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June 30, 2016updated 22 Sep 2016 12:31pm

What is engineering?

All you need to know about engineering.

By Joao Lima

Engineering is all about using scientific knowledge to solve problems.

Engineers use this knowledge in real world scenarios based on mathematics, empirical and scientific evidence, economic, social, and practical knowledge.

These are used to come up with new machines, tools, systems etc, that will help make life easier.

Engineering has over history been part of human developments, from building fortresses to dams, search engines, and factory floor machines.

Click next to read more on specific types of engineering fields.

Throughout history, as more infrastructures were being invented, new engineering fields emerged.

Today, the major engineering branches include electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering and chemical engineering.

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In addition, naval engineering and mining engineering are also important branches, however, not as they were in the past.

Other recognised engineering branches include: manufacturing, acoustical engineering, corrosion, Instrumentation, aerospace, automotive, computer, electronic, petroleum, software, architectural, industrial, materials, and nuclear.

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