• Question: What advice would you give to someone who wants to start engineering?

    Asked by The Engineers to Boris, Cat, Chung Han, Ian, Sophie, Sufia on 8 Jun 2018. This question was also asked by SCREAMING.GOAT.
    • Photo: Boris Mocialov

      Boris Mocialov answered on 8 Jun 2018:

      If you think about it, then you are already a bit of an engineer and you should find your passion inside of you and go for it. If you face a challenge, think how it is related to your engineering passion and you would overcome that challenge easily

    • Photo: Sufia Fatima

      Sufia Fatima answered on 11 Jun 2018:

      Get creative. Engineering isn’t just maths, its art, its design and its making things and most of all its having fun.

    • Photo: Sophie Louth

      Sophie Louth answered on 11 Jun 2018:

      You are awesome! My advice is explore the different types of engineering that are out there, and have a look at things around you and think what might have been involved in making them. Just some of the different types of engineering include:
      Medical Engineering – anything from designing hospital beds, to new heart valves to new machines to detect diseases.
      Civil Engineering – designing new buildings, road, sewer systems.
      Manufacturing Engineering – how are you going to make all the things around us?
      Aeronautical Engineering – how do we get into the sky?
      Chemical Engineering – how to make shampoo, soap, mayonnaise, fuel?
      And so many other types
      Do any of them seem interesting to you then have a look online for information about them

    • Photo: Cat Macleod

      Cat Macleod answered on 16 Jun 2018:

      Do it! It’s a very fun and exciting career! I would recommend trying to get some work placements or visit some engineering companies, universities or even medical physics / medical engineering departments in your local hospital so you can see the jobs possible and find out more about the areas you might want to work in. Good luck!