What is the difference between Civil Engineering and the other forms of Engineering? Simple definitions would help a lot too!
Hola, @JadeMoonDragon (Awesome username, BTW)! Welcome to the community! Here are definitions I found and some helpful links. Overall, it appears that civil engineers focus more on design and aesthetic features of building things that will affect society (roads, homes, bridges, public facilities, ect.).
Civil Engineering: "Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including public works such as roads, bridges, canals, dams, airports, sewerage systems, pipelines, structural components of buildings, and railways."
Mechanical Engineering: "Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test. They deal with anything that moves, from components to machines to the human body."
Electrical Engineering: "Electrical engineering is an engineering discipline concerned with the study, design and application of equipment, devices and systems which use electricity, electronics, and electromagnetism."
Chemical Engineering: "Chemical engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with chemical production and the manufacture of products through chemical processes. This includes designing equipment, systems and processes for refining raw materials and for mixing, compounding and processing chemicals to make valuable products."
Hey @JadeMoonDragon! Excellent Question! I have been studying Engineering for a while now (I plan on becoming a Mechanical Engineer), and while each engineering field has some of the same basic concepts, they are undoubtedly different.
Mechanical Engineering is the field that is responsible for designing and manufacturing vehicles, products, and machines. You will need to have an excellent problem-solving ability, be extremely creative, and have analytical skills. Some examples of Mechanical Engineering are: Automotive, Biotechnology, Automation, Aerospace, Robotics, Mechanics, Design, Cybersecurity, and Control Systems. If you get a degree in Mechanical Engineering, the number of projects you could work on would be limitless.
Just as its name implies, you will work with physics, chemical equations, and microbiology. This field is a combination of engineering and science. Chemical Engineers devise many ways to convert chemicals and raw materials into forms that are useful for human beings. It can vary from paper, drugs, foods, fertilizers, lotion, energy, and medicine. Almost every product we use requires Chemical Engineering.
Electrical Engineering is based on electricity-powered technology. These Engineers work on cell phones, radars, wiring, lighting, electrical equipment, facilities, systems, and products. These Engineers are extremely important to the worlds' industry. Without these engineers, products like computers and televisions would not work properly. If you get a degree in Electrical Engineering, you can be working on Power Generators as well
Industrial Engineering is basically the combination of science, mathematics, and building skills. These engineers will help run businesses by determining how many workers will help on a project. These engineers work in healthcare, entertainment, manufacturing, finance. These engineers can work in almost ANY industry.
Ok! Thank You so much you two! This has helped a lot and I think others who are currently considering Engineering would find this helpful to!
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Not only does @Tallo Wordsmith go into detail about 7 kinds of engineering, I talk about aerospace engineering in the comments!