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Engineering Definition

Engineering uses scientific, mathematic, and design principles to solve problems. For example, civil engineering improves society by designing bridges.

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Engineering Design Process

Fun Facts

  • Electrical engineers work on how to connect all the motors to an energy source in a robot.
  • Chemical engineers created an oil-absorbing chemical for ocean spills.
  • Aerospace engineers develop rockets that can land themselves.

Why Do We Need To Know About Engineering

Engineering is about learning how things are built and why creating new things is important. Engineers use science and math to make things better for us, like drones or microwaves.

There are many types of engineering, like civil, electrical, and chemical. Each type works on different problems. For example, mechanical engineers make machines to sort recycling, and aerospace engineers design rockets that can land by themselves. This shows how engineering helps solve big problems and make new technology.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the engineering design process?
The engineering design process is a series of steps that engineers use to help come up with a solution to an engineering problem.
What are some things you need to know in order to solve a design problem?
You must define the problem, including listing all of the criteria and constraints.
How might you go about developing possible solutions to a design problem?
You could brainstorm, research, test materials, sketch, diagram, develop a CAD (computer-aided design), or build a model or prototype.
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