Engineering is the application of scientific, social and practical knowledge to solve current and future problems.
How Can I Explore Careers in Engineering?
Your specific engineering major doesn’t necessarily determine your job title in your industry of choice. Engineering is an interdisciplinary field, and it’s worth exploring your specific interests and talents!
- What Can I Do With This Major?: scroll down to “Link Academics to Careers” and click on “What Can I Do With This Major?” link
- Career Cornerstone: comprehensive site for STEM career exploration
- O*NET: descriptions and data on hundreds of occupations
- Vault Career Guides: the link to create a free Vault account is located within Handshake in the resources section
- Hajim School Majors, Minors and Degrees: explore academic options in engineering at UR
Sample Job Areas:
- Application and field engineering: Design, development, and implementation of technical programs and training for customers
- Audio engineering: Technical aspects of sound during recording, mixing, and reproduction
- Broadcast engineering: Use and maintenance of hardware systems used across television, radio, and new media
- Clinical engineering: Design, maintenance, and repair of diagnostic equipment and medical devices in collaboration with medical professionals and scientists
- Design: Use of technical tools such as computer-aided design to create or improve products and systems
- Manufacturing engineering: Design and implementation of methods to turn raw materials into products efficiently
- Modeling and simulation: Use of simulation technologies to test performance, durability, safety, and functionality of engineering solutions
- Process engineering: Development and/or modification of industrial processes, manufacturing plants, and equipment
- Product engineering: Collaboration with research and development, marketing, and sales teams to introduce competitive products into the market
- Project engineering: Planning of schedules and resources to complete complex engineering projects
- Quality engineering: Measurement, testing, and assurance of product quality
- Research and development: Innovation of new technologies, processes, and methods; development of experiments and prototypes
- Systems engineering: Design and management of complex systems over their life cycles.
- Validation and test engineering: Testing, measurement, and calibration of systems used to develop or manufacture products
Where Do I Find Engineering Opportunities?
Audio and Music (Sound Production, Acoustics)
Defense (Aerospace, Security, Military Equipment and Weaponry)
Electronics (Computer Hardware, Semiconductors)
Energy and Environment (Oil and Gas, Sustainability/Renewable Energy)
Manufacturing (Automotive, Aerospace, Chemicals, Consumer Products)
National Laboratories and Academic Research
- National and Federal Laboratories and Research Centers list
- Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)
- UR's Office of Undergraduate Research
Photonics (Fiber Optics, Imaging, Lasers)
Robotics (Automation, Mechatronics)