What is Engineering?

Civil Engineering Students in the labFundamentally, engineers are problem solvers.  The first hand work of engineers can be experienced in all parts of a our daily lives including making a telephone call, riding a mountain bike, flying in a plane, walking across a bridge and even wearing perfume or aftershave!

Engineers solve scientific and practical problems which affect all aspects of our lives underpinning economic activity and quality of life.

As an engineer you may be involved in design, production, research or running businesses. You may work for a small or large business or even a multi-national company anywhere in the world. Engineering gives you great opportunities for travel and working abroad.