What is Engineering?

Engineering is a branch of science and technology concerned with the design and build of engines, machines, structures and other products. Relevant industries include: construction, telecommunication, energy, mining, pharmaceuticals etc.


  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Broadcast Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Mining Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer

What skills do you need to work as an Engineer?

  • Excellent numerical ability
  • Scientific and analytical mind
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Competent user of IT
  • Good communication skills

Where do Engineers work?

Engineers are in demand both in the public and private sector. Engineers usually specialise in a particular field of engineering such as: aeronautical engineering, automotive engineering, broadcast engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering or mechanical engineering.

Typical work activities

  • Developing detailed designs
  • Undertaking complex calculations and analysis
  • Making risk assessments
  • Managing budgets
  • Working as part of a project team

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