Video: What is engineering?

Engineering is awesome! But you probably want to know a little more about it before you dive into a specific degree or career path. Check out our engineering video to get an overview on the super popular ‘E’ in STEM.

Then read up on engineering areas to explore and engineers doing incredible things in a wide range of fields below!

Engineering pathways

There are so many different areas of engineering to explore. You could get into…

  • Aerospace engineering and aeronautical engineering
  • Agricultural engineering
  • Applied engineering
  • Biomechanical engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Building services engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Coastal and ocean engineering
  • Computer engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electronics and telecommunications engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Food engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Hydraulics engineering
  • Industrial engineering
  • Marine engineering
  • Materials engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Minerals engineering
  • Mining engineering
  • Petroleum and petrochemical engineering
  • Pharmaceutical engineering
  • Process control engineering
  • Production engineering
  • Resource engineering
  • Risk engineering
  • Robotics engineering
  • Software engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Sustainable engineering
  • Systems engineering
  • Transport engineering

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Don’t take our word for it…

Josephine Liantono
Josephine Liantono is a Junior Mining Engineer at BHP Nickel West, and is at the same time completing a Mining Engineering degree at UWA.

We’ve profiled stacks of engineers who are all kicking goals in exciting fields. They’ve also shared insider deets on the industry, smashed stereotypes and offered tips and tricks to help you succeed.

Iftekhar Ahmad – Communications Engineer
Associate Professor Iftekhar Ahmad communications engineer researching how to connect is a the cities of the future – without costing the Earth.

Breanna Clayton – Structural Engineer
Breanna wasn’t sure what she wanted to do after high school – until a family trip to the United States when she was 17 sparked her interest in buildings and structures.

Braden Hellmuth – Automation and Technology Engineer
Braden has invested in his education for over a decade, building his skills and qualifications and growing a successful career in agriculture.

Josephine Liantono – Junior Mining Engineer
Inspired by jewellery making, Josephine pursued a career in mining – and she’s having a blast.

Find inspiring stories from ALL the engineers (environmental, robotics, software, civil and more) at the Careers with Engineering profile hub.

Check out Careers with STEM: Engineering 2021

And here’s some weekend reading for you! In Careers with STEM: Engineering 2021, discover the fastest-growing engineering jobs, meet real-life engineers and engineering teams, and discover how to build an engineering career in fields as diverse as agriculture, health, robotics and advanced manufacturing.


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Louise Meers

Author: Louise Meers

Louise is the production editor for Careers with STEM. She has a journalism degree from the University of Technology, Sydney and has spent over a decade writing for youth. She is passionate about inspiring young people to achieve their biggest goals and build a better future.


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