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An engineer is a professional expert of engineering, they have to have a lot of scientific knowledge and need to know their mathematics, and ingenuity to develop solutions for technical problems. Engineers design materials, structures, and systems while considering the limits forced by practicality, regulation, safety, and cost. Engineers also integrate bits of their knowledge to create something new, they also create designs, produce and process things. Engineering is really cool as you build, make or fix things that make life easier for people
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Electrical engineers are found in a variety of companies including the computer, communications, and automotive industries. Electrical engineers are involved in projects from the concept and detail of the design through to implementation, testing and handover. They may also be involved in maintenance programmes.
Petroleum engineers study the earth to find oil and gas reservoirs. They design oil wells, storage tanks, and transportation systems. They supervise the construction and operation of oil and gas fields. Petroleum engineers are researching new technologies to allow more oil and gas to be extracted from each well. They help supply the world's need for energy and chemical raw materials.
Career progression opportunities
Once you are an Engineer you could go on to be many things in the fields of Engineering or even move on to a completely different job with right qualifications. The main career opportunities for someone with a degree on Engineering could be Aerospace engineer, Aerodynamic engineer, civil engineer and even biomedical engineer. For example once you get your degree on engineering you can then go on to be a petroleum engineer.
Even though engineers work in a wide range of fields, such as chemical, civil and software, there are basic traits and skills common to them all. Engineers take concepts and ideas and apply them to make products that meet social and consumer needs. A successful engineer has the technical, analytical, communication and management skills needed to design and create these products.
The personal qualities of an engineer would be someone who is very creative, practical, patient, and very accurate as detail is key, to work under pressure for example meet deadlines, good knowledge on maths and physics, very organised and good at...