Impacts of Engineering

Engineering is a diverse field that includes different specialty areas such as civil, mechanical, electrical and electronic, chemical, Agriculture, aerospace, applied, biomedical, biological, Railway, Energy engineering among others. Under different types, there are subcategories. For example, under civil engineering, there are transport engineers, environmental engineers, geotechnical engineering, water resources engineering, structural engineering and many more. Engineering facilitates the development of tools, devices, systems- such as universal joints- and process that make life easier.

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Transport Engineering

This field uses engineering knowledge and skills to enhance the security and safety of goods as well as individuals as they use different air, water and land transport. They also provide transport solutions that are faster, more energy efficient, environmental friendly, comfortable, affordable or economical. For transportation of goods, engineering can help in maintaining the integrity of products as well as ensuring that they reach their end user in their intended form. Transport engineers can be sub-divided into: traffic engineering that focuses on the infrastructure, highway engineering that focuses on the design, construction and maintenance of major roads in a state and railway engineering that focuses on the railway infrastructure and systems, port and harbour engineering that is tasked with design, construction and maintenance of ports and other marine facilities and airport engineering that deals with design and construction of airports. They also come up with efficient ways to use such things as universal joints in the development of efficient transport systems.

Security and engineering

The field of engineering that specialises in different security measures and systems is known as security engineering. This may be the security of systems as well as places and mainly prevents malicious use, misuse as well as disruption of activities. Security engineers may also help in the design of infrastructure and buildings in order to prepare adequately for different threats whether generated by human incompetence or natural disasters. A security engineer can help in the design of buildings and places that are meant for public use in order to ensure adequate measures are taken to safeguard security. They can help in the design of emergency exits for such places to ensure they can cater for the expected traffic efficiently.

Energy efficiency and engineering

Electrical engineering studies electricity, electronics and electromagnetism and how it can be applied in the day to day activities. It is also responsible for the distribution of electrical power as well as its use. Electrical and electronic engineers are tasked with the development and the application of energy efficient devices which enhances the compliance with different energy regulations. In the design of different types of buildings, Electrical and electronics engineers will ensure that the house is energy efficient through efficient distribution of power, the design and implementation of back-up power systems.

Industry and engineering

Industries require machinery, systems, tools, devices and efficient procedures to operate efficiently. Engineering as a whole has greatly impacted manufacturing, processing and service industries through the provision of the latest devices, tools, equipment, software, digital products to enhance operations. As time passes by, engineers are working hard to improve the devices, equipment and systems used in different industries to enhance profitability through efficient use of labour and other resources. By developing better infrastructure, engineering creates a link between the industries and their clients as well as promote efficient, timely and affordable transport of raw materials and labour to the industries. At the end of the day, everyone is able to get what they want and they all lead a happy life.