Engineer

Engineers, as practitioners of engineering, are professionals who invent, design, analyze, build and test machines, complex systems, structures, gadgets and materials to fulfill functional objectives and requirements while considering the limitations imposed by practicality, regulation, safety and cost.[1][2] The word engineer (Latin ingeniator[3]) is derived from the Latin words ingeniare ("to create, generate, contrive, devise") and ingenium ("cleverness").[4][5] The foundational qualifications of an engineer typically include a four-year bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline, or in some jurisdictions, a master's degree in an engineering discipline plus four to six years of peer-reviewed professional practice (culminating in a project report or thesis) and passage of engineering board examinations.

Engineer
Kitty Joyner, an American engineer, in 1952
Occupation
NamesEngineer
Occupation type
Profession
Activity sectors
Applied science
Description
CompetenciesMathematics, science, design, analysis, critical thinking, engineering ethics, project management, engineering economics, creativity, problem solving, (See also: Glossary of engineering)
Education required
Engineering education
Fields of
employment
Research and development, industry, business
Related jobs
Scientist, architect, project manager, inventor, astronaut

The work of engineers forms the link between scientific discoveries and their subsequent applications to human and business needs and quality of life.[1]