of Science in Electric Automation, Associate of Applied Science in Automation Technology, and Associate of Applied Science in Automation Engineering Technology.

Employment privileges await Automation specialists given the ever expanding industry. Multinational companies comprise an attractive career niche to professionals such as premier business hub developers in the likes of American Software, Inc., Cerner Corporation, and USWEATT Corporation. Non-governmental organizations may also conduct research programs on automation, hence the need for expert assistance. For instance, Egypt launched the ICT4NGO program in 2009 aimed at NGO Automation Capacity Building in partnership with General Dynamics, Microsoft Corporation, UN Development Program, and ICP Trust Fund. National governments may also hire automation engineers on their many projects under the Department of Science and Technology. Academic institutions may also tender teaching posts to competent degree holders.

Study Automation Engineering

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Are you an engineering student seeking an exciting and fascinating specialty in which to focus your studies?  Have you considered an advanced degree in Automation Engineering, one that will ultimately lead to a career working with and perfecting industrialized equipment?  Automation engineering is a relatively new specialty that was primarily borne out of the explosive advancement in computer technology and robotics over the past two decades.  Graduates with a degree in this field will be on the cutting-edge of engineering technology and will immediately become eligible to work in a variety of fields in which their skills are currently in high demand.  To help you become a bit more familiar with this degree program, below we have briefly outlined some of the course content you are likely you encounter while pursuing a degree in Automation Engineering, as well as the main requirements for admission into this type of program.
 
About the Automation Engineering Degree
 
The Master’s of Science degree in Automation Engineering is a two to three-year program now being offered by most major colleges and universities.  This course of study will train students to build, troubleshoot, repair and maintain the automated industrial equipment now used in a variety of manufacturing and processing fields, such as computer numerical control (CNC) equipment and robots.  The program will include classes in fields such as statistics, advanced technical mathematics, particle and solid dynamics, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and electrical circuits, as will feature courses in subjects such as:
 
  • Pneumatics and Hydraulics.  In the Pneumatics and Hydraulics course students will study the terms, history, principles and functions of the various fluid power components used in automation engineering.  They will examine aspects such as control tactics, hydraulic interpretation, pneumatic drawings and blueprints, component symbols and pneumatic circuit design, and explore actuators and fluid transmission devices as well as the causes and effects of fluid contamination.
  • Automated Manufacturing.  The Automated Manufacturing course offers a comprehensive examination of the principles and integration of robots in factory-type settings, emphasizing computer numerical control (CNC) devices, computer-aided design (CAD), programmable logic controllers (PLC) and computer integrated manufacturing (CIM). Students will also be expected to learn the components of a robotic structure, industrial robot programming, system drivers and sensors. The prerequisites for this course vary depending on the university, but generally speaking, students are expected to take both college algebra and trigonometry prior to enrollment.
  • Programmable Logic Controllers.  In the course on programmable logic controllers students will examine and learn the programming and implementation of programmable logic controllers, devices which act as the computerized 'brain' of automated industrial equipment such as assembly line robotic arms. Some of the topics students will explore include the theories and applications of hardware selection, sensor positioning, motion control, automatic identification and configuration, math blocks and troubleshooting.
 
To qualify for admission into the Master’s of Science degree program in Automation Engineering students must possess, at minimum, a Bachelor of Science degree in the same or closely-related field and a have a 3.0 grade point average or better in their undergraduate coursework related to engineering and technology.

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Automotive Engineer

Last March 2009 in Geneva, almost all world-renowned carmakers strutted off their concept of what future cars will look like in the Geneva Motor Sport Show 2009. The motor show was a huge success because motor show goers can’t stop wowing and gaping in awe. The cars seen on the motor show were concept cars basically, meaning most likely those cars were just built to show off the level of technology their automotive engineers have achieved so far. However, some cars on the exhibit did announce that they would be ready for production by 2010 so some are not merely concept cars at all. During these kinds of motor shows, it is not just a feast for the eyes of spectators but this is also where cutting edge technological breakthroughs are unveiled. Those beautiful concept cars and those features that unceasingly awed spectators were a product of a team of automotive engineers’ hard work.
Automotive Engineers are truly the life blood of every automaker. From conceptualization to design and finally to manufacturing of a car, it is an Automotive Engineer who does all these. However, Automotive Engineers can be classified into three teams namely: design, development and manufacturing.
Those in design are the ones who design components and systems (like brake system and aerodynamics) found in a car. It is also the duty of a Design Engineer to do testing the designs they made to see if, indeed, the intended result for a particular design meet expectations. Like for example, a Design Engineer came up with a superior aerodynamic body design that uses fiber glass. Once approved to go ahead with the project, the prototype for this body design would then be fabricated for testing purposes. This prototype then would be subjected to all kinds of test that would check its sturdiness. Computer simulations would also be a big part in product designs so a bit of computer know-how is necessary for Design Engineers.

The development team is responsible for integration of the different systems looking from the point of view of a complete car. Final testing of anything would be his concern since it is his call what inclusions and exclusions would be made. Because of so many considerations to consider, the Development Engineer would have to decide if the car would be for the racing or for the city driving. A racer car would mean development should be geared for higher power displacement and faster acceleration while city driving would lean more to less fuel output cars. Generally, it is the Development Engineers who would set the tone of the car.

The third type of Automotive Engineers would be those in the manufacturing team. Once the design of a car has been ordered for production, the Manufacturing Engineers would be the ones in charge of planning and executing the assembly of the vehicles. They would decide what equipment, tools, and people would be needed. Making and designing assembly plants should rest upon their shoulders but perhaps the most important question for Manufacturing Engineers is how many units they can make on a daily basis.

Automotive Engineers are indeed a vital cog in the automotive industry. The automotive industry pretty much is a self sustaining industry as cars get obsolete for a period of 5 years or so. This would mean that Automotive Engineers would never run out of work as long as people have a need for cars.

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Study Bioengineering

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Pure and applied sciences are inevitably intertwined faculties, hence the biotechnology. Biotechnology is a collaborative integration of biology, engineering, technology, and medicine. In particular, it deals with the relevance of biological processes in the development of bioproducts aimed at enhancing life forms. According to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, it is described as the technological application that makes use of biological systems, living organisms, or any derivatives imperative to the creation and development of products and processes for specific purposes. Consequently, biotechnology is an integral facet in the pursuit of bioengineering as more and more innovations spring out from such studies.

Bioengineering also known as Biological Engineering or Biosystems Engineering is basically the application of engineering expertise on life systems. This holds true in the comprehensive range of engineering specializations, such as civil, communications, electronics, mechanical, and the like. In the same way, the application of this technology encompasses many different fields in the likes of agriculture, biopharmaceuticals, industrial fermentation, and synthetic biomaterials. Nonetheless, this particular realm is based on various disciplines in the likes of chemistry, mathematics, and physics in the furtherance of biological, behavioural, and health sciences.

Introduced in 1954, Bioengineering entered the domain of scientific studies upon the advancement of Physiology. Professor Heinz Wolff coined such terminology to describe the application of engineering principles to life sciences. As a matter of fact, he also founded the Brunel Institute of Bioengineering that paved the way for researches on weightless space flight. Since then, Bioengineering commenced into broadening such field of study thereby accommodating relevant areas of inquiry particularly environmental modification. Not so long after the institution of this scientific branch, Mississippi State University launched the formal academic program on Biological Engineering. Then some other institutions followed the pioneer curricula such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Utah State University.

The significance of biosystems engineering in the realm of science and technology brought about relevant course programs offered in graduate and undergraduate schools. More often than not, degrees conferred may either be on Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering programs. Relevant college studies include Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Biosystem Engineering. Furthermore, accessible postgraduate programs consist of Master in Bioengineering, Master of Science in Bioengineering, and Doctor of Philosophy in Bioengineering. All these curricula are offered in colleges and universities worldwide such as Donghua University (China), Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland), Star Education Consultants (Ukraine), University of Strathclyde (United Kingdom), and Arizona State University (United States).

Career opportunities await Biological Engineering degree holders. Research centres of public or private character comprise an attractive employment niche. Top companies with bioengineering interests are expected to hire experts for research and development teams. Non-governmental organizations like the Centre for Bioengineering Research Institute of Kampala is likely to secure services of bioengineering researchers for its various projects and programs for sustainable treatment of HIV virus. National governments offer placements to practitioners for their many different agencies under the Department of Science and Technology. Educational institutions all over the globe can provide teaching posts to competent professionals who can share their expertise in the academe. Apart from research, some other duties and responsibilities consist of administrative, supervisory, discretionary, and related functions.

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Biomedical Engineering or more commonly known as BME is one of the newest fields to emerge in medical science. Not to be mistaken for biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering deals mainly with medical equipments while biotechnology is a broader term which also includes the use of living organisms.

The field of Biomedical Engineering has been responsible for several breakthroughs that have changed the way medical doctors diagnose and treat patients. Biomedical Engineering now allow those who have implanted pacemakers live longer compared to those who got implants 10 years ago due to inclusions of biocompatible materials. Diagnostic medicine improved by leaps and bounds due to breakthroughs in Biomedical Engineering. One such breakthrough is the Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI. Who would have thought of using water inside the body together with radio frequency to produce a high resolution image of any given internal body part without the ionizing radiation? Truly, a major breakthrough in diagnostic medicine because MRI can detect abnormal tissues such as tumors without subjecting patients to dangerous radio-active rays as X-rays would. Another underrated contribution of Biomedical Engineering is the use of mobile diagnostic instruments. Digital thermometers, blood-sugar monitoring devices, fat-body mass index calculators and other devices that can give results instantly and accurately are now being widely used all over the world. In fact, in the battle against the spread of A(H1N1) virus, digital thermometers are used to detect symptoms. Thermometers shaped like a gun are pointed a few inches away from the throat because a symptom of A(H1N1) infection is an infected throat and if the special thermometer gives an abnormal reading in the throat area, automatically the patient are advised to see a doctor. This special thermometer is now being used in almost all airports around the world.

Biomedical Engineering also covers replacements of severed body parts or in medical terms, prosthetics. It is biomedical engineers who make artificial ears, eyes, hands, and legs. Presently, nobody can be seen wearing a wooden leg because Biomedical Engineering has created artificial legs that look like the real ones. Although there is not much room for improvement in the area of prosthetics, in general, there are however developments ongoing to make artificial hands pick up and grasp objects.

Indeed, Biomedical Engineering is still in its initial stages and very much has a lot of innovations to make to help humankind. Right now, the implantation of microchips to willing patients containing pertinent medical details like sickness history, allergies, blood types, organ donor details are in the works but is still a subject of long debates on its implementation. This microchip would give very important details in cases of emergencies as more often the case is, a lot of emergency-case patients die because of certain information like blood type and allergies have to be extracted by doing some tests to get these necessary information before giving them proper treatment. During emergency cases, a minute of lost time can spell the difference between life and death.

To those who want to get in the exciting action of inventing useful medical devises can now take courses in Biomedical Engineering. Expect this to be a difficult course because this combines medical and engineering concepts.

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Biomedical Equipment Technician

Biomedical Equipment Technicians or BMETs for short are among the most blessed profession. Usually, these men and women are employed by hospitals, private clinics, research institutions and perhaps the military. In general, BMETs install, repair, calibrate, maintain and operate biomedical equipments. In a hospital setting, next to the doctors, BMETs are the next important group of professionals because they are the only ones with the capability of operating those important and expensive machines like life support systems, MRIs, dialysis machines, lab testing machines, machines used during surgical procedures, radiographic and fluoroscopic x-ray, LASERs, Gamma cameras, positron emission tomography, CT scans and the list goes on. Since operation and maintenance of equipments are their overall responsibility, it is also their responsibility to coordinate with suppliers for parts and supplies to ensure 100% functioning of these life-saving machines.

Imagine what would happen if BMETs go on strike even for just one day, if they’re conscience can allow it. Probably, hospital operations will come to a grinding halt unless the doctors are willing to do what the BMETs do. A strike by the BMETs would mean cessation of usage of all the hospital machines. Of course, doctors would still be able to perform their routine check ups but what about those scheduled for bypass operations which would require an operator for a heart-lung machine? Who will process then the test results that will determine whether the patient needs to be surgically operated right away? The possibilities are endless, especially now when potent viruses are springing here and there and anything could happen any given day, for sure, services of BMETs are increasingly becoming more indispensable.

The best thing about BMETs is that they are highly specialized technicians so security of tenure would not be a problem aside from the fact that they are one of the highest paid technicians. The only drawback to being a BMET is the occasional emergency calls. Naturally, due to usage, machines are subject to wear and tear and these machines would break down at some point. Sometimes it could happen during holiday leaves and because lives depend on these machines, the BMETs are obliged to come in and repair the machine. The stress does not stop there, as mentioned lives depend on the proper functioning of these machines, so the BMETs will need to stay for how long until the machines are assessed to do what they should.

Outside hospitals and private clinics, BMETs can be employed by wealthy individuals who have life support systems or who have his own dialysis machine at home. Of course, they do not act on their own but simply operate the machines. These BMETs are always acting in accordance with a doctor’s advice.

Those interested in becoming a Biomedical Equipment Technician can start by enrolling in a two-year biomedical technician course. Don’t be discouraged if entry level salary is a bit low but with experience, it will get better and better. Perhaps, the best paid biomedical technicians are those working directly under an equipment manufacturer’s coupled by being holders of specialty certifications, BMET’s salary can reach up to $90,000 to $100,000 in the US.

Biomedical Engineer

One of the most in-demand professions today is a Biomedical Engineer. Two reasons why Biomedical Engineers are much sought after are because there are only few practicing Biomedical Engineers and the field of Biomedical Engineering is experiencing quite a boom as demand for biomedical devices increased greatly for the last couple of years. Biomedical Engineers are the ones responsible in the designing, development and evaluation of biomedical and health systems. Products such as pacemakers or any kind of artificial organs, prostheses (body parts that do not require transplantation) and instrumentation are the usual things Biomedical Engineer works on. Designing and development of medical information systems, health management and health care delivery systems are also within the job description of Biomedical Engineers.

Primarily, Biomedical Engineers would be involved in extensive research to develop new equipments and instruments to be used in diagnosing and treatment of medical conditions. These new products borne out from these researches are then evaluated for safety and effectiveness. As with any new medical products, the impact of its safe usage is the most important consideration. Usually, radiation emission levels are checked because a certain level of radiation exposure can have adverse effects in human cells and tissues. Included also in the list of things Biomedical Engineers’ research heavily on is the type of materials to be used for artificial organs. Although, current materials used have greatly improved with regards to compatibility, the search for a perfect transplant material that would not trigger the human body’s immune system still remains elusive.

Another important aspect that Biomedical Engineers consider is modeling computer programs that will be used. Notice that all modern equipments have computer programs that accompany them. For example, a Biomedical Engineer hypothesized that equipment can actually count accurately blood platelets without taking blood samples by attaching an x-ray type apparatus in the wrist and at the same time stopping the blood flow in the whole arm where the apparatus will be attached. How the platelets will be counted, what parameters will be used would depend on what model the Biomedical Engineer would use. Like, let’s say, for every 100cc of blood, a corresponding ratio of white blood cells and red blood cells should correspond accordingly and based from these ratios, the number of platelets can be derived with the use of a special program that will compute these ratios. The programs are usually made by computer programmers but the models and parameters of the program can only be thought out by biomedical engineers since they are the ones who know what the device they are making is for.

Assuming, a breakthrough biomedical device has been engineered, Biomedical Engineers are also the only ones capable of explaining how the equipment works. So, naturally, doing the rounds on hospitals to do product demonstrations and sales marketing would also fall on their shoulders.

To trudge on the path of a Biomedical Engineer, knowledge of the practical application of engineering concepts, particularly electrical or mechanical engineering is needed in order to make those special equipments. Knowledge on statistical analysis methods should also prove a useful skill as product evaluation and testing would be part of a Biomedical Engineer’s life.

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Chemical engineering is a branch of engineering that deals with processing and converting raw materials or chemicals into more useful, economical and valuable forms with the application of physical science and life science and mathematics and economics. This study involves the application of Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and Biochemistry among the others, and creates new materials and/or substance which are economically significant. The study of Chemical Engineering includes nanotechnology, biomedical engineering, and fuel cells study to be able to understand and invent new materials and techniques that can be valuable to mankind. Moreover, Chemical Engineering includes process design as well as improvement and maintenance of the particular process which involves the chemical and/or biological transformation in manufactures.

