This chapter explores the nature of engineering. As you read this chapter, you will discover: what engineers do; some of the skills needed to be an engineer; various types of engineering careers and specializations; the educational requirements to be an engineer; licensure of engineers; the impact engineering has had on society; and some possible scenarios for the future of engineering.
After working through this chapter, you should be able to
- describe what engineers do,
- describe the education and skills necessary for engineering,
- describe the impact of engineering on society.