Do you have what it takes to become an engineer?
Rated as one of the most exciting professions to undertake, engineering is comprised of a wide range of sub-disciplines and has a vast effect on our everyday lives. It encompasses applying maths and science principles to solve problems.
An engineer uses the same two principles to design and build structures, devices and machines. You do not need to be a genius in maths and science to be an engineer, but you do need to have a fair understanding of these principles to succeed.Being an intuitive thinker with the ability to solve problems wouldn’t hurt either.
An important characteristic would be the ability to identify a problem and use your acquired skills to envision, design then develop an apparatus to solve the specific task. An engineer needs the skill and capability to be involved in the development of a project from the beginning to its completion.
Engineers have an impact on all of our lives and do this by designing infrastructural elements such as bridges, airports and even the aircraft’s that populate them. They use different equations such as calculating force, friction, energy and weight to design these structures. These same principles are used to design more eccentric mechanisms such as acoustic and lighting designs.
In addition engineers have the ability to calculate and envision the effect of a high energy blast in the field of blast analysis. They are able to work out the safety procedures and requirements when dealing with fire safety. Engineers are designers who have a greater effect on our lives than we realize.
They help to build city infrastructure and solve future problems such as sustainable energy and contributing to a carbon neutral environment by designing electrical cars and green streets.
If you are keen on maths and science and are considering a career in engineering, this video is sure to convince you.