The Benefits of Becoming an Engineer

As the leading civil engineering university in Manila, Mapúa has a long standing track record of excellence under its belt. It is the first educational institution to be awarded the Level IV Accredited status by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditations (PACUCOA). In addition, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) also recognizes of its courses – Civil Engineering (CE), Chemical Engineering (ChE), Computer Engineering (CpE), Electrical Engineering (EE), Electronics Engineering (ECE), Mechanical Engineering (ME), Environmental and Sanitary Engineering (EnSE), and Information Technology (IT) – as Centers of Excellence.

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Indeed, engaging in the field of engineering is a rewarding experience, especially for those who want to create and better the environment around them. It is one of the few fields of work that is capable of marrying creative, imagined concepts with actual science and technology grounded in reality.

But what is engineering exactly and what are the benefits that come with becoming an engineer?

The basics of the job

Known as the professional art of applying science to the optimum conversion of the resources of nature to benefit man, engineering is a field of both creation and improvement.  An engineer’s main duty is to design materials, structures, and systems while considering the limitations imposed by practicality, safety, and cost, among others. Engineers work to form connections between scientific discoveries and their possible applications to human needs. They work to improve peoples’ daily quality of life by introducing better technologies whenever the opportunity presents itself.

What can be done?

The beauty of the field of Engineering is that it is not limited in terms of application. Engineers can utilize the many skills they have picked up during their studies in other ways. For example, one’s analytical skills and technological expertise can be applied to other related fields. Perhaps use it while in office in order to set policies, tap knowledge when selling high-end technologies, or become a technical manager at any business which requires one. Engineering graduates also have the option of continuing their studies and branch out into other fields such as medicine or law.

Analytical, mathematical, logical, and problem-solving skills also gain a considerable boon as they are often used in this line of work. These skills can easily be applied to any other work that is needed. Intellectual development and personal growth come naturally for dedicated engineers.

The Benefits of Engineering

Societal

Every project an engineer undertakes is beneficial to society as a whole. They create the buildings and homes in which we work and live. They also create and maintain the machines and equipment that assist us in our daily lives.

Today, engineers are tasked with creating the solutions for some of the most pressing problems we constantly face. Matters of global prominence such as global warming, power sources, pollution, and sustainable architecture are only some of the few things they can tackle.

Financial

It is no secret that engineers are well-paid for what they do. While each and every situation is unique and the overall salary of an engineer depends on their kind of job and where they work, , engineers are paid much higher with a bigger entry-level salary.

Personal

For those who are fond of challenges, engineering is a great choice for a career. Problems that are in need of a solution are never in short supply; there is always something that needs fixing and improving. Also, each and every problem that engineers face has its own unique properties requiring one-of-a-kind and precise solutions.

Creative thinking

Engineering, by its very nature, is a profession that also demands for creativity. When practicing engineers develop solutions to real-world problems, they must employ conscious and subconscious mental processing as well as divergent and convergent thinking. Today’s generation is all about rapid social and technological changes so the need for engineers to think creatively is greater now than ever before. Through creativity, people can cope and adapt to changes. Engineering is not only about numbers and technicalities; it can also explore, question, discover, and create.

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