Engineering is the art of applying scientific and mathematical principles, experience, judgment and common sense to make things that benefit people. Engineers design bridges and important medical equipment, as well as processes for cleaning up toxic spills and systems for mass transit. In other words, engineering is the process of producing a technical product or system to meet a specific need.
Engineers have many different types of jobs to choose from, including research, design, analysis, development, testing, and sales positions. If you are interested in discovering new knowledge, you might consider a career as a research engineer. If you are imaginative and creative, design engineering may be for you. The work of analytical engineers most closely resembles what you do in your mathematics and science classes.
If you like laboratory courses and conducting experiments, look into becoming a development engineer. Sales engineering could be a good choice if you have good communications skills and like working with people.
Engineering work is also organized by traditional academic fields of study. The five largest of these are chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, and mechanical engineering. There are also more specialized engineering fields, including aerospace, ocean, nuclear, biomedical, and environmental engineering.
Is a Career in Engineering for You?
Where would you like to be in 10 years?
Designing spacecraft to explore the Milky Way?
Building environmentally safe systems to power cities?
Saving lives through new laser applications?
Choose a career in engineering and help make these great things happen! Engineers are problem solvers, people who search for quicker, better, less expensive ways to use the forces and materials of nature to meet tough challenges. Throughout the ages, from the building of the Egyptian pyramids to the landing on the moon, engineers have been the shapers of progress.
There are several websites that give you a better understanding of what it’s like to improve the world through engineering, whether an engineering career is right for you, and if so, how to select the appropriate undergraduate program, and how to pay for it. As you plan your future, think of helping to shape the 21st century—consider choosing a career in engineering! Most engineers specialize.
More than 25 major specialties are recognized by professional societies, and the major branches have numerous subdivisions. Some examples include structural, environmental, and transportation engineering, which are subdivisions of civil engineering; and ceramic, metallurgical, and polymer engineering, which are subdivisions of materials engineering. Engineers also may specialize in one industry, such as motor vehicles, or in one field of technology, such as turbines or semiconductor materials.
Educational Opportunities in Engineering
Associate of Science
The associate of science is for students who want to pursue bachelor’s degrees in engineering by completing the first two or more years at LCCC. Students completing the associate of science degree may transfer with junior (or higher) standing to the four-year university or college of their choice. The associate of science is intended for students who wish to complete the first two or more years of a bachelor’s program at LCCC in a program field such as engineering.
Other Opportunities in Engineering Technologies
Related Educational Opportunities through LCCC’s University Partnership
The University of Toledo
Bachelor of Computer Science and Engineering
A bachelor’s degree program in computer science and engineering is available from the University Partnership at LCCC. This program, offered by the University of Toledo, covers an interdisciplinary field, which deals with the design, construction, operation and maintenance of computing hardware and software.
Bachelor of Science - Computer Science and Engineering Technology
The program in Computer Science and Engineering Technology (CSET) includes hardware and software aspects of both computer design and computer applications. Computer design emphasizes the structure of computers and requires expertise in computational applications, digital design, microcomputer systems and computer architectures.
The University of Akron
Bachelor of Science in Automated Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Many manufacturing companies in Ohio and nationwide are providing career opportunities for highly trained professionals in the field of production supervision and management, quality assurance, production control, manufacturing, and plant engineering— all positions filled by graduates of The University of Akron’s bachelor of science in automated manufacturing engineering technology program.
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