Engineering involves fields from electronics – about building phones, televisions, and stereo systems – to mechanical engineering – about building cars, planes and trains – to civil engineering – about building bridges, homes, and skyscrapers. If building things is something you’re passionate about, and you like the idea of learning the science behind creating things and applying that science, this could be a great fit.
This video from the University of Newcastle explains what engineering is, and what it’s like to study it:
Try Engineering has a great summary of how you can know if engineering is right for you:
So take some time and think about the following questions. In terms of “Things you like to do” ask yourself these questions:
- Do you like to solve problems?
- Do you like math and science?
- Do you like to think of new ways to do things?
- Do you like puzzles and other mind challenging games?
- Do you like working with computers?
- Do you enjoy a challenge?
In terms of “Your perspective on the world” ask yourself these questions:
- Do you want to make a difference in the world?
- Do you have an interest in the challenges facing our world?
- Do you want to help people and improve their lives?
- Do you wonder how things work?