Engineering Fields - Online Resources

If you're having trouble deciding which engineering discipline is for you, or need to know more about what it means to be an engineer, the following links might help.

For information on the various engineering fields and majors offered at Purdue, please visit our Engineering Majors page.




An Introduction to Engineering and Its Disciplines

https://engineering.purdue.edu/ENE/ResourcesFor/prospective/ - Purdue Prospective Engineer Resource page

http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/engr131disciplines - Purdue Libraries resources

http://www.graduatingengineer.com/careerprofiles/index.html - Engineering & Computer career profiles, industries, and outlooks

http://www.jets.org/latestnews/JOCRF-article.cfm - Engineering Aptitudes

http://www.engineeringsights.org - Sightseer's Guide to Engineering

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://www.educatorscorner.com/index.cgi?CONTENT_ID=376 - Tasks engineers might perform on a typical day

http://egfi-k12.org/engineer-your-path/on-the-job/ - American Society of Engineering Education's careers page

http://www.engineergirl.org/?id=9391 - Explore Engineering Careers (grouped by Industry)

http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos027.htm - Occupational Outlook Handbook: Engineering careers

http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_stru.htm#17-0000 - Wage, Industry, and Growth info for engineering careers

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

http://www.eweek.org/site/nbm/intro.html - "Breaking Through: The Creative Engineer"

http://www.guidemenacme.org/guideme/index.jsp - "Guide Me" from National Action Council for Minorities in 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

Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering (A&AE)

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

https://engineering.purdue.edu/AAE/Careers - A&AE Careers, including graduate interviews and sub-discipline descriptions

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

https://engineering.purdue.edu/ABE/Undergrad/QandA.whtml - Purdue ABE FAQ

https://engineering.purdue.edu/ABE/Undergrad/2004cap.whtml - Purdue Senior Capstone Projects 2004

Biomedical Engineering (BME)

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

Chemical Engineering (ChE)

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

http://www.aiche.org/Students/Careers/CareerFAQ.aspx - American Institute of Chemical Engineers Career FAQ Page

http://www.chemistry.org/portal/a/c/s/1/acsdisplay.html?DOC=vc2\index.html - American Chemical Society Virtual Chemistry Club

Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering (CE, CEM)

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

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

http://www.aaee.net/Website/Careers.htm - American Academy of Environmental Engineering - Careers

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

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

http://bridge.ecn.purdue.edu/~acsm/links.htm - Purdue's ACSM page, which includes examples of Senior Design Projects

Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE - EE & CompE)

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

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

Industrial Engineering (IE)

https://engineering.purdue.edu/IE/Welcome/About_IE/Information_About_IE - Purdue School of Industrial Engineering

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)

http://tools.ecn.purdue.edu/ME/Undergrad/ - Purdue School of Mechanical Engineering

http://www.asme.org/Education/PreCollege/EngineeringResources/Technology_Which_Path_Take.cfm - ME vs. MET

Nuclear Engineering (NE)

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

http://www.nucleartourist.com/ - The Virtual Nuclear Tourist

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

Updated 4/11


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