Engineering is a field with diverse disciplines. Choosing an engineering discipline can be tough but it depends on your level of interest and passion. If you’re unsure, this article can provide you with some guidance.
According to an Engineering Blog, the world of engineering was initially categorised based on four major branches, namely, Mechanical, Chemical, Civil and Electrical and Electronic but now there are six including Management and Geotechnical. However, it is also said that there are hundreds of subcategories under each branch, which means there are hundreds of job scopes under the big umbrella of engineering. So, as far as career pathways are concerned, there is a range of choices awaiting engineering graduates.
Let’s take a quick look at what some of these major engineering branches consist of.
Mechanical engineering can be considered as the core of engineering. Every physical product invention and innovations have the touch of mechanical engineering. Mechanical engineers can design and build something as small as microchips to something as large and complex as a satellite. In other words, anything motorised or power-driven must be engineered by a mechanical engineer. Mechanical engineers are usually analytical and solutions-focused.
Civil engineers have created the environment that we live in today. Anything that is built by a man from buildings to roads and bridges requires the expertise of a civil engineer. They conceive, design and implement all forms of construction that we see around us today. They think big and strategically and are always looking into ways to optimise resources as they build. Civil engineers are very imaginative and creative. They are also calculated risk-takers and great organisers.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electrical and electronics (E&E) engineering as the name suggests, is linked to the application of electricity or energy in any invention. An electrical engineer makes the electrical components for any electronic equipment, systems and devices whereas an electronics engineer designs, develops and tests all components, equipment, systems and devices that use energy to operate. Most employers in the electronics, telecommunication, automotive, manufacturing, transport, utilities and construction fields are always on the lookout for graduates with an E&E engineering degree. Those interested in this engineering discipline must be detail-oriented and meticulous.
Chemical engineers transform raw materials into safe products that can be used or consumed. They develop and design processes to create products such as food, beverage, clothes, and other products that we use in our daily lives. They look into optimising resources, environmental safety and health and consumption viability. The work environment of chemical engineers generally involve laboratories and advanced industrial equipment. Chemical engineers are excellent team players and decision-makers.
Did you know that SEGi offers a double degree pathway for those pursuing their bachelor’s degree in mechanical, civil, chemical, and E&E engineering? These double degrees are offered in collaboration with the University of Central Lancashire, UK (UCLAN). In addition, SEGi’s Engineering and The Built Environment Faculty also offers degrees in Quantity Surveying, Architecture and Interior Architecture. There are also postgraduate programmes such as MSc and PhD in Engineering.
At SEGi, our engineering curriculum is kept relevant to meet the needs of today’s industries. We also work closely with industry and academia partners to ensure graduates’ employability and marketability are enhanced.
Apart from developing advanced knowledge and skills in the above engineering branches, you will also be able to secure a sustainable career in various emerging fields including robotics and automation as well as renewable energy.
Visit https://www.segi.edu.my/study-with-us/engineering-built-environment-information-technology today for more details and find the right engineering programme for you.