Engineers do research, design, manufacture, and manage.
What Do Engineers Do?
They apply fundamental principles of math, science, and physics to develop new theories and technologies. These new theories and technologies are then applied to the design of products with uses that range from protecting the Earth’s environment to flying in space. Computers, cell phones, airplanes, automobiles, food processing equipment, just about everything we now depend on in our daily lives, have been designed from basic engineering research.
Once a product has been designed, engineers develop manufacturing facilities to produce the products at an affordable price, in the quality and quantity dictated by the marketplace. These manufacturing facilities must protect the environment and the safety of our workers.
Because of their technical training and problem solving skills, many engineers elect to go into management and are running some of the largest companies in the world.