#engineer Definition and 3 Discussions

Engineers, as practitioners of engineering, are professionals who invent, design, analyze, build and test machines, complex systems, structures, gadgets and materials to fulfill functional objectives and requirements while considering the limitations imposed by practicality, regulation, safety and cost. The word engineer (Latin ingeniator) is derived from the Latin words ingeniare ("to create, generate, contrive, devise") and ingenium ("cleverness"). The foundational qualifications of an engineer typically include a four-year bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline, or in some jurisdictions, a master's degree in an engineering discipline plus four to six years of peer-reviewed professional practice (culminating in a project report or thesis) and passage of engineering board examinations.
The work of engineers forms the link between scientific discoveries and their subsequent applications to human and business needs and quality of life.

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  1. Derp215

    Admissions Reapplying to Engineering: Physics II, Calc II Or ODE?

    Hello, I just came across this forum and thought of asking for advice! I am reapplying to Engineering and I am taking summer school (Full term) and need to take 2 more classes to boost my avg. Right now, I am enrolled in Physics II, Calculus III, and ODE and I have to choose two out of the...
  2. K

    Want to go back to school for engineering at age 32

    Hello everybody, I'm new here and this is my first thread. Just wanted some feedback on my situation. I want to go back to school because I feel I have peaked out and I'm not pushing myself to see my full potential. I have always loved math and science. I want to go back for engineering and I...
  3. L

    Engineering Physics and engineering in real life

    im 19 thinking to study either physics or electrical engineering, but what do physics people and engineers do in real life outside of school when they wake up in the morning and go to work? putting aside the supercool stuff you see on tv, what is reality like? and what are the advantages of each...