Around the world, all types of engineers work together every day to help make communities and people healthy, happy and safe! From biomedical to agricultural engineers, all are creative problem solvers innovating solutions that shape our futures. Kids can take a closer look at the types of engineers below to learn what kind of work they do, and explore the featured hands-on activities that showcase each engineering type—for elementary, middle and high school students. And, check out our 'What is Engineering?' video.
Explore our Aerospace Engineering Curriculum:
Aerospace engineering spans many disciplines, but is generally broken into a few subfields: astrodynamics, flight structures and materials, propulsion and fluid dynamics, instrumentation, control systems, and navigation.
Where do aerospace engineers work?
Aerospace engineers work in a variety of organizations, including:
- NASA Flight and Research Centers
- Robotics Companies
- Automotive Facilities
- Department of Defense
- Private/Commercial Space Firms
Explore our Biomedical Engineering Curriculum:
Biomedical engineering spans many disciplines, but is generally broken into a few subfields:
math, physics, chemistry, design, human biology, anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, neuroscience and bioethics.
Where do biomedical engineers work?
Biomedical engineers work in a variety of roles, including:
- Medical research facilities
- Medical device and instrument companies
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Biotechnology firms
Explore our Civil Engineering Curriculum:
Civil engineering spans many disciplines, but is generally broken into a few subfields: built environments, architectural, construction, geotechnical and earthquakes,transportation and water resources.
Where do civil engineers work?
Civil engineers often split their time between the office and outdoor field sites. They work in a variety of organizations, including:
- Structural Design Firms
- Geotechnical Consulting Firms
- Commercial Construction Firms
- Residential Development Firms
- Local, State and National Departments of Transportation
Explore our Environmental Engineering Curriculum:
Environmental engineering spans many disciplines, but is generally broken into a few subfields: math, physics, chemistry, design, along with a deep understanding of environmental sciences such as biology, water chemistry, hydrology and atmospheric science.
Where do environmental engineers work?
Environmental engineers may work in a variety of organizations, including:
- Public utilities such as drinking water or wastewater treatment plants
- Oil and Gas Production Firms
- Construction Companies
- Consulting firms working on an array of public and private sector projects
- Local, federal or international governing bodies
- Environmental non-profit organizations
Chemical & Biological Engineers
Explore our Chemical & Biological Engineering Curriculum:
Chemical and biological engineering spans many disciplines, but is generally broken into a few subfields: chemistry, chemical process engineering, petrochemical engineering, polymers, anotechnology, plastics, materials engineering biology, biomedical engineering, biochemical engineering, environmental health engineering, bioinformatics
Where do chemical and biological engineers work?
Chemical and biological engineers may work in a wide variety of organizations, including:
- National research labs
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Alternative energy production
- Industrial manufacturing
- Food engineering research
- Materials engineering firms
Explore our Mechanical Engineering Curriculum:
Mechanical engineering spans many disciplines, but is generally broken into a few subfields: properties of materials, solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, control, instrumentation, design, and manufacturing to understand mechanical systems
Where do mechanical engineers work?
Mechanical engineers work in a wide variety of industries, including:
- Aerospace Industry
- Air Quality and Pollution Control
- Amusement Park Design
- Automotive Industry
- Medical Device Industry
- Power and Energy Generation and Storage
- Consumer Product Design