Disciplines of Engineering

This page includes a long list of links, internal and external, that can help you learn about the disciplines of engineering, and may help you make the decision about which discipline is right for you.

For information specifically about Purdue majors (for example, course requirements, plans of study, and contact information) please visit our Engineering Majors page.


General information about Engineering

https://engineering.purdue.edu/OFE - Purdue Office of Future Engineers (OFE) Resource page

http://www.futuresinengineering.com - videos of engineers from a variety of fields - mechanical, civil, chemical, electrical and others - telling their stories and answering frequently asked questions

http://egfi-k12.org/engineer-your-path/on-the-job/ - Engineering: Go For It! - Engineering career page from the American Society for Engineering Education

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/home.htm - US Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook on Engineering careers

http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_stru.htm#17-0000 - US Bureau of Labor Statistics Wage, Industry, and Growth Information for Engineering Careers

http://online.onetcenter.org/find/result?s=engineer - Occupational Information Center: Engineering

http://careercornerstone.org/forstudents.htm - Sloan Career Cornerstone series: includes engineer profiles, typical day, etc.

http://www.tryengineering.org - A resource to help students better understand what engineering means, and how an engineering career can be made part of their future


Information about Specific Fields of Engineering

Aeronautics & Astronauts (AAE)

https://engineering.purdue.edu/AAE/ - Purdue School of Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/postsecondary/career/index.html - NASA college career page

Agricultural & Biological Engineering (ABE)

https://engineering.purdue.edu/ABE/Undergrad/ - Purdue School of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

http://www.asabe.org - American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Biomedical Engineering (BME)

https://engineering.purdue.edu/BME/Academics/Undergraduate/ - Purdue Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering

Chemical Engineering (ChE)

https://engineering.purdue.edu/ChE/Academics/Undergraduate/index.html - Purdue School of Chemical Engineering

http://www.aiche.org/resources/careers/career-faqs - American Institute of Chemical Engineers Career FAQ Page

Civil Engineering (CE)

https://engineering.purdue.edu/CE/Academics/Undergraduate/Prospective/ - Purdue Lyles School of Civil Engineering

http://www.asce.org/Careers/ - American Society of Civil Engineering - Thinking about Careers

 https://engineering.purdue.edu/CE/webuild - Lyles School of Civil Engineering -- Together, We Build

Construction Engineering Management (CEM)

https://engineering.purdue.edu/CEM/Undergrad/ - Purdue Division of Construction Engineering & Management

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/index.html - PBS's series "Building Big"

Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE)

https://engineering.purdue.edu/ECE/Undergraduates/ - Purdue School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

http://ieee-virtual-museum.org/ - IEEE's Virtual Museum

Environmental and Ecological Engineering (EEE)

https://engineering.purdue.edu/EEE/Academics/Undergrad - Purdue Division of Environmental and Ecological Engineering

http://www.aaees.org/aaeescareercenter.php - American Academy of Environmental Engineering - Careers

Industrial Engineering (IE)

Interdisciplinary Engineering and Multidisciplinary Engineering

https://engineering.purdue.edu/ENE/Academics/Undergrad/ - Undergraduate Programs in the School of Engineering Education.

Materials Engineering (MSE)

https://engineering.purdue.edu/MSE/Undergrad/Prospective.html - Purdue School of Materials Science & Engineering

http://www.crc4mse.org/ - Career Resource MSE Center from The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society

http://www.materials-careers.org.uk/ - Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining Multimedia

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

https://engineering.purdue.edu/ME/ - Purdue School of Mechanical Engineering

Nuclear Engineering (NE)

https://engineering.purdue.edu/NE/Academics/Undergraduate - Purdue School of Nuclear Engineering

http://www.aboutnuclear.org/ - Nuclear Science and Technology from The American Nuclear Society

http://www.ans.org/pi/ - ANS Public Information and Nuclear topics of interest.