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Engineering Disciplines
Most engineers specialize. More than 25 major specialties are recognized by professional societies, and the major branches have numerous subdivisions. In the United States, degrees in the different fields of  engineering are accredited to ensure that the programs provide students with a top notch engineering education. Engineers also may specialize in one industry, such as motor vehicles, or in one field of technology, such as turbines or semiconductor materials.

Engineers in each branch have a base of knowledge and training that can be applied in many fields. Electronics engineers, for example, work in the medical, computer, communications, and missile guidance fields. Because there are many separate problems to solve in a large engineering project, engineers in one field often work closely with specialists in other scientific, engineering, and business occupations.

The Career Cornerstone Center offers in-depth information on a continually expanding list of both engineering and engineering technology degree fields, including:


Source: American Society for Engineering Education, 2010

Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 


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