Chemical Engineering is a wide area of study and has several branches: Fluid Mechanics, Chemical Plant Design, Process Design, Chemical Thermodynamics, Electrochemistry, Process Control, Reaction Kinetics, Unit Operations, Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer, Materials Science, Process Systems Engineering, Transport Phenomena, Biochemical Engineering, Separation Process, Nanotechnology, and Biochemical Engineering among the many others. Process Design is said to be the apex of chemical engineering as it determines the design of the course development of transforming physical and/or chemical materials. Fluid Mechanics is the study of fluids, which includes liquid, gas, and plasma, and the forces that act on them. Heat Transfer, a discipline of Thermal Engineering, deals with the transfer of thermal energy from one physical system to another while Mass Transfer deals with the net movement of a certain mass from one place to another. Nanotechnology, an area of Chemical Engineering that is really essential in chemical engineering applications, deals with controlling and manipulating matter on an atomic or molecular scale – it deals with structures which are sized from 1 to 100 nanometers. Unit operations, when it comes to Chemical Engineering, are made up of 5 classes: Fluid flow process which includes filtrations; Heat Transfer process which includes evaporation; Mass Transfer process which includes extraction; Thermodynamic process which includes gas liquefaction; and Mechanical process which includes solids transportation. Moreover, unit operations in terms of Chemical Engineering can be classified into (1) Combination (mixing), (2) Separation (distillation), and (3) Reaction (chemical reaction).

Putting the study of Chemical Engineering into action, chemical engineers are most likely involved in manufacturing – chemicals (organic and inorganic industrial chemicals), ceramics, detergents and detergent products, fuels and petroleum chemicals (petrochemicals), agrochemicals, plastics, explosives, oleochemicals, fragrances, flavourings, additives, and pharmaceuticals. Also, Chemical Engineering is applied in food processing, environmental technology, and the production of inks, sealants, glass, adhesives and paints.

Most graduate students who finished a degree in Chemical Engineering, upon passing the board examinations, are employed as Chemical Engineers in different organizations which are need of these professionals. Aside from working as Chemical Engineers, graduates of Chemical Engineering follow the academic path and choose to be professors/lecturers in colleges and universities who offer Chemical Engineering courses and/or basic Physical and Life Sciences courses. They can also be teachers in basic education levels for subjects like General Science, Chemistry, and Physics.

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The oldest engineering discipline after military engineering is identified as Civil Engineering. Military engineering surfaced before the middle of the 18th century when it involved engineering works such as the preparation of topographical maps and locations, design and construction of roads and bridges, and the building of important docks and forts. Military engineering still exists today as far as the military is concerned, but the discipline of professional engineering has been taken over by Civil Engineering. It is concerned with the design, construction and maintenance of buildings, roads and bridges, dams and canals, with the application of mathematical and natural sciences earned from study, experience and practice to the efficient and productive use of the materials of nature and its forces.

Civil Engineering has sub-disciplines, the most important of which are construction, coastal and earthquake engineering, structural engineering, materials engineering, environmental engineering, water resources engineering and geotechnical engineering. There are specialized civil engineers with whom general civil engineers work closely in certain fixed projects within a given site or community.

Civil Engineering has become part of the economy of almost every country of the world, leading to the establishment of organizations that would not only regulate the operations of civil engineering firms but also promote their interests and welfare. In the United States, for instance, an American Society of Civil Engineers has been organized by civil engineers themselves for dissemination of up-to-date information about significant projects, events and issues of interest to its members and non-members alike. Programs of study about the discipline have also been set up in many education institutions to provide formal education to individuals desiring to enter the civil engineering profession. One of these institutions in the U.S. is the Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Illinois where its Department of Engineering offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in Civil Engineering to provide its students with rigorous background in civil engineering fundamentals, mathematics and physical science. The important core courses in the undergraduate program include environmental engineering, structural engineering and transport engineering. The Master of Science in Civil Engineering program offers 30 semester credit hours of course work and another six hours for the thesis or research project.

The University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom also offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Civil Engineering which are accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers for the professional qualification of graduates. The graduate program focuses on research for a Doctoral degree, on areas including water engineering, geothermal engineering, sustainable engineering, transport technology, structures and construction, railway technology, and analysis. The British Columbia Institute of Technology in Canada maintains a School of Construction and Environment offering Civil Engineering programs for a 2-year diploma and a Bachelor’s degree for four years of full time academic study of engineering fundamentals, and investigation of the theoretical foundations of civil engineering science.

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Are you considering earning a degree in Communications Engineering, a degree that will qualify you for a career working with cutting-edge communication systems and programs?  If so, you certainly won’t have to look far to find an institution that offers the program, as this course of study is one of the most rapidly growing engineering degree paths in the world.
 
Not too long ago, the field of Communications Engineering was not an extremely common degree program, and was instead included as one of the many sub-specialties offered through other engineering programs, particularly the field of electronic engineering.  Today, however, as the world has gradually transformed into a more global society, one with new networks and communication systems, many colleges and universities have now begun to offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Communications Engineering, making it one of the fastest growing fields of study in the last several years. 
 
To assist you in becoming a bit more familiar with this exciting and fast-paced discipline, below we will take a closer look at the Bachelor of Science degree program in Communications Engineering, including the typical course content you can expect to encounter and the career outlook for successful graduates.
 
Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications Engineering
 
Depending on the institution, the Bachelor of Science degree program in Communications Engineering typically takes four years to complete.  However, many colleges and universities are now offering a five year professional engineering program, one that prepares students for any number of careers in today’s workforce.  This fifth year is typically served as an internship or apprenticeship which helps students tie the knowledge and skills they have learned to real-world applications.
 
The coursework for the Bachelor of Science degree in Communications Engineering involves classroom lecture and laboratory practice, allowing students to make a connection between the theory of the discipline and how it’s applied.  These courses delve into a number of communications-related topics, including:
 
  • Network design and maintenance
  • Internet protocol
  • Telecommunications
  • Ra dio communication
  • Fiber optics
  • And more…
 
All of these courses help ready students for the chief duties and responsibilities of a communications engineering career.  Among other duties, these may include mobile communications, troubleshooting network issues, Internet and networking protocols and data servicing tasks.  A clear understanding of these topics is vital and will allow professionals to quickly analyze and interpret data, alter and improve communication processes and supply their clients with the latest available technical guidance and solutions.
 
Students who wish to pursue this degree must possess a high school diploma or its equivalent and have a strong background in fields such as computer technology, mathematics and science.  Although rare, some universities may additionally require a passing score on an entrance examination prior to admission.
 
Career Outlook for Communication Engineers
 
Graduates who successfully complete the Bachelor of Science degree program in Communications Engineering will be eligible to work in a variety of growing career fields, including telecommunications, networking, radio, computer technologies and the Internet.  All of these and more have a very positive outlook.  In fact, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the employment rate for professionals in this field is expected to rise between 11% and 20% over the next ten years, with an earning potential of between $55,000 for entry-level positions and nearly $130,000 for the top wage earners with at least 10 years of experience.
 

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When choosing a degree, we want something that will really help us have a good career in the future. Many individuals believe that having the right education will lead to a better job opportunity once one steps out of college. If you are looking for a great combination between computer science and electrical engineering, the result would be Computer Engineering. With this degree, you will be able to learn more and acquire training in different areas such as software designing and even hardware and software integration. Now, you will be able to focus on physics, power electronics and possibly, a lot more education regarding these topics than when you take up electrical engineering. When you want to be a computer engineer, you must have a good outlook in the future so that in the upcoming years, you will be able to achieve a stable career and independent in terms of financial matters.

When you take up this course, you will be going through a lot of teaching so that in the end, you will be able to obtain thorough understanding and knowledge proficiency when it comes to various subjects. These include Algorithms, Computer Architecture and Networking, Circuits and Signals, Databases and Digital Logic and Signal Processing. Other subjects comprise of Electronics, Embedded, Operated and Distributed Systems as well as Human Computer Interaction and Social and Professional Issues. You will also be learning in subject areas such as Programming, Software Engineering and VLSI Design and Fabrication.

If you feel that this course is the right one for you, you should be able to understand the fact that design, execution, construction and maintenance of the computers along with other computer controlled machines. There are many colleges and universities that offer this interdisciplinary course and they are either a degree program or as a part of Electrical Engineering. Some of the colleges that provide Computer Engineering impart knowledge regarding power and digital systems as well as electronics.

Computer engineers study this course so that they will be able to build and operate different software and even hardware for the computers so that people can use them whenever they require. There have been graduates of this course that have built supercomputers and now, they are being used by prominent scientists across the globe. These people utilize the programs and the equipment in order to solve complex problems whenever they encounter one. Being educated in this area of study, you will have enough information when it comes to computer networking, web computing and of course, the Internet.

Most individuals enjoy this course due to the fact that they benefit from two subject areas. This way, they are prepared to start their own companies in the future. In consequence, there have been several graduates who have opened their own businesses. There is enough reason to do so since they are well equipped with their knowledge regarding multiprocessor systems and other programming techniques. Computer Engineering students should be ready to go through lots of education and teaching. In the end, it will all be worth it.

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Design Engineer

Computer Engineering majors can now enjoy the opportunity to create a set of different skills so that the businesses will eventually be looking for them. In the world today, it is quite apparent that it is hard to look for the job that you like and suits you. But with proper education, you will be able to grab the best career path that most people are dying to go for. Even if you are in the same graduating course group with other students, you can wind up in a very different path from them. One of them is being a Design Engineer.

Many people consider an engineer as someone who has a lot of knowledge when it comes to different branches of mathematics as well as they are very capable of designing buildings and other things. These design engineers are the ones who are responsible in creating and introducing the innovative and latest products and services in a certain company. Most of the time, they are in a group and they are teamed with the best specialist designers so that they will be able to generate the top products that most managers or marketers in the world want to get hold of. Usually, this type of engineer is called for a job that involves creating items that will eventually help a company prosper. In line with this, they should be able to take note of the current trends as well as the taking the up-and-coming technologies into account.

A design engineer, however, should be able to create designs that are easily replicated and simulated on the factory that he is working on. It is undeniable that almost every consumer product that is available in the market today has infused software so that more and more clients will be able to appreciate the products. This is one of the tough challenges that a design engineer goes through and he should be able to overcome these things. This is relatively easy if he has the appropriate and sufficient background regarding Computer Engineering. This will enable him to create and develop almost everything starting from a small oven toaster to a gigantic delivery truck.

This is a great opportunity for graduates of the said course because they will be able to shape up new generations of goods and here comes the test that the consumer should be pleased with their innovation. If not, there are still a lot of opportunities that they can explore so as to expand their knowledge regarding the formation and conception of these products. Being a design engineer, you should be prepared to face the fact that all the complex designs will be assigned to you. That is why this career is distinguished from the drafters or the designers.

If you want to be involved in designing projects that include public safety, it is important that you are a licensed engineer. However, there are some companies that offer industrial exemption for those that they want to hire. This might be the right career path for you.

Computer Engineer

Most people will wonder what they would become once they have finished studying. With the case of Computer Engineering graduates, it is quite obvious what most of them will turn out to be in the future: a computer engineer of course. You are lucky if you have graduated for this course since there are several companies out there who are looking for employees that they will need to hire who has the right knowledge when it comes to computers and other related matters. However, one will need to be competitive, reliable and intelligent enough so that the company who has taken you into service will definitely promote you and treat you as a treasure in the industry.

You will be wondering what these computer engineers do. Although their job is sometimes difficult, they also enjoy this since they have freedom when it comes to choosing the project type that they will want to work on. This is a very fortunate situation since there are a lot of people who are assigned to a project that they do not really like. With computer engineers, they will be able to select those that they find fascinating or something that they have a personal connection to. For instance, one computer engineer suffered a loss in his family because of a certain kind of illness then he will surely be investing his time and energy in order to develop medical devices that will eventually treat the disease.

A computer engineer often works with their own team. This would include other engineers and even designers that have a degree on other disciplines. They play a great role in order to successfully finish a project even a compelling one. They are sometimes considered as the biggest contributor in the group. They also have the skills that they can use so that they can create and design microchips that will enable them to produce industrial robots. These engineers help businesses as well as the clients to solve different kinds of difficulties that are related to their job.

Nevertheless, there are times when the work and contributions of these computer engineers are not so noticeable. An example of this is when they are on a team with a civil engineer and they have a project to create, redesign or repair a river dam. In this case, they might opt to seek the help or even collaborate with other automotive designers so that they can create a series of internal systems that will enable them to regulate the efficiency of fuel and the tire pressure. On the other hand, the computer engineer can submit an automated system that will help manage the consistency of the water levels

We cannot deny the fact that computers are one of the most important innovations in the history of mankind. This is why the computer engineers are referred to as one of the cleverest people on Earth. If you choose this kind of job, you will be able to reach a career that has several opportunities towards success.

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Courses for computer systems engineering or computer engineering involve the detailed study of software systems, digital hardware and other devices that make up a computer. The discipline integrates much of electrical engineering, as well as computer science. Aspiring computer systems engineers are taught how to design microprocessors and circuits for super computers and personal computers. They also learn how to integrate the hardware and software instead of just designing software programs. On the whole, computer system engineering is something that looks at the computer based not only on its individual parts, but as a whole system.

While developing the programs, the focus of a computer engineer remains on the digital devices, and the device-user interface. Building and developing embedded systems also forms an important part of computer systems engineering. Embedded systems refers to the integration of hardware and embedded software in machines and devices such as cell phones, alarm systems, x-ray machines, digital audio and video recorders and players, etc.  

Course Structure

A computer systems engineer needs to have an interest and aptitude for science and mathematics for understanding the functions and working of the whole system, and developing similar or better systems. Most universities offer four-five years full-time Bachelors degree courses. Masters degree and PhD programs in computer systems engineering are also offered by many universities. A Masters degree requires extensive study of mathematics. Additional five to seven years of study (after Bachelors degree course study) are required if someone wishes to have a Doctorate degree.

The first one or two years of Bachelors degree study in computer systems engineering cover topics of circuit theory, signals and systems, engineering design, dynamics and control etc. These are much similar to the fields of study of electrical and electronics engineering and telecommunications engineering. Certain basic computer programming languages like C, C++ and Java are also included in the initial part of the course. Some of the study programs require students to be trained in general engineering during the first year. It is in the third year that a student needs to choose special modules for further in-depth study. These may include studies of software engineering, embedded and real time systems, web server technologies, etc. Extensive study of the whole of computer system and its applications is something that cannot be covered within a three-four years degree course alone.

Career Prospects

With computers being indispensible for all sorts of work these days, job opportunities for computer systems engineers are plenty. When hired, their duties involve designing, developing, implementing and testing both hardware and software aspects of computer systems. Designing networks that connect two or more computer systems is also a part of their responsibility. Computer engineers are absorbed into a variety of fields, which include manufacturing, product development, telecommunications etc. Some of the most challenging yet exciting fields of work for computer engineers include design and development of military software support systems, working on radar and satellite technology and robotic equipments, motor sensor systems, and so on.

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Creation, Design, and Multimedia Engineering is a very innovative and forward-looking degree option, which is involved with the creation of interactive products and services, providing dynamic solutions to businesses in terms of technology, customer relations, publicity, and marketing. The development of multimedia usually involves the manipulation of graphics, animations, sound, text, and video.

Multimedia engineers first communicate with clients to understand requirements, and then analyze and recommend the most suitable equipment to achieve goals. They are the ones who prepare and employ graphics, video, animations, sound, photographs and images to create a final product. Therefore, the completion of such a degree would give you the opportunity to participate in the creation of new software, to build a new video game of your own, or be part of a team, producing an animation movie.

Personal Qualities

Exceptional creativity, mixed up with some passion for the technical aspect of multimedia creation, is the drive you need for this degree. Here are some other qualities you might like to look for:

  • Great communication skills – often, designers and multimedia specialists first need to thoroughly discuss the client’s views and perceptions about the final product, and based on how well they understand and convey the customer’s ideas, they employ the right techniques and equipment.
  • Some talent in computing and design
  • Good perceptions of colors, shapes, and forms
  • Attention to detail
  • Drive to explore new technology
  • Able to meet deadlines

Study Options

To work in the field of creation, design, and multimedia engineering, some form of specialized education after high school is definitely required. You can either take on a degree program, or undergo some other form of training, like participating in classes, workshops, or seminars offered by different organizations. You could also attend a two or a four-year college, take courses online, and seek to become a member in groups and associations of this field.

