Engineering is a broad term that covers a wide range of applications and industries. Combining mathematics, science and technology, engineers produce creative solutions to real world problems. As a result there are many different types of engineering degrees available.
Basic Skills Required:
- Strong analytical skill (Able to work and reason things out)
- Good numerical skill (Able to work with numbers/figures)
- Fast learner
- Good innovation skill
- Eyes for details
WAEC (O’level) Subject Requirement:
- English Language
- Any other two subjects
- Use of English
UTME/JAMB Minimum Score Required: 260
The under listed are some of the Engineering fields available with an introduction:
Civil Engineering involves the development of infrastructure such as buildings, railways, roads construction, bridges and general construction project management.
A Mechanical Engineering Degree involves the design of mechanical systems; it focuses primarily on thermodynamics, structural analysis, materials science, and kinematics.
Biomechanical Engineering is the study of organisms and mechanics and how the two solve problems in combination.
Chemical Engineering is the practical application of chemistry; it involves technology that utilizes chemical reactions to solve problems.
Another industry that continues to expand is of course the Information Technology (IT) industry. This involves both computer sciences and electrical engineering.
An Electrical Engineering Degree involves the study of energy; an Electrical Engineer develops technologies to assist with the practical application of such energies. Electrical Engineers design components for electronic equipment, communications systems, power grids, automobiles, and more.
The role of an Industrial engineer is to increase productivity and reduce waste and spending.
Nuclear engineers are at the core of development for the ever growing use of nuclear power.
An engineering physics degree combines engineering with physics and allows students to study the areas where these two areas intersect. It is also a precursor to graduate studies in either physics or engineering.
Materials Science Engineering
A Materials Science engineering degree is a study of materials and why they behave a specific way or react to things in a certain way. This includes plastics, ceramics and polymers.
Others Engineering Fields are:
Environmental Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Marine Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Geological Engineering, Sustainable Engineering, Nanotechnology Engineering,
Automotive Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Mining Engineering, Ceramics Engineering, Engineering Management, Paper Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Aerospace / Aeronautic Engineering, etc
Academic Period: 5 years
Degrees Awarded: B.Tech, B.Eng, BSc
An engineer has great potentials and prospect for great career; they are well sought for in so many industries and sectors all over the world. The under listed are some of the places an engineer can practice professionally:
- Government Establishment: NNPC, LNLG, Military, etc
- Telecommunication Industry: MTN, SIEMENS, MOTOROLA, ERRICSSON, etc
- Research Establishment
- Oil and Gas: Chevron, Shell, Total, Halliburton, etc
- Construction Industry: Julius Beger, Costain, PWD, etc
- Production Industry: Textile, Flour Mills, etc
- Schools: University, Colleges, etc