Why you should choose Engineering

Engineering is the field that solves the most impactful of our problems in the world, like creating clean energy or detecting cancer. As engineers, we are constantly changing the world with inventions and solutions that affect everyone's lives. We get to dream up all the coolest gadgets, then we get to go into the lab and actually make them. I am still learning every day about what makes the world tick, like how television screens make an image or how airbags know when to inflate. We use the materials that surround us in the world to communicate long distances or visualize an atom, which sounds a lot like magic. Engineers are like the wizards of our society; everyone wants them to fix their problems, and no one's quite sure how they came up with the solution.

Entering an engineering program opens the door to multiple branches of engineering. Many schools require the student to complete a general first-year curriculum (math, science, English, and computer skills) before moving forward in an engineering specialty. This allows the student to explore and firm up his or her engineering interest. A typical college may have the following engineering majors: aeronautics and astronautics, agricultural, biological and food processing, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, construction, electrical, environmental and ecological, materials, mechanical, and nuclear. All engineering majors lead to careers in subdisciplines. The IEEE lists 38 technical societies related to electrical engineering alone.

If you are curious about how things work and have a keen mind for applying what you learn to solve real world problems, engineering is the perfect venue for your talents. Be prepared to dedicate years of learning and practice to master a field of engineering; don’t expect to build an A380 Airbus or the next Burj Khalifa (currently the tallest building in the world) within a year of completing your degree, but trust that eventually you could work on a fulfilling and exciting project later in your career, everything takes time and learning with patience.

Thinking process of one’s mind, who chose to be an engineer would have to change with time learnings and exchange childish thoughts with professional thinking, you learn how to think like an engineer. You acquire logical thinking and critical analysis skills. Decision-making skills are improved. You become more objective and less emotional when it comes to working. All of these skills are greatly needed in the professional world, in any field. So, engineers tend to do better no matter which sector they choose, and they also tend to make good managers.

As an engineer, you can go to the moon, invent a life-saving medical device, create animations in Hollywood, build your own computer, design software that helps people work, lead a team of people designing a new product, start your own company and much, much more!



Aerospace Engineering:

Aerospace Engineering stresses analysis required for flight vehicles, such as aerodynamics, and the design of lightweight structures.

Biological Engineering:

Biological engineering is the application of engineering principles to agricultural and biological systems. The major offers challenging and rewarding careers for students who wish to apply engineering to living, biological systems.

Architectural Engineering:

Architectural Engineering focuses on the engineering of the design and construction of buildings and building systems. This is a five-year program leading to an ABET-accredited, professional bachelor of architectural engineering degree.


Bioengineering is the application of engineering techniques and methods to the solution of problems in medicine and biology. Graduates of the major assume positions in the healthcare industry or pursue further studies in graduate school or medical school.

Chemical Engineering:

Chemical Engineering emphasizes the practical application of chemistry in the industry in order to develop new ways to manufacture medicine or plastics, to develop control systems for chemical production, to design chemical and petroleum plants, and to discover new commercial products.

Civil Engineering:

Civil engineers plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain the physical works and facilities essential to modern life: highways, streets, bridges, dams, and water distribution and waste collection and treatment systems. They work with architectural engineers in the design and construction of these structures.

Computer Engineering:

Computer Engineering deals with the practical aspects of the design and use of computer systems for information processing. In this major, students can learn about hardware design and software systems, as well as theory and applications of computers.

Computer Science:

The Computer Science major deals mostly with the concepts and theories behind computer applications and processes. Programming language and data structures are the focus of the major.

Electrical Engineering:

Electrical engineers are responsible for integrating electricity, electronic devices, and computer systems into all facets of our daily lives. The electrical engineering major is very broad, so it allows students to focus on one or more areas of specialization and to tailor their course work towards their strengths and interests.

Engineering Science:

The engineering science major combines an understanding of basic engineering practices with in-depth knowledge of engineering science fundamentals. This is the honors program for the College of Engineering.

Industrial Engineering:

Industrial engineers are involved with the design and operation of new products and the manufacturing systems that make those products. As the first Industrial Engineering program in the world, the Penn State IE Program has great tradition and opportunities.

Mechanical Engineering:

The common thread throughout mechanical engineering is the conversion of energy from one form to another and the design of efficient machines to perform these conversions. Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest branches of engineering, so a degree can be a stepping-stone into a variety of different fields.

Nuclear Engineering:

Nuclear engineers develop clean and safe energy systems; design and build nuclear power plants; and engineer medical imaging devices and medical diagnostic techniques and equipment. They work to expand the uses of nuclear power.