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Engineering career fields: Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical

Engineering career fields: Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical

 May 07, 2020

What does it mean to be a woman in engineering? And what are the different types of engineering women can go into as they pursue a career in this exciting and innovative industry?

Exploring engineering fields

Let's take a look at four main branches  of engineering: Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Chemical.

For example, civil engineering can include structural and construction engineering, city planning, transportation, and sanitation.

Mechanical engineering, covers everything from the steam engine to aircraft and the future of robotics and bio-mechanics. 

Electrical engineering includes the history of telecommunications, electric power and lighting, computers and and covering topics like magnetism, electrical conduction, telegraphy, lighting and computers.

Chemical engineering covers aspects like biotechnology and pharmaceuticals and many further exciting avenues.

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Finally, explore some of the history and fundamentals of industrial engineering, biomedical engineering, and bioengineering.

Unlock endless opportunities with a career in engineering

Engineering opens up countless opportunities for women to explore different fields, learn new skills and to gain various experiences that lead to both personal and professional enrichment.

If you've been inspired by these videos, maybe it's time to start a career in engineering .

What field will you choose via an exciting job?


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