Engineering encapsulates a world of creation - often broken down into a variety of subfields that influence the way we interact with the world today. Although there are many more specific types of engineering, the most common are civil, chemical, electrical, mechanical, industrial, and software.
Engineering degrees are often categorized by name, for example, an engineer looking to create computer software would be called a "Software Engineer," with unique coursework made specifically for that subfield. The type of engineering degree you choose to pursue will lock you into the jobs within that particular field as many skills are unique to each subfield.
Courses you may encounter vary depending on the subfield you choose, but common classes across fields include:
- Introduction to Engineering