When making a choice, it is highly important to remember that the area of creation, design, and multimedia is developing at a very fast pace, and it is essential that you have access to the latest technology and trends. As with other degrees, it is highly recommended that you check whether there are opportunities for internships and exchange programs. Working with successful individuals in this field would greatly broaden horizons and pack you with some valuable experience. Gaining a Master’s degree in Multimedia Engineering is also a very appropriate choice, as it will really put emphasis on the creation, design, and management of multimedia products – from Concept Research and Creation to Script, Analysis of Specific Publics, and User Experience (Usability). Other degree programs you might also wish to consider are multimedia journalism (news media), or graphic designer.

Career Options

Career paths are versatile, and normally provide an opportunity to unfold one’s creativity and imagination. Professions can range from building prototypes in the automotive industry, to freelancing, or forming a company of your own. This is a list of career paths you would be equipped to undertake after studying creation, design, and multimedia engineering:

  • Creative director in advertising agencies, publishing, technical illustration, print, labeling, and packaging
  • Designer of information systems, multimedia communication and interactive production (audiovisual, multimedia CDs and DVDs, web portals)
  • Designer and implementer of multimedia projects (creation of new video games and/or 3D animation films)
  • Work in engineering or R&D departments within firms

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An electrical engineer is someone who works on, designs, or operates any kind of device or machine that relies on electricity. Coursework for a degree in electrical engineering will include plenty of physics, math, and engineering science, and possibly some courses on chemistry, architecture, or communications. Electrical engineering is exciting for many students because it allows them to do sophisticated work on brand-new devices and stay informed about developments at the cutting edge of electronic technology.
 
As a field, it combines challenging intellectual and scientific knowledge with a grounded, hands-on approach. This makes it more appealing to many people than areas of pure science such as physics and chemistry. Nonetheless, it is important to have a strong grasp of mathematics and the sciences in order to succeed in electrical engineering.
 
Personal Qualities
 
  • Attention to detail and methodical way of looking at problems
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Mathematical ability is a must
  • Mechanical knowledge – a love of taking things apart and putting them back together is a good sign of an affinity for engineering
Study Options
 
Due to the vast diversity of electrical devices that pervade our industrial society, there are dozens (maybe even hundreds, depending on how you count them!) of possible concentrations for students of electrical engineering. A few of the most popular options are signal processing, electromagnetics, electric power, and telecommunications.
 
While the majority become engineers working in a variety of industries, some students of electrical engineering will instead return to academic contexts to teach or do research. Naturally, this will affect their study choices. In most cases, a Masters degree or even a bachelors degree will be sufficient to secure the sort of jobs that students of electrical engineering generally pursue. Academic careers, however, almost always require a doctoral degree, which usually means an additional 4 to 7 years of intensive schooling.
 
Career Options
 
Electrical engineering is the largest branch of engineering, and as communications and electrical networks expand across the globe, there is a constant demand for more qualified experts with good educational backgrounds in electrical engineering. Possible employers include power companies, computer manufacturers, or any number of other industries. An exciting possibility for electrical engineers who want to travel abroad is to work in international development, putting their high level of knowledge and expertise in the service of people in developing countries.
 
Electrical engineering can also be a highly practical area of study for students who want to enter a skilled trade but lack the time, resources, or desire to complete many years of advanced schooling. Because of the ubiquitous demand for professional electricians in today's industrialized societies, people interested in electrical engineering can often find enjoyable and high-paying jobs that do not require them to attend graduate school.

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Electronic engineering is a sub-discipline of electrical engineering, and includes the study of complex electronic machinery. Whereas an electrical engineer might work with anything involving electrical energy, an electronic engineer works specifically with diodes, tubes, circuit boards, and the other components that go into electronic technology. As complex circuitry and computerization becomes more and more a part of everyday electrical usage – even something as simple as a light switch often involves electronics – electronic engineering is becoming an increasingly central part of electrical engineering more generally.
 
Personal Qualities
  • A fascination with complex electronic devices including computers and other consumer electronics
  • A desire to understand and work with high-tech gadgets
  • Ability to think in a linear, analytic fashion, especially with mathematics.
  • Steady hands and a desire to work on delicate machinery
  • Discipline and patience
Study Options

Electronic engineering requires a fairly narrow and specific course of study. At the undergraduate level, it will be necessary to have a major in engineering (possibly physics, but engineering would be preferable if you want to get into the top programs). After that, you will want to complete a Master’s degree or graduate certificate in electronic engineering. It is possible to go as far as a PhD in this field, but it is not necessary to have a Doctoral degree in most electronic engineering jobs. Many jobs are also available to those who have an associate’s degree or other diploma, although more advanced degrees usually lead to more interesting and lucrative jobs – as would be the case in any field of engineering.
 
Career Options

Electronic engineers perform a variety of tasks with complex devices. Essentially, the research, design, and development stages in the creation of any high-tech device are the responsibility of electronic engineers of one kind or another, so people who get educated in this field typically find themselves at the cutting edge of new technology. This means that the most dedicated and talented electronic engineers tend to be employed in highly lucrative and desirable positions at major tech companies.
 
For those who want to work in electronic engineering with less schooling, the position of electronic engineering technician is a good option to consider. This job involves narrower, more technical and applied work than a regular engineer. Engineering technicians may assist engineers, work on designing, maintaining, and improving their equipment, or fill various roles in manufacturing, especially quality control.

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Electronics manufacturing is an exciting and cutting-edge industry—an industry that has seen tremendous and unprecedented growth over the past two decades.  From slim, yet powerful cell phones and tablets to state-of-the-art televisions and desktop computers, the demand for the newest electronic products is at an all-time high.  With an Engineering degree in Electronics Manufacturing you can be at the forefront of this blossoming industry, using your math and technical design expertise to increase efficiency and cut costs in the manufacturing processes of electronic products.  Below we will provide an overview of this popular degree track, including a brief course description, a sample of the coursework involved and the employment opportunities and job outlook for those who hold this degree.
 
Electronics Manufacturing:  Degree Overview and Coursework
 
The Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Manufacturing is a three to four-year program offered by most major colleges and universities.  Students participating in this program are prepared for career opportunities with a wide range of electronic equipment manufacturers, including companies that make and design audio, video and computer equipment, as well as consumer goods and electronic medical supplies and equipment.  Topics covered in the coursework for this program include computer interfacing, automated circuit board assembly, industrial automation, robotics, and process control, among others.
 
The coursework in the Bachelor of Science degree program in Electronics Manufacturing includes core and elective classes, in addition to the general education requirements of the college or university.  Core coursework for the program may include:
 
  • Technical Specialty Electives
  • Advanced Embedded Microcontrollers
  • CIM in Electronics Manufacturing
  • Automation, Instrumentation, and Process Control
  • Advanced Digital Systems Design with VHDL
  • Industrial Local Area Networks
  • And many others
 
To be eligible to participate in the Bachelor of Science program in Electronics Manufacturing students must possess at least a high school diploma or its equivalent.  They should also have a strong background in mathematics and technology, evidenced by above average secondary school grades in these subjects.  Many institutions require students to take and pass an entrance examination before gaining admission to the university; an exam that will test the students’ proficiency in mathematics and language competency.
 
Electronics Manufacturing:  Career Information
 
Graduates who earn a degree in Electronics Manufacturing work in environments in which they help to improve the production processes of electronics manufacturing plants.  They work with product specifications and product schedules to determine the best way to maximize efficiency in these processes and eliminate waste.  With the help of their team, which may include managers and supervisors as well as other engineers, they oversee the quality of the products being manufactured and evaluate workers’ performances.  The position requires both office work and measurable time spent on the factory floor, observing workers to ensure the production process is running smoothly and on schedule.
 
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for an Electronics Manufacturing Engineer was $77,000 in 2011.  Those at the top of their field, however, can earn upwards of $115,000 or more, depending on the type of factory and where it’s located. The job outlook remains bright for those thinking of pursuing this career in this industry, with many new opportunities for qualified graduates.  While many industries are experiencing decline in the wake of the global recession, the field of Electronics Manufacturing has steadily risen, gaining 6 percent in each of the last several years.


 
 

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Behind the scenes, most industrial processing requires expert engineers to help their facilities function smoothly. Engineers in automatics and industrial electronics develop and maintain the controls that run assembly lines, production machinery, industrial electronic programs and other automatic systems in the manufacturing industry. They are also key in devising new control systems and industrial technology.
 
Many individuals choose to pursue this course of study through a university, college or technical institution. The degree can be acquired under various similar names, such as ‘Automation and Industrial Electronics’ or ‘Automatic Industrial Electronic Engineering.’ Sometimes a double major in electrical engineering and industrial engineering will provide the same basic course of study.
 
There are other training and apprenticeship programs available through certain industrial companies. These companies will take on apprentices for several years, education on-the-job. There are also online educational programs that offer associate degrees in this field.
 
Skills, Qualifications, and Prerequisites for Engineering in Automatics and industrial Electronics
 
In order to study at a university, college or technical institution, candidates must meet specific admission requirements to the school. This typically means earning a secondary school completion certificate and passing a standardized aptitude test or entrance exam. Some programs in this engineering field will not be offered except at a master’s level, so a previous completed degree in a related field (mechanical engineer, electrical engineering, etc.) will be required before admission.
 
Training or apprenticeship programs vary in their requirements. Some will ask for no more than a secondary school completion certificate, while others will require a number of college credits. Some apprentice programs include work experience integrated with college studies. Online programs do not usually have any prerequisites.
 
Engineers work with a variety of complicated, specific systems, so they should be able to learn and internalize a wide variety of information. A high aptitude in the maths and sciences is preferred, along with the ability to pay close attention to detail. Since many engineers will work on project teams, effective communication skills are important, along with the ability to work well on a team. Drawing and computer graphing skills are another plus.
 
Skills and Qualifications Acquired from Engineering in Automatics and Industrial Electronics

A course of study in automatics and industrial electronics engineering will vary slightly in accordance with how and where the individual studies. Most courses, however, will teach students to:
  • Master essential math skills (measurement, estimations, etc.)
  • Master knowledge of power electronics.
  • Practice basic business management skills.
  • Manage general mechanical, electronic and computer systems.
  • Install electrical and mechanical equipment.
  • Optimize industrial systems.
  • Implement control technology on various systems.
  • Operate and maintain control systems.
  • Operate, program and maintain industrial robotics.
  • Model, represent and test new systems.
  • Draft and design systems using computer technology.
  • Operate and apply integrated technologies.
 
Careers for Engineering in Automatics and Industrial Electronics
 
Many graduates in this field will work in the research and development of new industrial technologies. Whether employed by a private industry, government sector or international corporation, engineers in this field are employed in labs where they aid in the analysis, testing and creation of new automated and electrical systems. They may work in factories, automotive industries, microtechnology, electronics and on construction projects. Other students can become self-employed managers, leading projects such as those in construction.

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Are you an engineering student or graduate with an engineering degree seeking advanced training in business management?  Have you considered pursuing a Master’s or second cycle degree in Engineering in Industrial Organization—a type of business degree program tailored to the needs of engineers?  The Master’s (second-cycle) degree in Engineering in Industrial Organization is a fairly new program now being offered at colleges and universities throughout the world.  To help you become more familiar with this degree program, below we have outlined some of the primary objectives of the program, the coursework you may encounter while pursuing your studies, and the potential career opportunities available for qualified graduates.
 
Engineering in Industrial Organization
 
The Master’s degree program in Engineering and Industrial Organization was initially created in response to the huge demand for skilled technicians—technicians that, because they had previously undergone complete business training, now possess the knowledge and skills to operate an engineering firm.  The degree features an interdisciplinary course of study, incorporating elements of economics, psychology, law and business, in addition to mathematics and the various physical sciences.  The main objective of the program is to train engineers who, with an economic approach, can set up and operate a business. 
 
The MA program in Engineering in Industrial Organization is a high-level certification, and because it combines many different branches of study, it is very complex and challenging.  Like most second-cycle degrees, the program typically spans two years in duration, with courses that may include:
 
  • Quantitative Methods of Industrial Organization
  • Industrial Organization and Business Management I and II and III
  • Design, Planning and Management of Manufacturing and Logistics Systems
  • Financial Management
  • Industrial Statistics
  • Market analysis and Start-up Companies
  • Energy Technology
  • Electrical Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Commercial Management
  • Automation of Industrial Processes
  • Systems Engineering and Automatic Control
  • Industrial Complexes
  • Design Engineering
  • Chemical Technology
  • Chemical and Environmental Engineering
  • Management Control Techniques
  • Quantitative Methods for Decision Making
  • And more…
To qualify for the MA program in Engineering in Industrial Organization, candidates must possess an undergraduate degree in one of the many engineering fields (industrial engineering, civil engineering, etc,) and have an advanced knowledge of physics, mathematics, mechanics and computers.
 
Engineering in Industrial Organization
 
While engineering and business management may seem like unrelated disciplines, the truth is that the engineering field is in constant need of professionals who can demonstrate excellence in the field of management and leadership in the industrial sector.  Graduates with a degree in Engineering in Industrial Organization not only possess the required engineering knowledge they will need to land an advanced career position, but also the management skills to set up and lead a successful business.  Many employment sectors can benefit from professionals who fit this profile, including the automotive, automation, aeronautical, nuclear, industrial design, construction, railways, mineral and mining, energy, microelectronics and consulting industries.

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Are you interested in seeking an engineering degree that will also focus on a number of other related disciplines—interconnected fields that together will help prepare you for the real world following graduation?  If so, you may be interested in the Engineering Interdisciplinary Studies degree—a bachelor degree program designed to prepare students for the various challenges and opportunities they’ll encounter in the engineering field. The Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Interdisciplinary Studies is now being offered by scores of colleges and universities throughout the world, and is generally available to all students who have successfully completed the general studies portion of their undergraduate degree (some programs may also require a passing score on a program entrance examination).  To give you an idea regarding what you can expect while earning this increasingly popular degree, below we will provide a brief outline of some of the courses that are typically included.

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The field of engineering is very broad and can include specialties such as civil engineering, mechanical engineering and aeronautical engineering, just to name a few, with coursework that includes plenty of mathematics and physical science.  However, as the world continues to change and the economy becomes increasingly global in nature, many colleges and universities have now recognized the importance of offering a more well-rounded education for engineering students, an education that borrows from many different disciplines.  In some institutions, courses in fields such as technology, business and law have now been incorporated into the various engineering programs as required classes, while at other schools they are offered as electives, allowing students to choose from a wide variety of possible options.  Some of these courses may include:
  • Fundamentals of Computer Design.  Now a core class for many first-year Engineering students, the Fundamentals of Computer Design allows students the opportunity to work on real-world engineering projects with socially responsible themes.  Students are taught how math, science and technology can be integrated to create any number of design solutions, while also developing vital communication, problem-solving, collaboration and project management skills.
  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance.  While you may not associate accounting and finance with the field of Engineering, it’s important to remember that many graduates will form businesses of their own and knowledge of these concepts will be crucial.  Some of the primary topics covered in this course include principles of accrual accounting, ratio analysis, project evaluation methodology, analysis of financial statements and capital budgeting.
  • Protection of Industrial and Intellectual Property.  Engineers, perhaps more than any other professionals, create, which is why the course “Protection of Industrial and Intellectual Property” has now become a core requirement in many schools of Engineering.  The class is designed to expose engineers (as well as scientists and technology specialists) to certain aspects of the law, areas they are most likely to encounter during their career.  Active student participation is encouraged in the course and lectures revolve around principles of law that are backed up by various case studies.
As you can see, in addition to offering students a solid education in the various Engineering fields, the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Interdisciplinary Studies provides students an education in a number of related disciplines, fields that collectively will help them compete and succeed in their future career.

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Engineering science is a broad area of inquiry that covers the various intersections of physics, engineering, and mathematics. Students of engineering science use a knowledge of basic physics (which of course includes math) to work on real-world problems in a wide range of areas. People who have degrees in this field may go on to work as engineers in the automotive or aerospace industries, as civil engineers building bridges and highways, or in computers and consumer electronics. A course of study in engineering science includes an up-to-the-minute knowledge of the latest technological breakthroughs and their potential applications in people’s everyday lives.
 
