Albert Einstein had very rightly said “Scientists investigate that which already is, Engineers create that which has never been”. So the question that comes in our mind is what do engineers do?
The word Engineering implies the use of scientific and mathematical principles to practical ends such as the design, manufacture and operation of efficient and economical structures machines processes and systems. It sounds a bit technical, but yes this is what they really do. So an engineer is behind the creation of a needle to a supercomputer. If we look around ourselves, we will notice that Einstein was very right. We are in awe when we look at their creativity.
It will be easier for us to understand and analyze the engineers by looking at the various types of engineers categorized according to their fields and the work they do.
What do Civil Engineers do?
The very basic idea here is the construction of airports, dams, buildings etc. They make our lives ‘civil’ by the civil construction in which they are involved.
What do Computer Engineers do?
They are behind the ‘hardware’ and the ‘software’ around us. They put in their ‘computing’ skills like problem solving, reasoning and programming and of course the core knowledge of computers into use.
What do Chemical engineers do?
They are involved in converting the ‘chemicals’ into more useful and valuable form which effects human life. They work in various industries of textiles, cosmetics, food preservatives etc
What do Electrical Engineers do?
They apply the theory which is an amalgam of electronics, principles of electricity and electromagnetism. They work in sectors like telecommunications, power, electronics etc.
What do Electronic Engineers do?
There world deals with electron tubes, diodes, transistors, integrated circuits and printed circuit boards (PCBs). They design microprocessors, computer hardware, mother boards and other related equipments.
What do Mechanical Engineers do?
There work is very ‘mechanical’ in nature. They deal with the design, production and operation of machine and tools. They work in automobile and aerospace industry, and guide the factories and big machines.
So this is what the Engineers do in their specific fields. The need of the hour for them is that they have to be proactive, analytical and innovative. They need to think smart as they are the ‘mind’ behind the gadgets we use. They are the people who solve our problems in this mundane world with the use of their efficiency and effectiveness. Their basic work fulfills our social and commercial needs.
These needs have lead to their demand which has reached the zenith. The world of engineering has its positive side effects as it is a very exciting profession. They do have serious work to do but they fun too.
They are the pride of a nation as their application of physics, chemistry and mathematics adds to its glory. With their hard work, knowledge and positive attitude the engineers can succeed in their career and as well as their life. As it is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task, which more than anything else affects its successful outcome.