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Engineering:a variety of specializations at graduate level

Engineering is primarily concerned with the application of the knowledge gained about the laws of nature and material on our planet for the design of better products, more efficient equipment or means to protect the environment.

Graduate Education:
Students pursuing a graduate program in engineering may earn a Master of Engineering (MEng), a one-year professional degree; a Master of Science (MS) in Engineering, with either a thesis or non-thesis option; or a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Engineering, typically a five-year program with thesis or dissertation. Graduate engineering students usually will choose among a variety of specializations within the field such as aeronautical, agricultural, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, industrial, mechanical, petroleum, or software.

According to U.S. Department of Labor, the most popular fields of engineering include electrical, electronic, mechanical and civil. In recent years, students have increasingly pursued degrees in architectural, biomedical and computer engineering.
  • Electrical Engineering is the branch of engineering science that studies the uses of electricity and the equipment for power generation and distribution and the control of machines and communication.
  • Mechanical Engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with the design, construction and operation of machinery. Mechanical engineers use principles such as heat, force, and the conservation of mass and energy to analyze static and dynamic physical systems.
  • Civil Engineering is the branch of engineering that incorporates the design, construction and maintenance of the physical and natural environment, such as bridges, roads and buildings.
  • Industrial Engineering is the branch of engineering that and evaluates processes to develop and implement more efficient and integrated systems to reduce costs, delays, and waste.
Occupations in Engineering:
With a degree in engineering, consider your professional opportunities in manufacturing industries and scientific and technical services. Many engineers also work in the construction, telecommunications, and wholesale trade industries.

In addition to researching regionally accredited colleges and universities which offer study in engineering, prospective students, particularly for graduate-level study, can also identify academic programs with professional accreditation. The professional accrediting organization for the field of engineering is the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology ( ).
Published date : 06 Apr 2012 04:21PM

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