Engineers are innovators, builders and problem solvers. They use scientific knowledge in a wide variety of ways. They design and build machines and energy generation systems that help free society from drudgery. They develop life-saving tools and techniques, methods of reducing environmental pollution, and new ways to solve other societal problems. Engineers are vital to the well-being of any advanced society.
Men and women from varied backgrounds and with many different skills can be successful engineers. However, to become an engineer, you must have an unusually strong interest and ability in mathematics and science, be able to study efficiently for long hours, and understand what you read. You should be curious about how and why things work. You must also be concerned with the social implications and consequences of everything you do.