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1 Dean Lydia Prendergast RU - School of Engineering What is Engineering?Dean Lydia PrendergastRU - School of Engineering
2 What is Engineering? Definition An Engineer works on the railroad.FALSE!This is a mythAnd 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.BiomedicalBioenvironmentalChemical and BiochemicalCivil and EnvironmentalElectrical and ComputerIndustrial and SystemsMaterials ScienceMechanical and AerospaceFind out more about majors and careers at
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 prostheticsBiomedical imagingBiocompatible 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:PlasticsPetrochemicalsEnergy fuelsFoodPharmaceuticals
9 What is Engineering? Civil Engineering Civil Engineers plan, design, and supervise the construction of large-scale facilities that keep the modern world running.BridgesBuildingsTunnelsDamsHighwaysSpace satellitesMass transit systemsWastewater 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 SoftwareComputingConsumer ElectronicsWireless CommunicationsInformation 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 operationsDesign facility layoutsPredict the lifetime of electronic componentsAnalyze 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 cableNanomaterialsGlassMarbleDiamondsCeramic 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 enginesElectronic equipmentRobotsSolar energy systemsRocket enginesSteam 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.Good first degree for careers in medicine, research, law, and business.$$ Highest paid of the 4 yr degrees. $$
15 What is Engineering? Salaries (1) Job TitleSalaryTeacher Aide$19,805Data Entry Clerk$27,277Machine Operator$29,645Customer Service Rep$32,143General Maintenance$33,748Auto Mechanic$33,851Coach$37,337Carpenter$40,042HVAC Mechanic$40,829Electrician$42,361Accountant$44,139Teacher$51,800Job TitleSalaryCivil Engineer$54,864Mechanical Engineer$59,008Industrial Engineer$59,567Electrical Engineer$61,572Information fromFind out more about majors and careers at RU at
16 What is Engineering? Salaries (2) Non-Engineering vs. EngineeringChemist - Requires a bachelor's degree and 0-2 years of experience in the field. 47kChemical Engineer- Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering and 0-2 years of experience in the field. 60kGeneral Laborer - Requires a high school diploma and 0-2 years of experience in the field. 28kCivil Engineer - Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering and 0-2 years of experience in the field. 55kElectric Technician - Requires a high school diploma and 0-3 years of experience in the field. 40kElectrical Engineer - Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering and 0-2 years of experience in the field. 62kMechanic Technician - Requires a high school diploma and 0-2 years of experience in the field. 36kMechanical Engineer - Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering and 0-3 years of experience in the field. 59k
18 What is Engineering? Why choose Rutgers Engineering? Rutgers known as the ‘Public-Ivy’.Great education for the money.Pursue other career options simultaneously.Good first degree for careers in medicine, research, law, and business.Live on campus or commute (for NJ residents).Stable career choice.Highest paid of the 4 yr degrees.Continue the legacy of extraordinary engineers – opening more doors for future generations.
19 # Applicants: 5799 # Seats available: 580 Average SAT What is Engineering? Admit Data# Applicants: 5799# Seats available: 580Average SATMath: 670Critical Reading: 590Average HS Rank: 85%ile
20 What is Engineering? Questions and Comments Dean Lydia PrendergastThank you for your time.Good Luck!
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