If you love design, buildings, engines, machines, structures and finding out how things work, then engineering subjects are for you. There are lots of careers to consider within the four main branches of engineering:


Chemical engineering 

Mineral extraction, petroleum engineer, process and manufacturing design and pharmaceutical production. 


Civil engineering

Building and building design, transport systems, utility supplies, airports and railways and structural testing. 

Electrical engineering 

Electricity generation and distribution, installation, control systems, communication networks, computer systems integration and control. 


Mechanical engineering

Mining, oil and gas engineers, robotic devices, automation, process plant equipment design and manufacture, materials handling systems, fluid and thermal energy systems, aviation and aerospace. 

Engineering study requires a sound knowledge of Mathematics and Physics - and sometimes Chemistry and Biology - depending on the branch of engineering students choose to specialise in.​​

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Last reviewed 12 April 2016
Last updated 15 September 2016