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									        CAREER CHOICES
RET PROGRAM: 2003            RET TEACHER: David Jones
A. Grade Level: 11th, 12th
B. Purpose: To help upper-level, college-bound
student make informed, realistic decisions about
career possibilities…
C. Objectives: To help students make decisions
about colleges, careers; to motivate completion of
applications on time and to make rational choices.
D. student materials required: none
teacher materials required: computer with
powerpoint
       ENGINEERING AS A
           CAREER
TO VIEW THIS ‘POWERPOINT’
  PRESENTATION:
1.   UNDER THE ‘VIEW’ MENU, CLICK ON
     ‘SLIDE SHOW’….
2.   EACH LEFT-CLICK OF YOUR MOUSE
     (OR FORWARD ARROW) WILL
     ADVANCE THE SHOW ONE FRAME…
3.    TO BACK UP THE PROGRAM, USE THE
    ENGINEERING AS A
        CAREER
1.WHAT AN ENGINEER DOES
2. THE FIELDS OF ENGINEERING
3. THE EDUCATION OF AN
   ENGINEER
     1. WHAT DOES A
 PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER
          DO?
 USING SOUND IS KINDS OF
                  A BUILDER…
 AN ENGINEER SCIENTIFIC
   EXACTLY WHAT
                    TO DESIGN AND
  HIS/HER JOB ISMATHEMATICAL
 PRINCIPLES ANDBUILD DEPENDS ON
   THINGS THEY machines, tools,
  BUILD THEY CONCEIVE,
 TOOLS, THINGS… FIELD OF
   THEIR SPECIAL
  structures, roads, bridges, motors,
 DESIGN,AND HELP DEVELOP
   EXPERTISE.
  electronics….
 PRODUCTS, TOOLS, AND SYSTEMS.
SPECIAL FIELDS WITHIN
THE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
    BIO-MECHANICAL ENGINEERING page 5
    CHEMICAL ENGINEERING        page 7
    CIVIL ENGINEERING           page 12
    COMPUTER ENGINEERING        page 15
    ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING      page 16

    MECHANICAL ENGINEERING      page 19

    AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING    page 23
    NUCLEAR ENGINEERING         page 24
 BIO-MEDICAL
 ENGINEERING
The work of BIO-MEDICAL
engineers is among the most
exciting and groundbreaking in
all of engineering !!

They design, and build prototypes of
such revolutionary products as…
 BIO-MEDICAL ENGINEERING…
Artificial organs, artificial limbs,
medical imaging devices, medical
diagnosis machines, and patient
monitoring devices…
The most likely employers of bio-medical
engineers are companies involved in the
manufacture of medical equipment. These
could be very large corporations or smaller,
specialized companies.
(for a thorough look at BIO-MEDICAL engineering)
http://www.bmes.org/careers.asp
http://www.khake.com/page53.html 6
                      CHEMICAL
                    ENGINEERING…
The work of CHEMICAL
engineers combines the skills of
both the chemist and the
engineer.


They design, and build facilities involved in the
production of chemical products… drugs, paints, dyes,
industrial supplies (acids, lyes, dangerous chemicals),
fertilizers, solvents, fuels, etc…
   CHEMICAL ENGINEERING…
or oversee the production of material
goods which use chemicals in their
manufacturing process…batteries,
plastics, medicines, textiles, concrete,
paper, etc…
   CHEMICAL ENGINEERING…
or oversee the production of material
goods which use chemicals in their
manufacturing process…batteries,
plastics, medicines, textiles, concrete,
paper, etc…
                 or oversee the processes in
                which control of chemistry is
                highly important to the final
                product...brewing, food
                processing, oil refining, mining,
                etc…
 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING…
Chemical engineers of the future will provide the
skills needed to develop new polymers for medical
devices, powerful new alloys for aircraft, materials
that allow for further miniaturization of solid-state
components and further development of the
computer and other electronics industries. Health
care will require new manufacturing processes for
pharmaceutical products and surgical procedures.
SOME SUB-CATAGORIES:
Pharmaceutical Engineering Plastics and Polymer Engineering
Petroleum Engineering…
   CHEMICAL ENGINEERING…
Largely due to the highly technical skills required for the job and the
importance of chemical engineering projects, chemical engineers are
traditionally the highest-paid in the industry! The discipline involves
using knowledge of chemical processes to create useful products and
processes.



