WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT?
The Bachelor of Engineering (commonly abbreviated as BEng or BE) is a
graduate academic degree awarded to a student after three to five years of studying
engineering at universities in Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canada,
China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland,
Jordan, Korea, Lebanon, Macedonia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Netherlands,
New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Singapore, South
Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Tunisia, the United Kingdom, the United States,
Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The nature of the qualification varies
around the world, hence it may or may not be a professional degree and it may or
may not involve undertaking some engineering work. The course may or may not
be accredited by a national professional society.
Some institutions award a Bachelor of Science (BSc Eng) Engineering, Bachelor
of Engineering Science (BESc), Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE), or
Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) degree to undergraduate students of
engineering study. For example, Canada is the only country that awards the BASc
degree for graduating engineers.
A less common variety of the degree is Baccalaureus in Arte Ingeniaria (BAI), a
Latin name meaning Bachelor in the Art of Engineering. It is awarded by the
University of Dublin, Ireland and is more commonly referred to as Bachelor of
Engineering; some South African Universities refer to their Engineering degrees as
B.Ing. (Baccalaureus Ingeniaria).
A Bachelor of Engineering degree will usually be undertaken in one field of
engineering, which is sometimes noted in the degree postnominals, as in BE(Aero)
or BEng(Elec). Common fields for the Bachelor of Engineering degree include the
following fields::
Biological/Chemical Engineering: Including Biochemical, Biomedical,
Biosystems, Biomolecular, and Chemical engineering
Chemical Engineering: Deals with the process of converting raw materials
or chemicals into more useful or valuable forms
Clean Technology:Use energy, water and raw materials and other inputs
more efficiently and productively. Create less waste or toxicity. Deliver
equal or superior performance.
Civil Engineering: This is a wide-ranging field including building
engineering, civil engineering, construction engineering, industrial,
manufacturing, mechanical, materials and control engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering/Electronic Engineering: Very diverse
field including Computer Engineering, Communication/Communication
systems engineering, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering,
Electronics Engineering, Microelectronic Engineering, Microelectronics,
Nanotechnology, Mechatronics, Software Engineering, Systems, Wireless
and Telecommunications, Photovoltaic and Power Engineering
Electrical Controls Engineering: A relatively new and more specialized
subdiscipline of Electrical Engineering that focuses on integrating Electrical
Controls, and their programming.
Engineering Management: Which is the application of engineering
principles to the planning and operational management of industrial and
Environmental Engineering: Includes fields such as Environmental,
Geological, Geomatic, Mining, Marine, and Ocean engineering
Fire Protection Engineering: Is the application of science and engineering
principles to protect people and their environments from the destructive
effects of fire and smoke.
Geomatics Engineering: The acquisition, modeling, analysis and
management of spatial data. Focuses on satellite positioning, remote sensing,
land surveying, wireless location and Geographic Information Systems
Geotechnical Engineering: A combination of civil and mining engineering,
and involves the analysis of earth materials.
Industrial Engineering: Which studies facilities planning, production
management, statistical quality control, etc.
Instrumentation engineering: which is a branch of engineering dealing with
Manufacturing Engineering: Includes operations management and
Materials Engineering: Includes metallurgy, polymer and ceramic
Mechanical Engineering: Includes engineering of machines and engines.
Explores the applications of the theoretical field of Mechanics.
Mechatronics Engineering: Is a combination of Mechanical Engineering,
Electronic Engineering, and Computer Engineering.
Mining Engineering: Involves the extracting and processing of minerals
from a naturally occurring environment. This particular field is mostly
offered in countries such as Australia where the mining industry is one of the
fundamental parts of its economy.
Motorsport Engineering: Taking elements of Automotive Engineering and
Mechanical Engineering and applying it to Motorsport.
Nanotechnology Engineering: Building material from the bottom-up
approach. University of Waterloo is currently the only university offers such
Naval Engineering: Includes Naval Architecture and Ship construction
Nuclear Engineering: Includes nuclear and radiological engineering
Petroleum Engineering: Deals with study of oil and gas reservoirs as well as
drilling and production systems