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1 What is Engineering? Dean Lydia Prendergast RU - School of Engineering

2 What is Engineering? Definition An Engineer works on the railroad. FALSE! This is a myth And a very OLD interpretation

3 What is Engineering? Definition (1) To Engineer: To plan, manage, and put through by skillful acts or contrivance; to maneuver.

4 What is Engineering? Definition (2) Engineering: The application of scientific and mathematical principles to practical ends such as the design, manufacture, and operation of efficient and economical structures, machines, processes, and systems.

5 What is Engineering? Types of Engineering at Rutgers Engineering: The application of scientific and mathematical principles to practical ends such as the design, manufacture, and operation of efficient and economical structures, machines, processes, and systems. Biomedical Bioenvironmental Chemical and Biochemical Civil and Environmental Electrical and Computer Industrial and Systems Materials Science Mechanical and Aerospace Find out more about majors and careers at http://careerservices.rutgers.edu/CareerHandouts.html

6 What is Engineering? Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineers work collaboratively with scientists, medical professionals, and other engineers to develop devices and processes that improve health. Artificial prosthetics Biomedical imaging Biocompatible tissues

7 What is Engineering? Bioenvironmental Engineering Bioenvironmental Engineers study biological and living systems to solve problems related to: Plants, Animals, Food, Wastes, Natural environment.

8 What is Engineering? Chemical & Biochemical Engineering Chemical and Biochemical Engineers gain expertise, design, and evaluate the development and manufacturing of products such as: Plastics Petrochemicals Energy fuels Food Pharmaceuticals

9 What is Engineering? C ivil Engineering Civil Engineers plan, design, and supervise the construction of large- scale facilities that keep the modern world running. Bridges Buildings Tunnels Dams Highways Space satellites Mass transit systems Wastewater treatment plants

10 What is Engineering? Electrical & Computer Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineers gain expertise in the areas of Communications, Digital Signal Processing, Automatic Control, Electronic Circuits, Solid State Electronics, Digital Systems, Computer Vision, Virtual Reality and VLSI design. Electrical/Computer engineers can work in this fields: Hardware and Software Computing Consumer Electronics Wireless Communications Information Technology

11 What is Engineering? Industrial and Systems Engineering Industrial and Systems Engineers make systems of people, materials, equipment, and energy work efficiently, safely and economically. Seaport operations Design facility layouts Predict the lifetime of electronic components Analyze systems

12 What is Engineering? Materials Science and Engineering Materials Science Engineers study the interplay of different materials' structure, performance, properties, and synthesis, with the goal of designing and producing new materials and new applications of existing materials. Fiber optic cable Nanomaterials Glass Marble Diamonds Ceramic tiles

13 What is Engineering? Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers rely upon knowledge of matter, energy conversions, motion, and forces to design mechanisms, machines, and structures. Internal combustion engines Electronic equipment Robots Solar energy systems Rocket engines Steam and gas turbines

14 What is Engineering? Why choose Engineering? An engineering student learns to be an analytical thinker, a good problem solver, and a well-rounded individual. Stable career choice. $$ Highest paid of the 4 yr degrees. $$ Good first degree for careers in medicine, research, law, and business.

15 What is Engineering? Salaries (1) Job TitleSalary Teacher Aide$19,805 Data Entry Clerk$27,277 Machine Operator$29,645 Customer Service Rep$32,143 General Maintenance$33,748 Auto Mechanic$33,851 Coach$37,337 Carpenter$40,042 HVAC Mechanic$40,829 Electrician$42,361 Accountant$44,139 Teacher$51,800 Information from www.salary.com Job TitleSalary Civil Engineer$54,864 Mechanical Engineer$59,008 Industrial Engineer$59,567 Electrical Engineer$61,572 Find out more about majors and careers at RU at http://careerservices.rutgers.edu/CareerHandouts.html

16 What is Engineering? Salaries (2) Non-Engineering vs. Engineering Chemist - Requires a bachelor's degree and 0-2 years of experience in the field. 47k Chemical Engineer- Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering and 0-2 years of experience in the field. 60k General Laborer - Requires a high school diploma and 0-2 years of experience in the field. 28k Civil Engineer - Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering and 0-2 years of experience in the field. 55k Electric Technician - Requires a high school diploma and 0-3 years of experience in the field. 40k Electrical Engineer - Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering and 0-2 years of experience in the field. 62k Mechanic Technician - Requires a high school diploma and 0-2 years of experience in the field. 36k Mechanical Engineer - Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering and 0-3 years of experience in the field. 59k

17 What is Engineering? Salaries (3)

18 What is Engineering? Why choose Rutgers Engineering? Rutgers known as the Public-Ivy. Stable career choice. Highest paid of the 4 yr degrees. Good first degree for careers in medicine, research, law, and business. Great education for the money. Pursue other career options simultaneously. Live on campus or commute (for NJ residents). Continue the legacy of extraordinary engineers – opening more doors for future generations.

19 What is Engineering? 2007 Admit Data # Applicants: 5799 # Seats available: 580 Average SAT Math: 670 Critical Reading: 590 Average HS Rank: 85%ile

20 What is Engineering? Questions and Comments Dean Lydia Prendergast lprend@rci.rutgers.edu Thank you for your time. Good Luck!


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