There are more than 25 engineering programs that are Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited. Listed below are a few of them:
Biomedical engineering is an interdisciplinary area in which engineering techniques are applied to problem solving in the life sciences and medicine. Biomedical engineers work in such areas as artificial organs, automated patient monitoring, and blood chemistry sensors, just to mention a few. They analyze and design solutions to problems in biology and medicine, with the goal of improving the quality and effectiveness of patient care.
Chemical engineering incorporates strong emphasis on three sciences: chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Chemical engineers apply these sciences to solve problems that involve the production or use of chemicals, fuel, drugs, food, and many other products. They design processes and equipment for large-scale safe and sustainable manufacturing, plan and test methods of manufacturing products and treating byproducts, and supervise production.
Civil engineering is by far the oldest engineering branch. Civil engineers design, construct, supervise, operate, and maintain large construction projects and systems, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and systems for water supply and sewage treatment.
Computer engineering spans the fields of computer science and engineering giving a balanced view of hardware, software, hardware-software trade-offs, and basic modeling techniques. Computer engineers research, design, develop, and test computer systems and components such as processors, circuit boards, memory devices, networks, and routers. By creating new directions in computer, these engineers create rapid advances in computer technology.
Electrical engineering ranges from the generation and delivery of electrical power to the use of electricity in integrated circuits. Electrical engineers design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment, such as electric motors, radar and navigation systems, communications systems, and power generation equipment. Electronics engineers design and develop electronic equipment, such as broadcast and communications systems—from portable music players to global positioning systems (GPS).
Industrial engineering is the design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, material, and energy. It is an interdisciplinary field that involves the integration of technology, mathematical models, and management practices Industrial engineers find ways to eliminate wastefulness in production processes. They devise efficient ways to use workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service.
Mechanical engineering is one of the largest and broadest engineering disciplines. It is second only to electrical engineering in the number of engineers employed in the field. Some specialty areas of mechanical engineering are: applied mechanics; control; design; fluids; and thermodynamics. Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal devices, including tools, engines, and machines.
Ocean engineering is a multidisciplinary field of technology applied to the ocean environment. It is a combination of the classical engineering disciplines such as civil, mechanical and electrical engineering, with naval architecture and applied oceanography. Ocean engineers design, build, operate, and maintain ships and offshore structures. They study the oceans to determine the effects of waves, currents and the salt water environment on ships and other marine vehicles and structures.
Dr. Philip Miller
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