Personal Qualities
  • Excellent math skills are essential
  • Problem-solving and the ability to think through practical questions step-by-step
  • Concrete mind and desire to work on real-world questions rather than theoretical questions only
  • Diligence, patience and a strong work ethic

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The fields of specialization within engineering science are the same as the subfields of engineering more generally. These include numerous fields such as nanotechnology, optics, aerodynamics, electrical engineering, and countless others. In most cases, however, a course of study in engineering science is a generalist’s degree. By studying engineering science, you will learn about the field of engineering as a whole rather than a specific corner of it.
 
Career Options

For as long as human beings have undertaken complex technological and construction projects, there has been a need for engineers to guide these projects and ensure that they are done in the most efficient way possible. Where a student of engineering science ends up working is largely a question of his or her interests and preferences. If you are fascinated by the inner workings of your cell phone, then you might want to work in consumer electronics, designing gadgets that are even smarter, sleeker, and faster. If, on the other hand, you are interested in the massive forces that act within a power plant, you could become an energy engineer and work on the next generation of energy. The list of such positions is essentially endless.

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Are you planning to pursue a degree and later a career in the field of engineering?  Have you considered which particular sphere of engineering you’d like to pursue—the area in which you’d like to specialize?  The field of engineering is enormously broad, containing a number of specialized disciplines and sub-disciplines, which is why most colleges and universities now offer a degree program known as Engineering Special Studies.  Typically offered at the graduate or Master’s level, the Engineering Special Studies program affords students the opportunity to focus exclusively on a particular area of the engineering field, an area in which they hope to find employment upon graduation.  Within this program there are a number of possible paths a student can take, but for the purpose of brevity, below we have highlighted just a few to use as examples.
 
Engineering Special Studies:  Disciplines and Sub-Disciplines
 
Chemical Engineering
 
In the field of chemical engineering, students learn how to apply the physical and biological sciences to the process of converting raw materials or chemicals into more useful or valuable forms.  Some of the sub-disciplines of chemical engineering that are available under the Engineering Special Studies program may include:
 
  • Materials engineering.  Material engineering, which can be broken down even further into fields such as ceramic engineering and crystal engineering, involves the properties of matter and their relationship to engineering.
  • Process engineering.  Process engineering focuses on the design and optimization of chemical processes, as well as their operation and control.  Under this sub-discipline, too, are a number of specialized fields, including petroleum refinery engineering, plastics engineering and paper engineering.  Process engineers are in very high demand, both in the United Stated and abroad, and very well-compensated.
 
Civil Engineering
 
Civil engineering can be defined as the design, construction and maintenance of physical and naturally-built environments.  Some of the sub-disciplines related to this field include:
 
  • Geotechnical engineering.  Geotechnical engineers focus on the behavior of geological materials at the site of a civil engineering project.
  • Structural engineering.  Structural engineering refers to the engineering of structures that either support or resist loads.  These professionals generally work hand in hand with architects and project managers to ensure the safety and correct design of buildings, homes and other structures.
 
Electrical Engineering
 
Electricity, electronics and electromagnetism—their study and practical application—are the main focus in electrical engineering.  Under this discipline there are also several sub-categories, including:
 
  • Computer engineering.  Computer engineers focus on the design and application of computing devices with the application of electrical systems.  These professionals, with titles such as software engineer, are in very high demand in this now computer dominated world.
  • Optical engineering.  Optical engineering comprises the design of systems and instrumentation that use the properties of electromagnetic radiation.
 
Mechanical Engineering
 
The field of Mechanical Engineering is concerned with the design, analysis and utilization of heat and mechanical power for the operation of machines and mechanical systems.  Sub-disciplines in this field include:
 
  • Vehicle engineering.  Vehicle engineering can be defined as the design, manufacturing and operation of the various systems and equipment used to propel a wide range of vehicles, including automobiles, trucks, aircraft, naval vessels, motorcycles and more.
  • Thermal engineering.  Thermal engineering focuses on the heating and/or cooling of processes, equipment and/or enclosed environments.
 
Eligibility requirements for admission into a Master’s Degree program in Engineering Special Studies typically include a Bachelor Degree in Engineering or a related field, as well as a passing score on an entrance examination.
 

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As contemporary societies start to recognize the benefits and the importance of a healthy environment, the more movements to protect and cultivate the world’s resources surfaced. Environmental Engineering is one of the many programs that emerged from the environmental-friendly revolution.

Environmental Engineering utilizes the systematic, engineering approach to deal with the problems concerning the environment as a whole. The main task of the Environmental Engineer is to ensure that for every industrial process, it is possible long-term effects to the natural surroundings are reduced to a minimum. Present day issues as the effects of pollution, in its many and different forms, acid rain, ozone depletion and the like are merely a few of the concerns Environmental engineers address.

All throughout the world, countless conservation movements and laws have been proposed and approved. This is proof of the modern man realizing that his planet is an irreplaceable resource and hence, it has to be protected against violations and abuse. Since there is but only one Earth to preserve, Environmental Engineers will never be out of the picture. In other words, there is a growing demand for Engineers who know best to help society sustain the environment.

Environmental Engineering has the following sub-fields:

Environmental impact assessment and mitigation

Environmental engineers involved in this division assess the impacts of a proposed project on the environment. Collaborating with scientists, they apply scientific and engineering principles to identify the probable adverse impacts to water quality, air quality, habitat quality, flora and fauna, agricultural capacity, traffic impacts, noise impacts, visual impacts, and the like. If there happens to be any sort of risk, Environmental engineers then develop alleviation measures to lessen or prevent such unfavorable effects.

Water supply and treatment

In this division, engineers work to ensure that water supplies are fit for potable and agricultural use. Most of the tasks are done within a watershed. Basically, Environmental engineers evaluate the water balance and ascertain the available water supply, the amount necessary for use, and the seasonal cycles of water. With this information intact, the engineer then designs systems to store, treat, and transport water for its many and different uses.

Wastewater conveyance and treatment

Engineers strive to create a system of collection and treatment of wastes to carry waste improperly disposed of. As is the case in many urban and rural places alike, sewer system deposit waste directly into water bodies. The goal of the Environmental engineer is to improve surface water quality and hence, minimize the risk of water-borne diseases.

Air quality management

The most important attribute of air is its life-sustaining property. It contains precious oxygen, without which no human or animal would possibly exist. Environmental Engineers apply scientific and engineering principles to the design of processes, specifically, manufacturing and combustion, to reduce air pollutant release to adequate levels.

Graduates of the Environmental Engineering program have moved on immersing into a diverse pool of career opportunities. Environmental engineers can go into research, product design, planning and management, pollution control facilities operations, professors, lawyers, and government regulatory agencies, to name a few. The work sites are likewise limitless – universities, private firms, laboratories, government agencies of different levels, major corporations, among others.

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Food Science and Engineering involves the wide range of activities involved in processing food products, packaging, manufacturing ingredients, instrumentation and much more. Practically every food product one comes across in supermarkets is a product of Food Science and Engineering. Therefore, study of Food Science and Engineering includes the study of all major hard core sciences like physics, chemistry, life science, microbiology, biochemistry, sensory analysis, instrumentation and engineering. A food scientist is supposed to acquire knowledge in many fields and apply them for improvement, development and proper functioning of the food industry.  Food engineers on the other hand provide technological support to develop cost effective methods of food production and commercialization of products.

Course of Study

Food Science and Engineering is a purely technical field of study. However, along with technical skills, a student of food science and engineering requires knowledge of management, business development and marketing. Hence, any course on the subject would aim at inculcating all these skills. It is difficult to find a single course that includes food science as well as engineering for the sheer size of the module and duration of the course would be huge. Rather one will find number of universities offering graduate as well as post graduate degrees in food science, food technology, food engineering, food safety and preservation separately. While Bachelors degrees are generally for 3 – 4 years, post graduate courses are mostly of 2 years duration. Admission requirements vary from one university to the other depending on the level of study.

Essentially a food science or a food engineer is supposed to enhance the quality, nutritional value, and the safety of processed food.  Food safety studies aim at developing food preservation methods and detection and prevention of contamination in food products. For the above mentioned purposes, hands-on training on these issues is important. Therefore, most of the study programs include regular visits to industrial units, laboratories and emphasize on training modules.

Apart from full time degree courses, diploma and short-term courses are also offered by many establishments. Higher studies opportunities are varied and widely available. A number of public and private scholarships and fellowships are there for students who wish to get into doctoral and post doctoral research.
 
Career Path

The demand for highly trained professionals in the food industry is high and can be projected to remain the same or grow with passing years. Large numbers of jobs are available in the food processing, packaging, storing and marketing companies. Apart from these, food scientists and technologists have huge opportunities for involving themselves in research projects. Both the private and public sector enterprises absorb experts in the field.

Dairy, meat, sea food processing firms, large scale bakeries and confectionaries, packaging industrial units, ingredient and equipment suppliers and even marketing and advertising firms and agencies hire food scientists and engineers. Research institutes and universities also provide good research facilities to those who wish to stay in this area. While the subject is challenging, stimulating and wide based in nature, it offers numerous career opportunities.

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The functions of water and sewer systems are a basic necessity to many societies, and hydraulic engineers are responsible for the efficiency of those systems. A course in hydraulic engineering focuses on the development, design, maintenance and repair of multiple water-transporting constructions, fluid storage units and sewage disposal systems. This branch of engineering also deals with environmental aspects of water management.
 
The title of hydraulic engineer defines a specific skill set, and does not extend to lower-level sewage and water plant employees. Hydraulic engineers must have a certain level of education and training other plant or company employees may not require.
 
Many future hydraulic engineers will attend a college, technical school or university for a bachelor’s degree program, as many jobs will require this level of education before considering the candidate for hire. Students can even continue their education and achieve a master’s in engineering. There are also some online courses and community colleges that offer associate degree programs in hydraulic engineering.
 
Some countries will apprentice new hydraulic engineers through recruitment workshops or other apprenticeship programs. Many of these programs, however, require candidates to possess some college education, currently be attending college or attending college in the near future.
 
Skills, Qualifications, and Prerequisites for Studies in Hydraulic Engineering
 
Many, but not all students wishing to study in this field will be required to obtain some level of higher education. This means candidates must meet the entry requirements for these institutions. Usually, this means possessing some form of secondary school completion certification or a passing score on certain standardized tests. Otherwise, there are few experience requirements for pursuing hydraulic engineering studies, though some on-the-job experience in related fields is helpful.
 
Those seeking to study hydraulic engineering should display some aptitude in the science, physics and mathematics, as these are the building blocks to basic engineering. Having some basic drawing or design skills, applicable to job necessities like blueprint drafting, is another essential skills for a blossoming hydraulic engineer. Students must enjoy working with their hands, and preferably have an analytical train of though with high problem-solving skills.
 
Other valuable skills that benefit future hydraulic engineers include:
  • Ability to work well on a team.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
Skills and Qualifications Acquired from Studies in Hydraulic Engineering
 
Successful, accomplished hydraulic engineers will obtain the following skills and areas of expertise:
  • Fundamental physics, mathematics and applied science.
  • Flood routing.
  • Fluid power technology.
  • Correct waste storage and disposal techniques.
  • Laws and policies regarding water, sewage and environmental management.
  • Basic hydrology, hydroclimatology and hydrometeorology.
  • Repairing, maintaining and developing hydrologic machinery, water pipeline and sewage systems.
  • Designing bridges, fluid reservoirs, canals, dams and other waterway systems.
  • Employing land and water management techniques.
  • Calculating and documenting risk analysis and frequency curves.
Careers for Studies in Hydraulic Engineering
 
Hydraulic engineers work with water and sewer plants, production companies, engineering companies, environmental organizations and on government-funded water conservation or distribution projects. They work as mechanics and maintenance crew on hydrologic machinery, or as technicians for advanced hydraulics technology. With enough education and experience, they can become project supervisors or work on planning commissions as designers, consultants and project coordinators.

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Described as a “people-focused” form of engineering, industrial engineering is the design and creation of various systems that help people and organizations thrive. Unlike many other engineers, who work on devices like cell phones, structures like bridges, or machines like airplanes and centrifuges, an industrial engineer works on systems and is specially trained to make those systems more efficient. This could include anything from an automobile manufacturing plant to a hospital or a service. Industrial engineers are the ones who integrate different systems and ensure that they work well with their human users.
 
Like all engineering fields, industrial engineering combines scientific knowledge with real-world, hands-on applications. For many students, this makes it more exciting than pure science, and more intellectually stimulating than a simple skilled trade such as carpentry. It is an ideal field for people who want to work with both their brains and their hands.
 
Personal Qualities
  • Good teamwork and ability to work with others
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Analytic, logical mind and ability to perform complex problem-solving operations
  • Some mathematical ability is necessary.
Study Options
 
Most programs in industrial engineering are fairly similar. They will require essentially the same sequence of courses and projects for all four years of college. At the graduate level, however, there is more opportunity to choose a topical concentration. The more common concentrations are thinks like manufacturing and operations research (using mathematics to model various organizational operations). Another interesting option is ergonomics, the study of the human body and ways to make it more comfortable during day-to-day operations. Ergonomics experts are the ones who design more comfortable furniture, computer keyboards, etc., to help increase workflow and help people avoid stress or repetitive-motion injuries.
 
Career Options
 
Industrial engineering is a fairly career-specific course of study. A degree in industrial engineering is necessary for any job in that field, but will be of little value in any other line of work. Thus, it is a good idea to study up on the day-to-day work of industrial engineers and decide whether it appeals to you before selecting this major.
 
Some of the most desirable and competitive jobs in industrial engineering may be found at design firms that work on such questions as how to create a more comfortable office chair. An industrial engineer, well-trained to deal with the interactions between multiple variables, would have the ability to understand the nuance of the project, and would have a central role in ensuring that the final product met all specifications and was optimized for use “in the field.” Industrial engineers often find that this close connection between their work and its applications is one of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of their job.

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Are you looking for an exciting career in the field of Industrial Technical Engineering in Mechanics, a field in which you’ll have the opportunity to build and troubleshoot cutting edge mechanical systems with real world applications?  If so, a degree in Industrial Technical Engineering in Mechanics may be the first step towards a fast-paced and rewarding career.  To help you get started, below we will outline some of the specifics of this popular degree program in a bit more detail, and discuss some of the career opportunities available for qualified graduates.
 
Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technical Engineering in Mechanics
 
Someone once said “technology is the wave of the future,” and if this is true, that future must be now.  The technology now available for industrial engineers and mechanics has revolutionized the mechanical industry, and as a graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technical Engineering in Mechanics you’ll become a part of the exciting future in this growing field.
 
The B.S. degree program in Industrial Technical Engineering in Mechanics typically spans four years or eight full semesters, at which time graduates can seek positions in the workforce or opt instead to further their education by pursuing an advanced engineering degree.  Today there are many colleges and universities that now offer this program as a component of their schools of engineering, with coursework designed to train students on how to work on and develop technological machinery in a variety of settings.  These courses have various titles depending on the institution in which they’re offered, but generally speaking, the classes will prepare students to:
 
  • Test, install, and maintain a wide range of industrial instruments and electrical equipment, including generators, motors, and lighting systems
  • Work on aircrafts, including the fuselages, wings, fixed and movable surfaces, airfoils, regular seats, wheels and tires, and controls and mechanisms
  • Repair and maintain heavy construction and automotive equipment
  • Install, operate, and repair heating, piping, ventilation and air-conditioning systems
  • Operate and maintain hydraulic power plants, steam generators, hoists and cylinders, oxygen generators, atmosphere control equipment, refrigeration systems, diesel engines, and pressurized air systems
All students with a high school diploma or its equivalent are eligible to enroll in this exciting program, but a strong background in mathematics and technology is recommended.  Some institutions may even test for proficiency in these areas prior to admission.

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technical Engineering in Mechanics:  Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Industrial Technical Engineering in Mechanics program you’ll be qualified to work on a variety of machines, instruments and systems, and as such, the sky is truly the limited in terms of the number of potential career opportunities following graduation.  Specialists like yourself are regularly sought to build, maintain, inspect and operate everything, from power production facilities to electrical distribution systems, and may find employment in positions such as:
  • Airframe mechanic
  • Power plant mechanic
  • Sheet metal worker
  • Aircraft mechanic
  • Diesel mechanic
  • Refrigeration mechanic
  • Electronics mechanic
  • Hydroelectric machinery mechanic
  • Electric motor repairer
  • Locksmith
  • And more…
The hands on experience you’ll get in the Bachelor of Science degree program in Industrial Technical Engineering in Mechanics will prepare you to “hit the ground running” in your new career and give you a significant employment and advancement advantage of candidates who are less qualified.

