Engineering impacts many aspects of our lives, whether we realise it or not. From the houses we live in, to the transportation we commute in, and even the electronic gadgets we use – engineers are involved in planning, building and designing these things and more.
What is an Engineering degree about?
To put it simply, Engineering uses science, technology and mathematics to solve problems. This field of study extends into property development, architecture, transportation, environment, healthcare, and more. There are hundreds of different subcategories of engineering that help improve the way we live and the world around us, some of which are mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, and more.1
Why study Engineering in the US?
The United States boasts of universities listed in the Top 20 of the world’s best universities in Engineering, according to the QS World University Rankings (2020). On the #1 spot is the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(MIT), while Stanford University
comes in the #2 spot. Other US universities in the Top 20 include the University of California, Berkeley
, Harvard University
, Georgia Institute of Technology
, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
, Carnegie Mellon University
, and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
. These schools are known as global powerhouses for engineering.
For more information on how to apply to these US universities or other university options, contact a MABECS Global consultant today who will provide free guidance about the process.
What are some career options after completing a degree in Engineering?
To answer this question accurately, this depends largely on the specialisation of engineering that you choose to major in. The list below is non-exhaustive, but are some of the more prominent engineering occupations available:
- Big Data Engineer
- Software Engineer
- Civil Engineer
- Mechanical Engineer
- Industrial Engineer
- Petroleum Engineer
- Computer Hardware Engineer
- Aerospace Engineer
- Nuclear Engineer
- Systems Engineer
- Chemical Engineer
- Electrical Engineer
- Biomedical Engineer
- Environmental Engineer …and many more!