No profession unleashes the spirit of innovation like engineering. From research to real-world applications, engineers constantly discover how to improve our lives by creating bold new solutions that connect science to life in unexpected, forward-thinking ways. Few professions turn so many ideas into so many realities. Few have such a direct and positive effect on people's everyday lives. We are counting on engineers and their imaginations to help us meet the needs of the 21st century.
From new farming equipment and safer drinking water to electric cars and faster microchips, engineers use their knowledge to improve people's lives in meaningful ways.
They have a vision for how something should work and are dedicated to making it better, faster, or more efficient.
They collaborate with scientists and other specialists (such as animators, architects, or chemists) to turn bold new ideas into reality.
They use the latest science, tools, and technology to bring ideas to life.
From the grandest skyscrapers to microscopic medical devices, it is impossible to imagine life without engineering.
“Engineers bridge the gap between what the mind can imagine and what the laws of nature allow. While scientists seek to discover what is not yet known, engineers apply fundamental science to design and develop new devices and systems to solve societal problems. Science and engineering are essential partners in paving the way for Australia’s future.”
Authorised by the Head of School, Engineering
19 March, 2012