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Dear Huddie: How Many Kinds of Engineers Are There?

April 11, 2014

Back for installment thirty-one of Dear Huddie. Keep the questions coming!

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Dear Huddie How Many Kinds of Engineers Are There

Dear Huddie – Have you ever listed the many different types of engineers there are?

Not yet, but  CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! I did not list them all, as there are subsets under some of the major degrees, but I think I hit the big ones:

 

ENGINEERING DEGREE

WHAT WE THINK WE DO

WHAT WE REALLY DO

DIFFICULTY (10 most difficult)

ELECTRICAL

develop, design and test electrical systems

overpaid electrician without the ability to install what we can design

7

MECHANICAL

produce and design machines and engine

automobile mechanic

5

AEROSPACE

air and spacecraft and build spaceships

point out the faults in Star Wars and Star Trek

6

AUTOMOTIVE

work with various forms of wheeled vehicles from motorcycles to big rigs

Mechanical Engineer with a focus in cars

5

BIOMEDICAL

studying life-based formulae by working with chemistry, genetics and the mechanics of living organism

Didn’t get into med-school

7

COMPUTER

design software and hardware that helps in the development of computers

fixing gaming graphics so we can enjoy them more

5

CIVIL

design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and natural built environments

play with larger Legos

4

CHEMICAL

process of converting raw materials or chemicals into more useful or valuable forms

overpaid plumber

9

ENVIRONMENTAL

improvement and protection of the environment

overpaid landscaper

4

 

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Sincerely,

Huddie

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