(great site for exploring CHEMICAL ENGINEERING)…job descriptions, career
opportunies…)
http://www.aiche.org/careers/
(overview of chemical engineering; education, job opportunities, salaries…)
http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos029.htm
CIVIL ENGINEERING…
The work of civil engineers is
among the most visible and
the most awe-inspiring !!
  They design, oversee
  construction and oversee
  maintenance of…
Highways, bridges, tunnels,
airports, dams, reservoirs, oil
platforms, pipelines,
This is one of the oldest branches of engineering. Civil engineers work
on large-scale projects like road, rail, bridge and oil rig construction.
Often employed by consulting firms, they plan and oversee projects; or
work for contracting firms, and see that work is done according to
client specifications.




Management skills, teamwork and communication skills are
particularly important because of the large-scale nature of much of
the work that they do.
    CIVIL ENGINEERING…
Civil engineers will provide the skills to build
transportation infrastructure of the future: bridges,
roadways and mass transit systems.



Career paths could lead them into working for multi-
national construction corporations, local companies,
government agencies, or the military.

    (American Society of Civil Engineers web site…lots of
    info, job searches, for future civil engineers)
    http://www.asce.org/public/careers.cfm
                      COMPUTER
                      ENGINEERING…
COMPUTER ENGINEERING continues
to grow as more and more engineers are
needed for the design of computer
hardware and software. Computer
engineering will soon be the second-
largest engineering field.

(site which describes careers in, and education needed, for
computers and computer engineering..)
http://www.computer.org/education/careers.htm
ELECTRICAL
ENGINEERING…
                 The activities and pursuits
                 of electrical engineers are
                 extremely diversified.
They work on everything
from large scale power
grids covering entire
countries, to
microelectronics…
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
                   Career paths may take them into
                   computers, communications
                   (satellites, telephone, fiber optics,
                   antennaes…) lasers, robotics,
                   integrated circuits, or dozens of
                   related fields….
Electrical engineering
The work of electrical engineers can be with power generation
and supply, or with the design and manufacture of components
needed by the electronics industry. Practical engineering and
design skills, the ability to keep up with rapidly changing
technologies are keys to success in this field.
(ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING…)
                           25% of all engineers work in electrical
                           engineering fields. The demand for
                           electrical engineers will remain high due to
                           projected growth in all electronics-based
                           industries: aerospace, telecommunications,
                           computer, and microelectronics.

                      Electrical engineers might be employed by
                      giant communications corporations, small
                      electronics manufacturers, or even the
                      military services.
 (a terrific overview of electrical and computer engineering…jobs, educatuon, etc.
 site produced by elec. eng. society.)
 http://www.ieeeusa.org/careers/yourcareer.html
 MECHANICAL
ENGINEERING…
         Mechanical engineers
         design motors, tools,
         machines, and many
         other devices…
Mechanical engineers will be leading the
revolution taking place in manufacturing
processes, in which products are made
without defects are and greater
efficiencies achieved.
          They work on designing and
          building robots, air
          conditioners, automobiles,
          airplanes, satellites, and
          artificial hearts!
They work for large manufacturing
corporations, small companies, and
government agencies.
Mechanical engineers do the research, design and production of any
machinery with moving parts. These can mean from huge machines to
micro-components of robots.


Mechanical engineers have skills needed for most other fields of
engineering, thus will spend a lot of time working with engineers from
other disciplines. They must have an ability and willingness to apply
technological and design principles to mechanical problems.


   (overview of mechanical engineering; job, education
   descriptions…)
   http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos033.htm
Automotive engineering
This is considered a branch of      mechanical engineering
concerned with the design, development and maintenance of cars,
car engines and industrial assembly lines.



  Automotive engineering combines a number of disciplines and
  those working within the industry generally need to have a broad
  engineering grounding.
          Aeronautical engineering
           Another branch of mechanical
           engineering, it is one of the most hi-tech of the
engineering disciplines. Aeronautical engineers do all the
research, design, manufacturing building and maintenance of
aircraft - both civil and military.


