What is Engineering?

The conceptual definition of engineering is the application of creativity and teamwork using math and science principles as tools to solve problems. A more effective way to explain engineering is by saying it is the ability to create something that will benefit society. Engineers shape the world we live in. "Engineers have a hand in designing, creating, and modifying nearly everything we touch, wear, eat, see, and hear in our daily lives" (American Society of Engineering Education).

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Why Do We Need More Engineers?

  • Aging engineering workforce
  • Fewer students choosing engineering in the past two decades
  • Global competition, global opportunities
  • Integration of technology in all of society
  • Diversity leads into innovation

Why Engineering?

Benefits of Engineering

Engineering has and always will be a career that benefits not only society, but also oneself. Engineering combines the interests and hobbies of an individual, with the passion of learning to create a product that benefits the world. The realms of Engineering are flexible. Purdue Engineers have the skills to experience a diversity of careers such as management, law, medicine, finance, research and development, quality control, and much more. The average starting salary of a recent engineering graduate is $61,500, with an opportunity for an expansion of salary, problem identifying and solving, design and innovation, perspective, and dynamic communication.

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The engineer of the future will be one to make a strong impact in the world. The field of engineering allows such dreams to become a reality. Engineering is a career choice that encourages a life-long journey of learning by means of teamwork, design, product development, and growth of character to make global change. 

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