Engineering encompasses many areas and applications including electrical power, electronic control, mechanical, manufacturing processes and industrial plant operation. It is about designing and developing systems and products that affect our lives on a daily basis, from leisure activities to medical treatment, mobile communications to modern transport systems.
Engineering offers a vast number of career opportunities, with technicians and graduates in demand in almost every sector of the economy. The environment in which engineering professionals work has never been more dynamic. New materials, technologies and processes are being constantly developed. Increasing globalisation, new markets, and changing employment patterns also mean that an engineering career is now a truly international one.