More recently, they also have taken on the design and
building of rockets and missiles for space exploration and
military applications...
 NUCLEAR
 ENGINEERING…
 The work of NUCLEAR
 ENGINEERING combines the
 disciplines of nuclear physics
 and mechanical engineering…

They design, and build facilities involved in the
production of ‘nuclear power’ electrical generators
                   NUCLEAR ENGINEERING…
They design and build machines
for the medical fields, chemical
analysis, and cutting edge
research in determining the very
nature of matter…
                      Future employers will be
                      medical research companies,
                      government labs, military
                      facilities, and power companies.

  (an overview of careers in ‘nuclear’ engineering)
  http://www.nei.org/index.asp?catnum=1&catid=7
     THE EDUCATION OF AN
          ENGINEER
 In order to ensure success in ENGINEERING
SUBJECT…YEARS
 SCHOOL at a major university, HIGH
  English……………...4
 SCHOOL education should include a standard
  Social Studies…….….2
  Foreign prep. program emphasizing math,
 collegeLanguage..….2
  Fine arts…………….1
 science and communications skills:
 Science………………4     earth/space science; biology;
                     chemistry; physics
 Math……………..….4      algebra I, II; geometry; trigonometry;
                     pre-calculus or calculus
 THE EDUCATION OF AN ENGINEER (cont.)

In addition, a good prospect for success would
have…
 Good writing and verbal communications
 skills
And, good computer skills!
CLICK THESE LINKS TO CONNECT TO ENGINEERING WEB-SITES FOR
MORE INFORMATION:

           
(for a thorough look at BIO-MEDICAL engineering) http://www.bmes.org/careers.asp

(mega-sized index and reference to all things engineering-colleges, grad-schools, career
counseling, jobs and companies…)
http://www.framatomeanp-des.com/engineering-career.shtml

(guide to eng. Schools, job search info, fields of study…)
http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/units/sel/engineering/careerinfo.html


mega site for environmental engineers…great job descriptions and employment
opportunities…)
http://www.environmentaljobs.com/EnvironmentalJobs.com/engineeringjobs.html

(American Society of Civil Engineers web site…lots of info, job searches, for future
civil engineers) http://www.asce.org/public/careers.cfm

                                                       (continued next page)
(great index of engineering fields, schools, job opportunities…)
http://www.careercc.com/eng.shtml#Acoustics%20Engineering


(great site for exploring CHEMICAL ENGINEERING)…job descriptions, career
opportunies…) http://www.aiche.org/careers/


(site which describes careers in, and education needed, for computers and computer
engineering..) http://www.computer.org/education/careers.htm


(overview of mechanical engineering; job, education descriptions…)
http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos033.htm


(a terrific overview of electrical and computer engineering…jobs, educatuon, etc. site
produced by elec. Eng. Society.) http://www.ieeeusa.org/careers/yourcareer.html


                                                                   (continued next page)
(overview of chemical engineering; education, job opportunities, salaries…)
http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos029.htm


(site produced by the Am. Society of Civil Eng…nice overview, history, employment,
education…) http://www.asce.org/public/think_career.cfm


(preparing for engineering career..lots of info..what is needed for success; site produced
by ‘grad school.com’)
http://www.competitionmaster.com/pages/career/engineering.html


(MEGA site index for all possible fields of engineering..great reference page!!)
http://www.khake.com/page53.html


(an overview of careers in ‘nuclear’ engineering)
http://www.nei.org/index.asp?catnum=1&catid=7
                                                                   (continued next page)
(interactive reference site for minority students in engineering…)
http://best.me.berkeley.edu/~mesa/cheer/links/career/career.html
(Materials engineering as a career choice…descriptions, employment opportunity,…)
http://www.asm-
intl.org/Content/NavigationMenu/ASMFoundation/MaterialsEngineeringasaCareer/Mat
erials_Engineering_Career.htm
(descriptions of college prep. For engineering…”wet feet.com” career prep…)
http://www.wetfeet.com/asp/careerprofiles_overview.asp?careerpk=14
(another nice index to info on all fields of engineering- places to study, job descriptions,
employment…)
http://www.engineergirl.org/nae/cwe/egcars.nsf/webviews/Careers+By+Engineering+Fi
eld?OpenDocument&Start=1&Count=1000&ExpandView
(for a look at engineering all other the U.S.) http://www.engineeringsights.org/

(for a complete list of engineering fields) http://www.nspe.org/students/st1-cfy.asp

								
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