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Are you the type of person who likes to find new ways to build things and/or discover faster and more efficient techniques in which to get tasks completed?  If so, a degree in Manufacturing Process Engineering may be the perfect program to help prepare you for this type of career.  Manufacturing process engineers have a very exciting and fast-paced job and are charged with the task of figuring out how to make products—anything from tools to toys, cars to consumers goods and electronics to earthmovers—as well as how to make them better, faster and more efficiently.  However, to qualify for this type of career you will first need to undergo an extensive period of education, one that will help prepare you for the various challenges that lie ahead.  To help you get started, below we have briefly described the degree program in Manufacturing Process Engineering—the course content, admission requirements, etc—and outlined some of the career opportunities available for qualified graduates.

About the Manufacturing Process Degree

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Manufacturing Process is a four to five-year program that includes both general education courses, as well as core classes that are directly related to the Manufacturing Process Engineering discipline.  Although the exact general education courses will depend on the college or university, they typically include classes in subjects such as mathematics, English composition, physical and natural sciences, social and behavioral studies, history and the humanities.

The core subjects for the B.A. degree in Manufacturing Process will include courses in both theory and methodology, allowing students to work with computer-aided design equipment to practice the skills they’ve learned in the classroom.  Some of the tasks in which students are expected to become proficient include:
  • Conducting time studies related to manufacturing process
  • Completing cost estimates on building and producing products
  • Utilizing computer hardware and software to aid in solving manufacturing problems and issues
  • Formulating plant layout requirements
  • Understanding management control systems
  • Selecting and justifying the right equipment and automated systems
  • Designing a total product manufacturing system

And many more…

Following the successful completion of all coursework, students will have the opportunity to put their new knowledge to work, receiving on-the-job training through an approved internship or apprenticeship program.

Admission Requirements

Students who plan to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Process must possess a high school diploma or its equivalent and have a strong background in mathematics, science and computer technology.  Many institutions may also require one to two years of training in computer-aided drafting and tool design technology, manufacturing technology, mechanical engineering technology, or plastics, rubber or welding technology prior to admission.  Additionally, students accepted into the program are expected to maintain a 2.75 grade point average or better through the course of their studies.

Careers

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Science degree program in Manufacturing Process Engineering opens the door to a world of opportunity.  Successful graduates will become eligible to work in a variety of manufacturing-related fields in positions such as manufacturing, process, production, tool, industrial and quality engineers; computer and information systems managers; industrial production managers; construction managers; logisticians; first line supervisors; and post-secondary instructors.

With a Bachelor of Science degree in Manufacturing Process students receive the knowledge and practical training to succeed in all of the above-named careers.  The degree will allow them to determine how to make a company’s products better and safer, while still maintaining costs that are at or below the competition.  These abilities, which typically guarantee an above-average starting salary, are consistently in high demand and the growth potential over the next 20 years is virtually unlimited.

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A materials engineer is an expert in the properties, processing and development of various materials for production industries. They incorporate the use of technological advancements in order to explore, improve and create materials with specific beneficial properties.
 
Many colleges, universities and technical institutions will offer a major in materials engineering (sometimes offered as materials science). Degrees earned in this field include an associate, bachelor, master or PhD, depending on the length of study (3-10 years). Many of these studies end with an internship or other placement in a related engineering field.
 
Online post-secondary programs are also available, though these may only offer an associate’s degree, and do not include internship or work placements.
Some apprenticeships in materials engineering are available in specific areas, such as metal processing or mechanics. It is difficult to find an apprenticeship in chemical, computer or medical areas of material engineering without having some post-secondary education.
 
Skills, Qualifications, and Prerequisites for Studies in Materials Engineering
 
Universities, colleges and technical institutions will require interested candidates to pass certain admission requirements – usually the successful acquisition of a secondary school completion certificate, or a certain score on an aptitude test and/or entrance exam. A bachelor’s degree is required to pursue graduate studies.
 
Apprenticeships do not always require any previous education or experience, though some apprenticeships in certain focus areas will require some post-secondary education or a degree. Online programs are accessible to most individuals regardless of training or education.
 
Material engineering candidates should be able to work effectively, both on research teams and independently. They should pay close attention to detail and possess the ideal qualities of perseverance, enthusiasm and creativity (these qualities make material experimentation and development more effective and engaging for the individual). An aptitude towards the sciences and maths is essential to success.
 
Other beneficial qualities for a materials engineering candidate include:
  • Fluency in technology and technological systems.
  • Ability to work well with hands.
  • Communication skills.
 
Skills and Qualifications Acquired from Studies in Materials Engineering
 
Materials engineering is a broad study of many materials and many engineering practices. Students, therefore, have the option of specializing in a certain field of materials, such as electronics, polymers or metals. A basic course of study in material engineering, however, will teach essential skills in the following areas:
  • Basic chemistry, mathematics and physics.
  • Thermodynamics and mechanics.
  • Structure and properties of matter.
  • Characteristics and structure of polymers.
  • Characteristics and structure of metals.
  • Characteristics and structure or ceramics, catalysts, electronics, etc.
  • Problem-solving skills and techniques.
  • Machine and system designs.
  • Conceptual material, machine and system design.
  • Metallurgy, electronics and other assembly techniques.
  • Management and leadership techniques.
  • Data analysis, record-keeping and communication skills.
 
Careers for Studies in Materials Engineering
 
Technological industries employ a large number of material engineers in order to keep up with rapidly advancing technology. Industries specializing in nanotechnology, electronics, navigation, transportation (auto, air, etc.), chemical, nuclear and raw material processing employ materials engineers for research, development, management and testing of new or improved products. Graduates from these studies can also work in the military or related government branches, developing defense or intelligence systems and products. Medical research labs and facilities also employ materials engineers, in order to produce artificial medical technology, organs and other products.

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Mechanical Engineering is a discipline that applies the principles of physics and materials science. Aside from being the oldest and most general engineering discipline, it also involves the analysis, design, making and maintenance of various mechanical engines or systems. Graduates of this course are expected to have a good working knowledge of kinematics, mechanics, material science, energy and other basic concepts.

Many ancient and medieval records contained applications of mechanical engineering. The ancient Greeks' contribution to this field had greatly influenced the western world. The Chinese have also invented the seismometer, a device that can measure earthquakes. During the Islamic golden age, basic mechanisms like crank and cam shafts were invented. The 19th century English and Scots have developed machine tools that will start the Industrial revolution. It is also during this time that the American and British formed professional societies in this field.

This degree is offered at universities around the world and usually takes 4 to 5 years to complete. Most if not all graduates must get accredited by some kind of accreditation board from their respective country. The reason behind this is to promote competence and maintain confidence in the profession. This will also ensure the uniformity of the fundamental subjects taken by the students in areas like, drafting, fluid mechanics and dynamics, hydraulics and pneumatics, instrumentation and measurement, material engineering, mechanism, mechatronics and control theory, statistics and dynamics, strength of materials and solid mechanics. An understanding and ability to apply basic concepts from other engineering fields, chemistry and physics is also expected. Most programs will have several units of calculus, differential equations, algebra, geometry and other mathematical concepts. Aside from accreditation, most countries also require engineers to obtain a license that will permit them to do certain tasks like designing and building power plants.

The study also has several sub-disciplines like Mechanics, which study force and effect on matter. Kinematics studies the motion of objects while ignoring the force that caused the motion. Mechatronics is integrated with electrical engineering to create hybrid systems like a CD-ROM drive. Robotics is the creation of robots using mechatronics. Structural analysis deals with cause and effect of objects failure like a collapsed bridge, and how to fix such failure. Thermodynamics is the study of how to use and transform energy. Drafting also known as technical drawing is used to create instructions for mechanical parts. Mechanical Engineering is also making great strides in the areas of nanotechnology, creation of composite materials, and micro electro mechanical systems. A new type of welding has also been discovered. The friction stir welding is expected to be used in the construction of airplanes and space shuttles in the near future.

In the United States there are more than two hundred thousand mechanical engineers with an average starting salary of around $50,000 for bachelor degree holders, $60,000 for those holding a master’s degree and $68,000 for those holding a doctorate. The demand for these professionals is also expected to increase annually. In the United Kingdom this is the second highest paid profession next to medicine.

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Mechatronical or mechatronics engineering is a multi-leveled engineering study focused on the integrated mechanical, electronic, computerized and other engineering processes. It is a more recent form of engineering study that explores how industries integrate these technologies to form new manufacturing techniques and products. The study commonly focuses on updating and automating mechanical systems by implementing computerized systems.
 
Mechatronics is a relatively new engineering focus, and can only be effectively studied at a college, university or technical school. While it is becoming more common to pursue a major in mechatronics engineering or mechatronics tech, some school may not offer degrees in mechatronics specifically. In this case, students may achieve similar education by pursuing multiple engineering studies, such as electronic, computer and mechanical engineering. Degrees of mechatronics can be achieved at an associate, bachelor or master’s level, though most jobs require at least a bachelor’s degree.
 
Apprenticeships ranging from one to five years (depending on level of education) are available, also, for those interested in mechatronics. However, these programs still require candidates to possess a college degree, or attend a higher-education institution during the apprenticeship. 
 
Skills, Qualifications, and Prerequisites for Studies in Mechatronical Engineering
 
Since mechatronics engineers nearly always require training at a college, university or technical schools, candidates must meet the admissions requirements to these institutions. This usually involves acquiring some form of secondary school completion certification or a passing grade on a standardized aptitude or entry test.
 
Students seeking studies in mechatronics engineering need a relatively high intelligence, as the study crosses a wide range of engineering disciplines and technologies. They must be able to stay up-to-date with modern technology and understand the basic properties of most common electrical, mechanical and computerized systems. 
 
Highly developed problem-solving skills are incredibly important to mechatronics engineers, who are constantly solving integration-related issues in multiple systems. Their work also entails assessing existing systems and choosing the most efficient improvements, so engineers in this field should be effective, well-informed decision makers.
 
Other helpful qualities for mechatronic engineers include:
  • Ability to work well on a team.
  • Excellent communication and record-keeping skills.
 
Skills and Qualifications Acquired from Studies in Mechatronical Engineering
Successful completion of a mechatronics engineering program will provide students with the ability to:
  • Comprehend fundamental physics, mathematics and sciences.
  • Understand and use computerized, mechanical and electrical technologies.
  • Design, operate and invent navigation, control and computer-monitored machine systems.
  • Integrate various electrical, mechanical, computerized, robotic and other technological systems.
  • Design and operate technological machinery (sensors, actuators, etc.).
  • Design machine control systems (computerized controls, etc.).
  • Problem-solve complicated engineering issues.
  • Process, store and retrieve complex sets of data.
 
Careers for Studies in Mechatronical Engineering
 
Mechatronics engineering has a wide variety of uses in modern society, from aerospace to automotive, manufacturing to medical. Manufacturing, industrial and mining companies employ these experts to develop, update, integrate and maintain efficient, technologically advanced production practices and machinery. Government branches employ many mechatronics engineers in air, space and defense programs for the purpose of designing computerized navigation, intelligence, safety and weapons systems.
 
Graduates from this field can even work in medical and biotechnological research, producing artificial organs, artificial bodily control systems and other life-saving technology. Others seek employment in non-profit organizations, universities or technological research companies.

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For thousands of years, mining in the earth for minerals, fuels, and metals has been a key part of human societies around the world. Extractive processes provide stone for building, metals for tools, and precious materials like gold and diamonds. Today, mining is as important as ever, and a new class of people – mining engineers – have appeared to handle the complex science of this ancient activity.
 
As a student of mining engineering, you will learn about all aspects of the mining business, from prospecting and site analysis (figuring out where the materials can be found in the earth) to extraction and worker safety. As gold mines, oil wells, and quarries continue to drive economic development all over the globe, you will be well equipped to take part in this exciting and thriving industrial sector.
 
Personal Qualities
 
  • Interest in science and mathematics, especially physics and chemistry
  • Strong problem-solving and logical thinking skills
  • Patience, diligence, and work ethic – willingness to work on complex problems for an extended period of time
  • Attention to detail and good organization
 
Study Options
 
Mining-engineering majors take a variety of classes that includes some balance of geological science and engineering techniques. The structure of these programs can vary considerably, and many are designed to teach students how to optimize mining operations in the local area where the program is based. For example, schools in Alaska often offer programs in mining engineering that focus on the unique details of mining in that area. In addition, different programs may focus on different kinds of mining (e.g. mining for coal vs. drilling for oil).
 
The majority of students in mining engineering obtain at least a Master’s Degree in the field before they seek employment. While undergraduate-level programs do exist, they are uncommon. If you aspire to become a mining engineer, it’s a good idea to get a Bachelor’s degree in engineering (a double major in engineering along with geology, mathematics, or physics is ideal), then apply to Master’s programs in mining engineering. This will provide the specialized knowledge that both graduate schools and employers value in an applicant.
 
Career Options
 
Mining engineering has been found to be among the top-10 most lucrative college majors, along with several other engineering fields. Economies around the world, from the USA to sub-Saharan Africa, depend on having qualified mining engineers to oversee large-scale extraction operations, and so there are plenty of well-paying jobs available. In addition, many mining engineers develop an expertise in locating deposits of precious minerals prior to setting up a mining operation, which is an extremely valuable skill in the mining industry.

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Motorsports are proving to be more and more popular. Motorsports are a compelling, aggressive world-wide industry where the involved businesses require the use of design and processes that are at the most advanced level. Engineering in the motorsports concern the highest quality of engineering solutions in planning, construction and dependability.

Motorsports are essentially highly competitive events where some type of motorized vehicle is used. Most commonly, cars, street and off-road motorcycles and trucks are involved with these types of competitions. Depending on the objective, the event may or may not include racing.

Some of the most well-known and favorite events include those of open wheel racing, such as Formula One and the Indy Car Series. The cars racing in open wheel racing are made with their wheels located outside of the body of the car. Enclosed wheel car racing is also very popular around the world. As you can guess from the name, in this type of racing, the wheels of the car are not as exposed and are more hidden under the body of the car. Sports car racing, stock car racing and touring car racing are the three most prominent and attractive style of enclosed wheel car racing.

Many motorsports involve some type of racing, such as auto car racing, motorcycle racing, air racing, boat racing, truck racing, snowmobile racing and even lawn mower racing! Other styles of motorsport, not involving as much speed or competitive races, include tractor pulling, freestyle moto- cross, drifting, gymkhana, and regularity rally.

In order for motorsports to be possible, not only do you have to find enough people who actually enjoy this type of extreme adrenaline rush, but you also need plenty of intelligent people who have the drive to engineer these intricate vehicles. Motorsport engineering requires professionals to apply mathematics, scientific and practical knowledge so that they can invent, create, design, research and maintain dependable vehicles that are safe for such extreme use.

Motorsport engineering is one of the most exciting branches of engineering out there. Highly intelligent people who have a passion for these types of extreme motorsports particularly thrive in this area. Motorsport engineering is crucial to the success of such popular racing and events; without them Formula One and motorcycle racing just wouldn’t be possible. These engineers’ precision and attention to detail is so important and essentially can make the difference between a safe event and a disaster.

If you think you might be interested in working as a motorsport engineer, you have many great options of where you can study motorsport engineering. One of the most highly recommended schools is the University of Derby located in the United Kingdom. Their courses are fast paced, hands on and say they will put you on the right track for a successful career in this exciting industry. Another exceptional place to study this type of engineering is at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, which was actually the very first university in the United States to offer a bachelor’s degree in motorsport engineering. Other reputable schools to study motorsport engineering include; the University of Central Lancashire, located in the United Kingdom, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte in the United States and Brunel University of London, also found in the UK.

Working as a motorsport engineer includes designing, constructing and even test driving and racing the vehicles created. Again these vehicles will range from open or enclosed wheel cars, motorcycles, trucks, among more. If you are the type of person who has superior practical skills, is highly interested in motorsports and has the drive to use knowledge of engineering technology, this could be the perfect career path for you. If you are an effective problem solver and enjoy analyzing and interpreting data, you just might want to look into seriously moving forward with motorsport engineering as a future career goal. The profession allows for so many directions and opportunities to grow and better develop your passion.

