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What is engineering?

Engineering is a people-serving profession.

Engineers combine scientific understanding with the skill and art of problem-solving to design, innovate and build things that improve lives.

The practice of engineering requires a thorough understanding of scientific and mathematical principles, practical experience, disciplined judgment, and common sense to create new things or improve past innovations. Do you enjoy problem solving? Do you enjoy science and mathematics? Are you curious about how or why things work; or why they don't? Are you intrigued by the challenge of applying your knowledge to solve real-life problems? Are you interested in starting salaries that are among the highest, or job opportunities that are among the most plentiful? Do you want to help our nation maintain its technical leadership around the world?

If so, a career in engineering may be just right for you.