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1 What is engineering?

2 Which involve engineering? Providing water Health & medicine Gadgets galore Fashion & beauty Creating cars Solving problems Food Built environment Sports

3 Engineering is everywhere… Almost everything you eat, wear, use and like to do involves engineering. From everyday things like your mobile, computer and clothes to medicine, space, national security and renewable energy … to tackling climate change, providing clean drinking water or ensuring sustainable food supplies.

4 Engineering is not science… Engineers generally don't "do" science. Science is about discovering the natural. Engineering is creating the artificial. Scientists discover the world that exists; engineers create the world that never was. – Theodore Von Karman, Aerospace Engineer ( )

5 Chemical Engineering Everything around us is made of chemicals. Chemical changes can be used to produce all kinds of useful products. …discover and manufacture better plastics, paints, fuels, fibers, medicines, and all other kinds of chemicals. …help protect the environment, inventing cleaner technologies, study the fate of chemicals in the environment.

6 Mechanical Engineering …might develop a bike lock or an aircraft carrier, a childs toy or a hybrid car engine, a wheelchair or a sailboatin other words, just about anything you can think of that involves a mechanical process …often referred to as the general practitioners of the engineering profession, since they work in nearly every area of technology, from aerospace and automotive to computers and biotechnology.

7 Civil Engineering …build a school that could withstand an earthquake, a road system that puts an end to traffic jams, or a sports stadium that offers everyone a great view? Your job would be to oversee the construction of the buildings and infrastructure that make up our world: highways, skyscrapers, railways, bridges architects put designs on paper, but civil engineers actually get things built.

8 You might develop cutting-edge music software, come up with a better system to IM your friends, or invent a new hand- held device. …vitally important in almost every area you can think of. In a hospital computers track patient records, control X-ray and MRI machines, and offer surgeons visual maps of the operations. Could develop software for managing an air traffic control tower or produce animation for the movies Computer Engineering

9 School subjects lead to real world engineering Maths Physics Design and Technology ICT Biology Chemistry

10 Design, develop, produce… Engineerings about… Finding out what people need, developing an idea and seeing how it can be made at a good price Developing the product on time and running tests to make sure its safe and reliable Producing something that makes our lives better… whether thats a new games console, high-tech sports equipment or quicker, greener and safer travel

11 Professional Qualifications… Once in work, consider becoming professionally registered and earn the right to use letters after your name – NSBE.org Registration requires a combination of qualifications and work experience Some degree courses are accredited and will give you a head start

12 Why I recommend engineering… Being part of a creative process Designing solutions to meet customers needs Testing and improving technology Range of roles and responsibilities Working in a multidisciplinary team Doing something different every day Good salaries are achievable

13 How to get involved… Things you can do: Join a STEM/or Engineering Club STEM Clubs STEM Clubs Take up an engineering challenge National Science + Engineering Competition National Science + Engineering Competition Ask your school to organise a visit from an engineer STEM Ambassadors STEM Ambassadors Visit an exhibition or museum FIND YOUR ROUTE INTO ENGINEERING

14 Now - ask me more… FIND YOUR ROUTE INTO ENGINEERING


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