Aston Martin, Multimatic, Bowler, Truimph Motorcylces and EPM Technologies are some of the principle companies who hire people with degrees and experience in motorsport engineering. Other businesses who look for motorsport engineers include Dunlop Motorsport, Lotus, Ford and Jaguar.

If you feel passionate about motorsports and working behind the scenes to design and construct the vehicles used to make these sports possible, working as a motorsport engineer just might be the ideal way for you to combine your passion and career. So change your future by studying motorsport engineering and make this dream job your reality.

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Marine engineers and naval architects are the people who design sophisticated oceangoing vessels. This could include anything from a state-of-the-art nuclear submarine for use in warfare to a sleek, fast hull for high-end racing boats. Marine engineers have to be familiar with all the many forces and factors that operate on a boat at sea, and must know the techniques that can be used to overcome those forces. For example, a marine engineer might specialize in the design of research submersibles that scientists use to explore the depths of the ocean; in this case, the engineer would have to know how to build a vehicle that could withstand massive pressures and keep the scientist safe in one of the most hostile environments on Earth.
 
Personal Qualities
  • Love of boats, ships, and the sea
  • Technical mind, good grasp of the workings of complex machinery – if you love to take things apart and then put them back together, then engineering may be the right field for you.
  • Patience and diligence
  • Strong mathematical and quantitative reasoning skills
Study Options
 
Because of the urgent need for marine engineers in various sectors of the economy, the vast majority of marine engineering and naval architecture programs are career-focused and broad. Thus, you are unlikely to have to choose a concentration until very late, if at all.
 
For those who do choose to specialize, there are countless possibilities within the discipline of marine engineering and name architecture. Nuclear propulsion, for example, is a complex and challenging field of study that has immediate applications in the world of marine engineering. In some of the Navy's most sophisticated vessels use small nuclear reactors to generate their forward thrust, and design, manufacture, and maintenance of these systems makes up an exciting branch of marine engineering. Other examples include control systems, robotics, energy conversion, and of course hydrodynamics–the study of what materials and hull shapes will enable a watercraft to cut more quickly through the water.
 
Career Options
 
Shipbuilders have been around for thousands of years, and the demand for individuals with an advanced knowledge of designing and building ships shows no signs of abating. People with degrees in marine engineering and naval architecture may go on to work for the military, private businesses in such sectors as oil and import/export, or in some cases for colleges and universities. It is important to have an eye on the global market, however; the shipbuilding industry in your home country may be small or nonexistent (i.e. landlocked countries such as Switzerland), or it may be flooded by competition with not enough jobs to go around (e.g. the United States). Be prepared to go abroad and work in foreign countries if you intend to pursue a career as a marine engineer.

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Nuclear Engineering is an undergraduate course that is offered in a handful of countries only, those that have nuclear facilities in the aim of improving the use of nuclear energy through the improvements of nuclear reactors and other applications where nuclear technology could benefit the human race. Because of the social responsibility that comes along with the knowledge to be learned, a strict ethical code will be expected to be adhered to from graduates of this course taking into account always all economic, social and environmental consequences that may arise from their work.

Nuclear Engineering is not for everybody as this would deal primarily with advanced mathematics, engineering concepts, atomic/nuclear physics and transport and interaction of radioactive materials with matter, meaning to be admitted to this course one has to possess above average cognitive skills.

On the whole, the students would be taught the concepts behind the technology that’s making nuclear reactors possible like nuclear fission, nuclear fusion and plasma physics. Nuclear engineering has also been the proponents of nuclear medicine. Another area of research looked upon by nuclear engineering professionals is researching on nuclear materials and nuclear fuels. There is also a branch of nuclear engineering that focuses on radiation measurements and dosimetry.

Nuclear fission technology is where an atom’s nucleus is disintegrated into two smaller particles particularly the neutrons which release massive amounts of energies. This process is either achieved through what they call thermal fission or fast fission. Thermal fission is the process commonly employed by commercial nuclear power plants. In the United States, thermal fission has been responsible for generating 20% of the overall electricity consumption. Those engaging in this field would be busy designing nuclear reactors that could generate more electricity in a more economical level. Nuclear fusion technology, on the other hand, is the one that allows two, or could be more, atoms to fuse together forming a single and much denser nucleus which results in the emission or absorption of energies in large amounts. An example of an application of this is the formation of deuterium where two hydrogen protons form together into a single neutron. Nuclear fusion is perhaps the process that is responsible for the creation of nuclear weapons.

With the aim of applying nuclear engineering to the advancement of human societies, there had also been breakthroughs in the field of medicine like the X-ray machines and PET (positron emission tomography). These machines have been instrumental in diagnostic imaging and have tremendously helped doctors treat diseases more accurately.

In the area of nuclear materials research, nuclear engineers would be on the hunt for new materials that could be used as nuclear fuels. Right now, uranium ore are the primary raw materials. This area of nuclear engineering will also be the one looking for containment and development of other materials that will withstand the bombardment of radioactive materials once the neutrons and electrons start moving for whatever purposes.

Another thing that nuclear engineers are busy spending lots of time of is coming up with equipments and paraphernalia that could detect and measure radiation levels like the Geiger counter.

Nuclear engineers are one of the highest paid professionals out there today. The usual pay scale of Nuclear Engineering graduates hovers in the $60,000/month level minimum up to $120,000/month.

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Petroleum is a fundamental energy source for modern society, and petroleum engineers aid companies and corporations in extracting and studying petroleum products. A main course of study in petroleum engineering addresses the processes of extracting petroleum products though mining or drilling, as well as refining and delivering those products to the masses.
 
Typically, a student seeking to become a petroleum engineer will pursue a course of study at a college, university or technical institution. A petroleum engineer can then achieve an associate, bachelor or master’s degree in their field of study, and many companies will require at least a bachelor’s before considering a candidate for hire. The most successful petroleum engineering programs will be based near relevant places of work, such as large mining operations or offshore oil drilling.
 
Other programs include apprenticeships with oil or petroleum companies. These companies will usually offer a course of study that include one to two years at a college or technical institution, followed by several years of job-training.
 
Skills, Qualifications and Prerequisites for Studies in Petroleum Engineering
 
In nearly all programs, there is some form of college-level training required for a career path in petroleum engineering. This means interested candidates must apply for a higher education program. Admissions to a college, technical institution or university require, either some form of secondary school completion certification or a passing grade on a standardized test or entrance exam. Some online courses may not require these prerequisites.
 
Since petroleum engineers often work in testing, maintaining and designing equipment, it helps to work well with your hands. An aptitude for math, physics and sciences, is agreeable in petroleum engineers due to the mechanical or scientific nature of their work. They should also have highly developed problem-solving skills and be able to understand, interpret and record a variety of data.
 
Other preferred characteristics of petroleum engineers include:
  • Ability to work well on a team.
  • Managerial skills.
  • Excellent writing and record-keeping skills.
Qualifications and Skills Acquired from Studies in Petroleum Engineering
 
Petroleum engineering is a unique area of study in engineering, and will at least provide basic comprehension in:
  • Thermodynamics.
  • Geologica l studies.
  • Rock and soil properties.
  • Reservoir uses and characteristics.
  • Fundamental mechanics.
  • Production engineering, processing and refining.
  • Drilling, tunneling, mining and other extraction methods.
  • Well testing and surveying
  • Chemical testing and instrument reading.
  • Advanced engineering technology.
  • Transportation and storage of materials.
  • Laws and policies regarding petroleum products.
Career Opportunities for Studies in Petroleum Engineering
 
Those who complete their field of study in petroleum engineering can hope to land jobs with oil, gas and energy companies in multiple countries. Graduates can take on a variety of projects regarding petroleum reservoirs, wells, mining or drilling. They may lay pipeline, repair or maintain machinery, research petroleum-related topics and develop new machines or technology. At the highest level, they can work as supervising engineers, senior project managers or project coordinators. At all other levels, they can work in numerous jobs, including mechanical engineers, drilling specialists, surveyors, drillers or product testers. Engineers in this field can also work as consultants, physicists and college professors.
 

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Production engineering is often closely aligned with industrial and manufacturing engineering and relates to the branch of engineering involving the manufacturing, assembly and quality of goods and products. It is more specific than general industrial or manufacturing management, as these types of engineers mostly work in process improvement and development. It is also one type of engineering that deals more specifically with process management.
 
Those seeking to study production engineering often need to pursue higher education courses in a college, university or technical school. However, few of these programs currently offer a training course in production engineering specifically, so most candidates acquire an industrial, electrical, mechanical or other engineering degree.  A bachelor’s is usually the minimal education requirement, while a master’s degree may be preferred for certain companies.
 
Many companies prefer their production engineers to have some form of management engineering certification, such as the CPIM (Certification for Production and Inventory Management). Not all production engineers will work as managers, however, so earning this certification depends on the qualifications of the job.
 
In some countries, students can undertake an apprenticeship that may or may no require a higher education prerequisite. In these cases, students can work for industries while taking related higher education courses. Rarely, candidates will be employed at low entry-level jobs and learn solely from on-the-job experiences, until they are able to pass a certification test based on their working knowledge.
 
Skills, Qualifications, and Prerequisites for Studies in Production Engineering
 
Production engineers need to have a high fluency in a wide range of basic engineering education, since they are often hired as project coordinators, supervisors or managers. This usually requires at least a bachelor’s degree, while some companies may prefer a master level education. This means students must meet prerequisite requirements for admission to a higher education school. However, in many places a student can become a certified production engineer by passing a standardized test, which requires no prerequisites.
 
Production engineers need to be well versed in technology, since they are often required to be integrating new technological processes into their work. They should also be advanced problem solvers capable of smoothing out manufacturing processes.
 
Other important abilities for production managers include:
  • Leadership qualities.
  • Ability to work well with hands.
  • Ability to work well on a team.
Skills and Qualifications Acquired from Studies in Production Engineering
 
Typically, production engineers are required to be highly educated problem solvers able to work in a variety of fields. The best candidates will display:
  • Wide range of math, science, physics, technology and mechanics education.
  • Ability to develop and interpret mechanical drawings, designs and blueprints.
  • Ability to design new manufacturing processes.
  • Basic engineering skills in a specialized area (mechanical, electrical, etc.).
  • Understanding of engineering tools and technology.
  • Ability to maintain, repair, and design machinery.
  • Knowledge of techniques to improve workflow and productivity.
  • Leadership styles and techniques.
  • Abides by quality standards and labor laws.
Careers for Studies in Production Engineering
 
A production engineer usually works in managerial or supervising positions, though this is not always the case. They can work for any company, factory, private workshop or corporation that produces goods; companies that may employ production engineers are extremely versatile and may include automotive, shipbuilding, nuclear, oil-processing, computer and technology corporations. These engineers also work as factory managers, quality assurance supervisors and design engineers.

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Rural and Surveying Engineering are different but intertwined areas within the Engineering discipline. Rural engineering is a branch of engineering that concerns itself with elements of civil engineering, agriculture engineering and environmental engineering.

 In some instances it is coupled with another branch of engineering called surveying engineering. Surveying engineering is the technique, study, profession and the science of determining accurately the three-dimensional position or terrestrial position of distances and points and the exact angles between them. People associated with surveying engineering are called surveyors. Surveying engineering is used to establish the boundaries of ownership of countries and maps. To achieve this, surveyors use elements of other disciplines such as mathematics, engineering, law and physics.

Rural engineering is now amongst the most sought after courses in mainstream engineering. At the heart of the percepts of rural engineering is the aim to impart quality education, generate competence and provide humane and skilled manpower to face technological, scientific, social and managerial challenges in rural environments. It extends a high degree of integrity, credibility, social concern and ethical standards for developing technologies through research in areas that are relevant for farmers and thus assists in providing energy efficient agriculture and sustainable rural development.

Surveying engineering is one of the oldest disciplines within Civil engineering and has been an important element in developing the human environment. Surveying engineering is used in planning and executing almost every type of construction and its most common uses are in fields as diverse as building and construction, transportation, mapping and defining legal boundaries for ownership of land and communications.

Eligibility of Course & Career Options:

For courses in rural engineering, students must have completed required credits in various disciplines of mathematics, geography and statistics. They must have also passed relevant exams at college and university levels. Universities and colleges that provide courses in rural engineering support their students by placing them in contractual and permanent positions within government departments, not- for-profit non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and within the private sector. Students who complete their graduation in disciplines related to Rural Engineering are very much sought after and can hope to find careers that are rewarding.

In many countries, surveying is recognized as a separate profession from regular engineering and as such one is required to be a surveying license holder for undertaking a practice as a surveyor. This can be obtained after one completes the basic degree requirements in surveying followed by examination and experience requirements. Course criteria are similar to that required for rural engineering courses.

Although the basic principles within surveying engineering have not changed much over the years, the tools that are used by surveyors have evolved by leaps and bounds. It is a fact that civil engineering cannot do without the skills of surveyors. Thus, whenever and wherever there are railways, roadways, dams, bridges, reservoirs or residential areas are required to be built, surveyors with excellent skill sets in surveying engineering are involved. Practitioners of surveying engineering find themselves in many government sponsored projects, private construction companies and companies that work on turnkey projects.

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Job positions for Sound Engineering:

Sound Engineer

A Sound Engineer controls and maintains various equipments utilized for concerts, theater, film and TV. A Sound Engineer is employed by a client to ensure that audio effects for the event, performance and recording meet the necessary standards. This is a progressive industry with a boost in employment opportunities predicted in the year 2016 by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Sound Engineer is in charge of what spectators hear. Depending completely on the kind of recording, they might:


  • plan recording meetings with artists and producers

  • operate equipment to be used for recording sequencing and mixing

  • position microphones

  • balance sound and supplement effects


A Sound Engineer records the sound into a hard disk drive or a multi-track tape machine, prior to combining and mastering of the last production master. Then, the master could be completed into different formats like the Digital Versatile Disc-Audio or the DVD-A, mini disc, Compact Disk (CD), Super Audio Compact Disc or SACD, digital audio files in various formats or MP3.

Hours of work could be long and extensive and evening and weekend works are very ordinary. A Sound Engineer has to be versatile because their working hours might depend on the free schedule of the producer or the artists in addition to the requirements of the project.

Majority of the work is performed in recording studios or post production offices which could be air-conditioned, well–equipped and spacious. Usually, Sound Engineers are not able to work well in small studios as it can tend to be very uncomfortable for them.

The average salary of a Sound Engineer may range from $20,000 to $60,000 per annum.

A sound engineer must possess:

  • exceptional hearing

  • capacity to listen and make a distinction between sounds

  • an excellent sense of timing, rhythm and pitch

  • a skill of sound recording as well as post production procedures

  • - an excellent skill of and knowledge in various genres of music

A Sound Engineer is hired by business recording and audio post-production agencies. Majority of the top employers are based in the United States and London however there are also smaller independent agencies on other key cities. Most Sound Engineers work as a freelance. Employment competition for Sound Engineer is tough. Networking or the ability to create personal contacts and also experience in the field is a significant.

It might be probable to enter this industry without formal education. Several business studios and audio post production amenities include take on assistants or runners who execute routine duties. If they are able to show potential they might finally hone their way to becoming a Sound Engineer. There is a broad selection of related courses at various levels. The best example of this is the Sound Professional program.

A Sound Engineer who has developed a name might become producers. Others might specialize in a specific area or decide putting up their own independent recording studios.

It is also vital that a Sound Engineer is able to adapt to the new technology because equipment modernizations frequently take place. For someone who has a degree in Sound Professional, it will never be a problem as technology modernization is always tackled in every step of the way.

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Are you a student with an avid interest in the construction field, particularly in the design and development of load-bearing structures?  Have you considered pursuing a degree in Structural Engineering, a degree that could put you at the forefront of the construction industry?  Structural Engineering is a degree discipline offered by thousands of major colleges and universities around the world and is rapidly becoming one of the most sought after degrees in the engineering field.  To help you become more familiar with this degree track, below we will provide a brief overview of the field of Structural Engineering and introduce you to the various requirements and coursework associated with this program.

