So you like math, technology, and solving problems. You are interested in becoming an engineer.

But what exactly is engineering?

Engineering embraces the wide range of cultural and technical subjects related to the planning, design and manufacture, or construction of objects necessary for civilization.

An engineer is an innovator, a builder, and a problem solver.

Engineers turn scientific knowledge into useful goods and services and are responsible to society for their engineering design decisions. They are concerned about people and ways to provide society with improved living standards.

As an engineer, you will apply principles from advanced mathematics and science to test and solve problems quantitatively. You may participate in the design and development of projects ranging from bridges to robotics. You may perform technical tasks involving measurement and preparation of maps; inspection of buildings and equipment for structural, mechanical or electrical problems; or create detailed drawings and work plans.