Structural Engineering:  Overview

As we alluded to above, Structural Engineering is the area of engineering that is especially geared towards the design of load-bearing structures. The field crosses several engineering and mathematics disciplines, as there are elements of structural engineering present within civil, mechanical, and aerospace engineering, as well as in the field of architecture. Within civil engineering, for example, the discipline is concerned with the implementation of mechanics to the design of large structures; structures that are fundamental to our way of life, such as buildings, bridges, walls, dams, and tunnels. Structural engineers are charged with designing structures that will stand the test of time, behaving as they should, regardless of their specific purpose. The efficient use of funds and materials to achieve these structural goals is also a major concern of this field, which is why structural engineers regularly work closely with architects, construction managers, transportation engineers and other professionals to maximize efficiency and control costs.

Students in the four-year Bachelor of Science degree program in Structural Engineering will learn how to design beams, column and floors, and will be trained in calculating the loads on each member and the load capacity of various building materials, including timber, steel, concrete and masonry.  As students proceed through the program they will be able to tackle the design of more complex structures, ranging from multi-story apartment complexes to skyscrapers to bridges, drawing not only on their own creativity to complete these projects but on their knowledge of advanced structural engineering principles and applications.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Structural Engineering:  Coursework

The coursework for the Bachelor of Science Degree program in Structural Engineering involves both core and elective courses, in addition to the general education requirements of each institution.  Some of this coursework may include titles such as:
 
  • History and Building Technology
  • College Mathematics and Statistics
  • Dynamics of Offshore Structures
  • Analysis of European Structures
  • Introduction to Historic Preservation
  • Survey of Account Principles
  • Introduction to Management and Marketing
  • College Calculus
  • Structural Engineering Principles I and II
  • Business, Government and Society
  • And many more…
To be eligible to participate in the Bachelor of Science Degree program in Structural Engineering students must possess at least a high school diploma or its equivalent.  They should also have a strong background in mathematics and science at the secondary level, as evidenced by above average marks in these subjects.  Most institutions will also require students to take and pass an entrance examination prior to being considered for admission.

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With engineering designs becoming increasingly complex- the need for engineers with a holistic view and thorough knowledge of complete systems is growing. System engineers are trained to approach and manage large scale projects in a structured way. The field aims at designing and developing complex engineering projects and deciding how these should be managed for optimum utilization for the maximum period of time. A systems engineer, therefore, has to have a balanced grasp over logistics, coordination process of the team involved as well as knowledge of controlling machineries.

The field of System engineering is inter-disciplinary in nature. Hence a study of it would depend on a well structured module that includes necessary intervention of multiple engineering disciplines from experts in those areas. Being trained in such a manner- a systems engineer would be able to coordinate and organize all these technical aspects into one unified whole for a holistic approach to the whole system.

Another interesting aspect of the working of a systems engineer is that he/she needs to work closely with the client. This way, the engineer somehow connects the business sector with the technical and scientific sector. Understanding client requirements, and delivering it cost effectively is also one of the responsibilities of a systems engineer.

Systems Engineering Course Structure

Systems engineering courses are often seen to be extensions of the mainstream engineering education. Employers usually look for a set background of one of the major engineering subjects along with training in systems engineering modules. Students from the following engineering fields generally go on to specialize in systems engineering studies: mechanical, automotive, electrical, computer, etc. Hence, one will rarely come across undergraduate Systems Engineering courses.
Education in this field of engineering can either be system centric or domain centric in nature. While the former approaches the study as an independent discipline, domain centric programs offer study of systems engineering as a specialization in some other major field of engineering studies. Many programs offer study of business management along with general systems engineering courses to make the students aware of the management issues involved in the system. Masters degree programs are normally designed to continue for 2-3 years, although variations do exist. As any other engineering field, Systems Engineering also requires industrial training. Most of the courses include such training as a part of the module.
 
Career as Systems Engineer

Systems Engineers are employed both in the public and private sectors. Their responsibility is mainly to solve large and complicated engineering problems. Systems engineers can also be engaged in interesting projects such as development of communication systems, designing rockets, improving the functioning of jet planes etc. Apart from these, large research projects undertaken by the government or universities also employ systems engineers along with experts from other fields. System analysis, which is the process engineers apply to solve problems, is also developed and researched upon by experts of Systems Engineering.

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Engineering technicians are essential to many industries, from technology research to aeronautical systems. A technical engineering course of study teaches basic math, science and engineering skills applicable to a wide variety of technical problems, usually in research and development. Technical engineers typically are less likely to work in the fields of mechanics, hydraulics or construction.
 
A common way to become a technical engineer is through a college or university program. Community colleges, technical institutes, online courses and four-year universities all offer engineering programs. A candidate can earn an associate, bachelor, or master’s of science in technical engineering. Some colleges may not offer a specific technical engineering degree, and students will instead earn a general engineering degree.
 
An applicant can also achieve certification through an apprenticeship, which can last up to several years and provide a significant amount of on-the-job training experience. These programs can be private, but many are funded by government organizations such as intelligence, research or military branches. Undertaking an apprenticeship from a government program usually means agreeing to several years of government employment after the program’s completion.
 
Skills, Qualifications and Prerequisites for Studies in Technical Engineering
 
Students hoping to pursue technical engineering studies do not necessarily need to possess any prerequisites before undergoing an apprenticeship or other training program. However, it helps to already have a hands-on knowledge of computers and software, as well as some basic mechanical systems. If candidates are seeking to attend a college or university for their engineering studies, then they must meet the admissions requirements of the institution. Usually this means possessing some form of a secondary school completion certificate or passing a standardized exam.
 
The best students in a technical engineering field are heavily math and science oriented, pay close attention to details and don’t mind long hours of focused research. Since research jobs often involve working on a team, interpersonal skills are highly desired. Solid language and writing skills are also preferable, as candidates must master technical communication skills for their field – and since many employment opportunities for technical engineers involve product, company or other research, it is essential that students can accurately record, interpret and check data.
 
Qualifications and Skills Acquired from Studies in Technical Engineering
Technical engineers adhere to a specific area of engineering study, which includes the following topics:
  • Sciences, physics and mathematics basics.
  • Materials and their characteristics.
  • Engineering problem-solving and troubleshooting techniques.
  • Circuit analysis and fundamentals.
  • Computer systems, engineering software and hardware.
  • Logistics.
  • Research methods and policies.
  • Data collection and calculation
  • Manufacturing.
  • Pro duct development.
 
Career Opportunities for Studies in Technical Engineering
 
Technical engineers mostly find employment in the field of technical research, manufacturing and development. They can either be employed by government research programs, private research facilities or non-profit organizations. Many companies employ technical engineers for product data collection or as manufacturing consultants. Engineers in this field are fundamental to the successful development of new electronic, mechanical and technological equipment. In some cases, technical engineers can work for government programs in military technology or intelligence development.

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If you’ve ever wondered who’s responsible for making the various products we use every day—and maybe even dreamed of creating your own products—a career in Industrial Design may be the ideal position for you.  However, prior to seeking employment, you’ll need the type of education and training required by most companies, which is exactly what you’ll receive while earning a degree in Technical Engineering in Industrial Design.  For engineering students who are interested in pursuing a career in industrial design, there is no better academic pathway than the Bachelor of Science (first-cycle) degree program in Technical Engineering in Industrial Design.  This program will teach students some of the more basic and advanced techniques used by industrial design professionals, and allow them to work hands-on completing their own projects under the supervision of a qualified instructor.
 
Bachelor of Science Degree in Technical Engineering and Industrial Design
 
Industrial design engineers make, inspect and troubleshoot everything from automobiles to children’s games, and with all the awesome technology that is now at the disposal of qualified specialists, there has never been a more perfect time to pursue a degree in this field.
 
The studies leading towards a degree in Technical Engineering and Industrial Design are designed to provide graduates an interdisciplinary training approach, one that covers both the socio-cultural and technological aspects of the field.  Emphasis in this program is on project-based learning, and the contents of the degree are typically organized into four broad areas of study:
 
  • Coursework related to visualization, representation and communication systems
  • Coursework related to materials, their transformation and the technology used in their applications
  • Classes in the basic core subjects required for industrial design engineers, ranging from the foundations of physics and applied mathematics to the history of culture and design
  • Project-based subjects, in which students will work with products of varying degrees of complexity
 
The coursework from the areas above is typically taken in the first 3-4 years of the degree program, along with the general education subjects required by the college or university.  In the final year of study, students can select from one of four specialist pathways:
 
  • Equipment.  In the Equipment pathway students will learn an approach to industrial design based on computer-assisted engineering.
  • Habitat.  Items such as household furniture or vehicle interiors are studied in this pathway.  These types of items, which constitute habitable environments, are those that will undergo constant changes due to user or design tendencies, representing the area in which most graduates will work upon earning their degree.
  • Leisure and Automotive Industry. In the Leisure and Automotive pathway, students will engage in projects that are approached with the aid of computer-assisted design, applied to both the visualization and the production of complex volumes.
  • Urban Furniture.  The Urban Furniture pathway is one that allows students to work on projects based on designing furniture--furniture adapted to different urban settings
 
With a degree in Technical Engineering in Industrial design students can pursue any number of possible career opportunities, including positions as design engineers, design auditors, quality management specialists, risk prevention specialists, project and technical managers, computer-assisted design artists and designers of automobiles, games, toys, furniture and machines.

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Are you an engineering student currently in the process of deciding upon a specialty path for your undergraduate or graduate degree?  Have you considered the exciting and fast-paced field of technical engineering in industrial electronics?  If so, the following information may prove quite useful. Here we will briefly discuss some of the specifics regarding the degree programs in Technical Engineering in Industrial Electronics, and outline some of the career opportunities available for qualified graduates.

Degree Programs in Technical Engineering in Industrial Electronics

Although technical engineering is a discipline that has been around for quite some time, recent advances in the world of technology have revolutionized this field, thus luring an increasing amount of students to pursue a degree in this branch of learning.  Many colleges and universities throughout the world now offer both a Bachelor and Master’s of Science degree in Technical Engineering in Industrial Electronics, and as the field continues to become more and more popular, an additional number of institutions are bound to follow suit.

The main purpose of the Technical Engineering in Industrial Electronics degree program is to provide students with a quality education and training course in industrial electronics, one that is relative to the current times.  Students in the program learn the ins and outs of industrial instrumentation and control systems, along with their function in real-world settings.  In essence, the degree program was created as a way to respond to the social and entrepreneurial demand in the field of industrial electronics by training professional who would be capable of handling today’s technological advances in areas such as management, maintenance and the modernization of machinery, computing and more.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Engineering in Industrial Electronics typically spans four years in duration, with coursework that offers students both a general knowledge of engineering, as well as specific skills related closely to industrial electronics and technology.  Some of the areas students will focus on include:
  • Industrial control systems
  • Automation systems
  • Advanced techniques in control engineering
  • Computer-assisted control systems, SCADA systems and instrumentation
  • Industrial process regulators
  • Industrial electronic systems
  • Commuted power supply units
  • Digital signal processors
  • Programmable logical devices
  • Electronic measurement techniques
  • Electrical Technology
  • And much more…
 
All students with a high school diploma or its equivalent, assuming they have a strong background in mathematics and technology, are eligible to enroll in the Technical Engineering in Industrial Electronics degree program.  However, most institutions also require a minimum passing score on an entrance/proficiency examination prior to admission.

Technical Engineering in Electronic Technology:  Career Opportunities

Graduates that complete their studies, earning a Bachelor (first cycle) or Master’s (second cycle) degree in the process, acquire the knowledge and skills to fill a variety of career positions in areas that may include: the control and automation of production and machinery; developing electronic designs; HVAC instrumentation; electrical installations; quality control management; occupational risk prevention; process maintenance in both private and public enterprises; and legal consultancy, just to name a few.

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Are you interested in pursuing a career in technical engineering, particularly as it relates to management computing?  Are you aware of the qualifications you’ll need to be eligible for this type of position and the various career prospects available to graduates?  Technical Engineering in Management Computing is a cutting-edge field in which professionals use the latest technology to analyze and solve problems, but in order to be considered for this type of career position it’s imperative that you first receive a relative education in the discipline—an education that begins with a Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Engineering in Management Computing.  To help you get started, below we will discuss some of the main aspects of this popular degree program, and introduce you to some of the career opportunities available for qualified graduates.
 
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The Bachelor of Science degree program in Technical Engineering in Management Computing is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for applying scientific knowledge to invention—for using or improving upon the various techniques involved in the technical aspects of manufacturing processes.  This type of training consists of elements of almost all branches of scientific knowledge, including mathematics, logic, engineering, electronics, statistics, economics, physics and linguistics.  The main function of professionals in this field is programming, which means translating the logical solution to a problem into a language that enables computers to accomplish what we need them to do.  To reach this goal, technical engineers must be proficient in programming languages and techniques, along with the applications these computers will help operate.
 
The Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Engineering in Management Computing typically spans four years or eight full semesters in duration.  The program, which is offered to all students with a high school diploma or its equivalent, requires a strong background in mathematics and science, and an intermediate-level of proficiency working with computers and computer systems and applications.  Often seen as a gateway to a second-cycle or Master’s degree in Technical or Computer Engineering, the B.S. program can also lead to entry-level employment in a variety of industries.
 
Bachelor of Science in Technical Engineering in Management Computing:  Career Opportunities
 
Today’s industrial arena is ruled by state-of-the-art technology, and as such, qualified technical engineering professionals are constantly in demand.  To illustrate this point, below we have listed just a few of the areas or industries in which technical and computer engineers may be needed, as well as some of the tasks performed by graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree in Technical Engineering in Management Computing:
 
Industries
 
  • Industrial/Manufacturing sector
  • Service sector
  • Software and hardware companies
  • Technological consultancy firms
  • Telecommunications and mass media corporations
  • Insurance companies
  • Training sectors, including both public and private schools
  • Banks and savings institutions
  • And many more:
 
As a professional in any one of these lucrative sectors, technical engineers in computer management may perform a variety of tasks, including analyzing and programming software; participating in software development teams; designing, selecting, maintaining and evaluating computer infrastructures; applying specialized service to teleprocessing networks and systems; designing, creating and managing information systems and management tools for small and medium size companies; and starting businesses on the Internet.

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Are you a graduate student in search of a degree program that would provide you with the required knowledge and skills you need in the fields of information systems, systems engineering and management—skills with real-world applications that will help you land a career position in one of these disciplines?  Have you considered pursuing an advanced degree in Technical Engineering and Management Information Systems?  The Master of Science degree program in Technical Engineering in Management Information Systems will provide you with both the technical and business skills you need to plan, engineer/re-engineer and manage the systems to support modern digital enterprises.  To help you become more familiar with this degree program, below we will describe this course of study in a bit more detail, including a brief overview of the program, the range of topics covered through the core and elective coursework and the typical eligibility requirements for admission into the program.
 
Master of Science Degree in Technical Engineering in Management Information Systems:  Course Overview and Coursework
 
The Master of Science Degree in Technical Engineering in Management Information Systems is an eighteen-month to two-year graduate level program now being offered by thousands of colleges and universities around the world.  The program is very interdisciplinary in nature, however, the three primary areas of study are:
  • Information Systems.  Information covering the latest technologies and approaches in Information Systems, including web-based components, mobile computing, wireless communications, business intelligence and emerging technologies.
  • Systems Engineering.  Teaching students about systems thinking, with an emphasis on systems instead of individual components and enterprise architectures, consisting of people, processes and technologies.
  • Management.  Covering business strategies, entrepreneurship, planning, integration, security, governance, global enterprises and agile enterprises.
The coursework for the M.S. program in Technical Engineering in Management Information Systems is quite varied, stretching across several disciplines and subject areas.  The core courses in the program allow students to acquire a strong, timely and relevant background in a number of different areas and skills, including systems engineering, strategic planning, business strategy, global and digital enterprises, user-centered design, enterprise architectures and integration and systems analysis and design.  When taking elective courses, students can focus on areas that are of particular interest to them, choosing from topics such as project management, financial aspects of systems, leadership, educational technologies, business intelligence, multimedia management, entrepreneurships, digital governments, digital health enterprise management, and Internet Technologies.  Programs can usually be customized to match each student’s interests and ability, and cater to both the experienced IT/IS professional and the novice seeking to master new skills.

To qualify for admission into the Master of Science degree program in Technical Engineering in Management Information Systems students must possess at least a bachelor’s degree, preferably in a technology-related field such as Management Information Systems, Computer Programming, Computer Science, etc.  Those with a non-technology degree may also qualify, but they will, in most cases, need to take one or two bridge courses before being admitted to the program.
 

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Are you considering pursuing a career in technical engineering, perhaps with a specialty in telecommunication systems?  Are you familiar with the entrance requirements for this type of position, including the undergraduate degree that relates to this discipline?  Technical engineering is an exciting career option, one that offers substantial compensation and plenty of room for professional growth.  Currently, qualified individuals for these types of positions are in very high demand, which means individuals with a Bachelor of Science (first cycle) degree in Technical Engineering in Telecommunication Systems are now highly sought, with some even being recruited before completing their degree.  To help you become more familiar with this course of study, below we outline the various subject matter students will cover, and discuss some of the career opportunities available for graduates.
 
Technical Engineering in Telecommunication Systems:  Degree and Careers
 
The course of study leading to a degree in Technical Engineering, specializing in telecommunication systems, is designed for students whose aim is to pursue a career in the telecommunications industry upon graduation.  Students are given the knowledge and provided extensive training in the transmission of every type of digital information, including voice, images and data, by a variety of media types, such as cable, fiber-optic and radio.
 
During the initial two years of the Bachelor of Science in Technical Engineering in Telecommunication Systems students will learn fundamental scientific and technical concepts and complete the general education requirements of the college or university.  Following this period (in the final two years of the program), the instruction and training become much more specific, focusing on engineering applications as they directly relate to telecommunications.  Some of the skills/competencies students will acquire while earning their degree include:
  • Managing engineering projects in the telecommunications industry.
  • Designing the infrastructure of telecommunications in buildings.
  • Designing and constructing subsystems that integrate communication systems, such as radio-frequency subsystems and circuits, microwave subsystems and circuits, antennae, signal digital processing systems.
  • Designing, implementing and maintaining radio links and satellite communication systems.
  • Developing mobile communication systems.
  • Designing and implementing wire communication systems and optical fiber networks.
  • Planning and maintaining transmission and reception of radio diffusion and TV systems.
  • Applying methodologies appropriate for the design, planning, development and maintenance of communication systems and subsystems.
  • Learning the legal and economic framework that regulates the activity of design, planning, developing, and maintenance of all communication equipments and systems.
A degree in Technical Engineering in Telecommunication Systems will prepare students for a fast-paced career working with new information technologies, and because these systems are virtually everywhere today, the number of potential career opportunities for qualified individuals is virtually limitless.  As a telecommunications specialist, graduates will be responsible for designing and maintaining information systems dealing with images, voice and data, and will carry out inspections and technical interventions in telecommunication services.  From developing computer applications and voice networks, to producing and maintaining electrical infrastructures, telecommunication engineers are at the forefront of this cutting edge technology—technology that is rapidly changing, for the better, the way people and businesses communicate and reshaping the world as we know it.

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Are you a current or aspiring engineering student in the process of selecting a challenging and rewarding specialty in which to focus your studies?  Have you considered a degree in Technical Engineering with a specialty in Telematics?  The area of study known as “telematics” is a fairly new discipline in the field of technical engineering, one that is growing leaps and bounds every day.  And because of this relative newness, professionals with a strong background and specialty degree in telematics are in great demand throughout the world. To help you become more familiar with the topic of telematics, below we will briefly define the term, outline some of the specifics with regard to the degree program in Technical Engineering and Telematics and discuss some of the career opportunities available for qualified graduates.
 
Technical Engineering in Telematics
 
The term “telematics” has been in use for less than a decade, primarily because the field is still a burgeoning one.  It is typically used in reference to any integrated use of telecommunications and informatics, the latter referring to Information and Communications Technology, or ICT.  Therefore, the term telematics can apply to any of the following:
 
  • The technology of remitting, receiving and storing information via telecommunication devices in conjunction with affecting control on remote objects.
  • The integrated use of telematics and informatics, for application in vehicles and with control of vehicles on the move.
  • Telematics includes but is not limited to Global Positioning System (GPS) technology integrated with computers and mobile communications technology in automotive navigation systems.
  • In a narrower sense, the term telematics has evolved to mean the use of telecommunications and ICT in road vehicles, in which case the term “vehicle telematics” is used.
The degree program in Technical Engineering in Telematics offers students a sophisticated course in the field of telematic engineering.  The instruction in the course covers the theoretical and/or academic foundation of telematics, along with its practical uses in applications; networks and communication services; protocol architectures; multimedia information management; broadband networks; mobile communications; ubiquitous computation; internet technologies and more.  The advanced instruction and direct practice involved with the course encourages students to stay abreast of the latest telematic technologies, with a view towards improvement and future implementation.

The undergraduate degree in Technical Engineering in Telematics typically spans four years or eight full semesters in duration.  In the initial two years of the degree students will generally complete their general education requirements, including advanced classes in mathematics, science and computer technologies.  The final two years of the course are dedicated to specific instruction and training in the field of telematics, which usually includes a hands-on real-world practical project in the final year.

Graduates who have earned an undergraduate degree in Technical Engineering in Telematics are eligible to apply for graduate program admittance in the same or similar field, and many, now armed with the new knowledge and skills their degree provided, will test the growing employment market in the field of telematics, working as telecommunication engineers in a variety of settings.  In these positions, telematic experts will be charged with a variety of tasks, specializing in system programming, data transmission, digital electronics, communication networks, computer architecture, communication theory, teletraffic, network management, interconnection systems and equipment, transmission media and communications via electronics, radio, fiber-optics, and industrial applications.

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As technology evolves and radically changes the shape of our lives and societies, telecommunications is becoming one of the most exciting and fast-changing fields of study at universities around the world. The term “telecommunications” refers to any kind of technology that connects people in far-flung places. This includes telephones, satellite networks, television, radio, and of course the Internet. Because this technology changes so quickly, and because it is so important to businesses and governments, there is massive demand for experts in telecommunications can keep up with the pace of technology. Bachelors and Masters degrees in telecommunications are available at countless institutions.
 
Personal Qualities
  • Ability to understand and work with complex technology, especially computers
  • Interest in the latest gadgets and devices to hit the market
  • Strong problem-solving ability
Study Options
 
Students of telecommunications usually specialize in one form of communications technology, simply because there are too many varieties to study them all. You could, for example, focus on satellite communications–this would be an opportunity to learn about the technology that goes into transmitting and receiving wireless signals from satellites in space. Another option would be to focus on the Internet and the effect it has on long distance communication.
 
Because telecommunications is taught at universities and colleges in numerous countries, you may want to consider going abroad to get your degree. This is an excellent way to travel and see the world, while at the same time getting a useful degree in furthering your career. Of course, it is always useful to be in a country where the language of instruction is your native language, especially when it comes to a technical subject like telecommunications.
 
Career Options

The telecommunications industry is, simply put, booming. There are numerous jobs in this area that require a variety of skills, from highly technical “field work"–maintaining, servicing, and installing telecommunications technology–to both theoretical and academic work like teaching. In general, a generalist degree in telecommunications is a fine start at the undergraduate level, regardless of which subfield you want to be. However once you get to graduate school, you will want to start thinking about the sort of community wanted telecommunications, and choose your degree accordingly.

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Telecommunication is the sending of communications over distances with the use of certain devices. These devices can be as crude as drums or smoke signals but today we prefer to use electronic equipment like computers, radio, telephones or televisions. Some of the pioneers who made telecommunication easier are Samuel Morse, Alexander Graham Bell and Guglielmo Marconi. It plays a very important part in the world economy that the revenue in this industry is estimated to be more than one trillion U.S. Dollars.

Telecommunication or Telecom Engineering is a big part of electronic engineering. People in this profession have lots of jobs to choose from but basically it involves the design and supervision of equipment and facilities like telephone companies. As a discipline, it also includes other fields as well such as civil, electrical, electronic and structural engineering. Aside from that, the job requires some people skills, basic knowledge of accounting and plenty of project management. They are responsible for providing the ways and means to get the best telephone and data services at the lowest possible price for customers at the least cost for the company. A telecom engineer can work either in a managerial capacity or focused mainly in the application of technical knowledge. These positions are available in the areas of computing technology, the Internet, networking, television and radio. Managerial positions includes planning and managing projects, ensuring that it be completed within the budget and time allotted and based upon the quality standards agreed upon. Those using their expertise will design or provide solutions and technical guidance to others. Companies’ constant demand for the best solutions at the lowest possible cost has resulted to some innovative solutions. Some of these solutions are the use of fiber optic cables for telephone lines to replace the old copper wires and the use of wireless technology.

We can classify these engineers into three types. First are the telecom equipment engineers. They design the equipment including modems, routers, switches and any device designed to be for communication. Second are the central-office or plant engineers. They design and supervise the installation and use of the equipment in the central office, wire center or telephone exchange. It is also their responsibility to upgrade existing networks, assigning equipment location and determining the amount of logistics needed. Last but not the least is the outside-plant or field engineer. In contrast to the first two, these engineers spend most of their work time outside. They are the ones who design and set up telephone poles or cellular towers. Since their job requires them to interact with the local authorities, other utilities and even customers, they are the face and voice of the company.

While new technologies in this field are rapidly replacing the old ones, the demand for telecommunication engineers could only continue to rise. The Internet is getting more pervasive in our daily lives, computer networks are getting more sophisticated and wireless technology is quickly being adapted and used in virtually every country in the world. With these developments in telecommunication, one could make an exciting and rewarding career in this field.

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Textile engineering combines elements of scientific, engineering, and creative fields and brings them to bear on the textiles industry (i.e. the manufacture of cloth and other woven fabrics). It is a highly specialized field that feeds directly into the relevant industries, particularly the apparel industry. Despite its narrowness as a discipline, however, textile engineering is exciting because it enables students to draw on a wide range of areas within engineering – such as materials, manufacturing, and human factors – and integrate them all into the work of a specific industry.
 
While the technology of textiles may not seem cutting-edge, this is only because the innovative and exciting aspects of textile engineering are subtle, and may be invisible to the untrained eye. Experts in textile engineering, however, understand the complexity of even the most everyday fabrics. If, for example, you are wearing a pair of blue jeans, there is a good chance that some of the materials in those jeans were created by modern textile engineers.
 
Personal Qualities
  • Genuine fascination with textiles, fabrics, and woven goods
  • Attention to detail and good analytic skills
  • Strengths in math, quantitative reasoning, and logic
  • Patience, diligence, and willingness to work on small details of a project for long periods of time without growing bored
Study Options
 
Because it is such a specialized area of study, programs in textile engineering generally must adhere to a fairly rigid course structure. The advantage of this is that it provides an education that is extremely acutely targeted to a specific line of work. Often, textile engineering programs will include work requirements such as internships that will provide you with real-world experience to complement your in-class studies.
 
One popular option for people who want to study textile engineering in order to work in the private sector is to do a combined engineering/business degree. Several schools in the United States and other countries offer programs of this kind, and they are particularly common in fields like textile engineering. Because the applications of textile engineering in business are so immediate, they can be a good idea for students to learn both about the engineering side of textile manufacturing and about the business/management side. This enormously broadens their career options and enables them to achieve success in various positions.
 
Career Options
 
The textiles industry is a massive global network of researchers, manufacturers, retailers, and users. As such, there is a surprisingly broad range of possibilities for careers. A person with a degree in textile engineering might work on designing innovative fabrics for a clothing company, for example, or might help create medical fabrics for use in a hospital. Quality control, management, and other positions in manufacturing are available as well.

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Are you a graduate student who is interested in the development and design of water resources and looking for an advanced degree program that matches your particular interests?  Have you considered pursuing a Master of Science degree in Water Resource Engineering—a degree that is now offered by thousands of colleges and universities throughout the world?  The field of Water Resource Engineering is highly specialized, and thus professionals with an advanced degree in Water Resource Engineering are consistently in high demand throughout the world.  If this sounds interesting and you would like to become a bit more acquainted with this field of study, the following information may prove quite useful.  Here we will provide a comprehensive overview of the Master of Science degree program in Water Resource Engineering, including a brief course description, an outline of some of the core and elective coursework you’re likely to encounter, and some information regarding the various admission requirements for entry into this program.
 
Master of Science Degree in Water Resource Engineering:  Course Description
 
The Master of Science Degree in Water Resource Engineering is a graduate-level program designed for students seeking a broad course of education and training that will lead to life-long and often lucrative careers in water resource system design.  Students in the program—a program which spans two to three years in duration depending on the institution—will have the option to focus their studies on groundwater, surface water, or watershed engineering.  Prior to graduation, they are generally required to earn a minimum of 15 semester credits in graduate level engineering courses, and at least 6 graduate level credits in specific water science courses which support the engineering analysis.  Water science courses may be chosen from a variety of non-engineering departments throughout the campus, as long as those classes provide students with the scientific context to understand the non-quantitative aspects of water resource systems.
 
Master of Science Degree in Water Resource Engineering:  Coursework and Requirements
 
The coursework for the Master of Science Degree in Water Resource Engineering may vary slightly from one institution to the next, but generally it will include course titles such as:
 
  • Groundwater Hydraulics
  • Drainage System Design
  • Field and Laboratory Techniques in Subsurface Hydrology
  • Vadose Zone Transport
  • Bio-systems Modeling
  • Groundwater Remediation
  • Geophysical Field Techniques
  • Irrigation System Design
  • Field and Laboratory Techniques in Surface Hydrology
  • Hydraulics of Open Channels
  • Groundwater Modeling
  • Applied Hydrology
  • River Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering and Wave Mechanics
  • Hill Slope Hydrology
  • Forest Erosion Processes
  • And more…
 
All students who wish to pursue a Master of Science degree in Water Resource Engineering must possess at least an undergraduate degree in engineering, water science, or a closely related field.  Additionally, all candidates are required to show basic competence in chemistry, physics, mathematics (up to integral calculus), and advanced competence in one science or engineering field prior to being considered for admission into the program.
 

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Wireless communications are used when electromagnetic waves (instead of some form of wire) carry the signal over the communication path. More clearly, examples of wireless equipment include cellular phones and pagers; wireless LANs or local area networks (providing flexibility and reliability for business computer users); Global Positioning System (GPS) - allowing drivers of cars and trucks, captains of boats and ships, and pilots of aircraft to verify their location anywhere on earth; cordless computer mouse or cordless telephone sets, baby monitors, satellite television, etc.

Specialists in the field of wireless communication usually install, start up, maintain and repair such equipment. They either build, install, and adjust this kind of equipment, or they assist in doing so. Furthermore, professionals in the area replace faulty wiring and terminals and re-join connections; they use electronic equipment to find and replace faulty assemblies or parts; as well as check output power, frequency, and modulation, using specialized equipment.

Personal Qualities

In order to engage with wireless communications, you should be good with technical stuff and truly enjoy repairing and exploring all kinds of modern technology. Further qualities are:

  • Good with your hands

  • Have excellent eyesight and color vision

  • Aptitude for mathematics and science

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

  • Adaptable, flexible, and willing to learn about new technologies

Study Options

Depending on your ambition and motivation, you can undertake various study paths. If you wish to become a wireless communications technician, it is very likely that companies offer on-the-job training that you can undertake, and then try to climb up the hierarchy with a great deal of experience and hard work. On the other hand, you could aim for a specialized high school or a course that will give you a diploma in wireless communications. Such a course could be offered in universities, vocational schools, or community colleges. It would provide you with some form of certification that would greatly enhance your employability and career options.

Another opportunity is to look for a bachelor’s degree in technology or a related field. There are many technical institutions that offer this kind of study options, and you could easily specialize in the area of wireless communications. Such a degree would provide you with the chance to aim for management positions within the field. Also keep in mind that this profession mostly requires practical knowledge, so it would be smart of you to look for an institution with excellent labs, providing access to equipment that is going to help you understand the concepts you learn.

Career Options

With the growing popularity and demand of wireless communications all over the world, your career opportunities in this area of study are very diverse. You might work for a service provider, installing, configuring and maintaining voice and data communication systems, or entertainment systems based on cable and satellite communications. You could also pursue a job with a manufacturer of some sort of wireless equipment, where you could undertake a quality assurance or a service technician role. Many big companies also hire in-house wireless communication specialists to keep their systems running. Finally, you could specialize to be a broadcasting technician, which would include both TV and radio.

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