The engineering sciences are looking for innovative, economical and sustainable solutions and products, regardless of their field of expertise. In doing so, they incorporate the latest scientific and technical knowledge.

Engineers need a broad basic knowledge of science and technology for their work. Great importance has been given in recent years to the effects of technological developments on the environment and society. The energy transition even dominates some areas of work. In the course of advanced digitalization, an affinity to information technology (IT) is also in demand, as more and more production sites are digitally networked ("smart factory"). Also with regard to the increasing digitization of the work and production processes ("Industry 4.0") intuition, imagination is necessary - it is no coincidence that the term "engineer" comes from the Latin word "ingenium" (= creative mind, acumen).

Central to the study of engineering are the technical contents of natural sciences (mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology) and technology. In addition, students also gain basic knowledge in the areas of economics, social sciences and law, especially in business administration. Global economy, language skills and openness to other culturs (such as Asian) also play a major role. In addition, the teaching of general qualifications, e.g. Leadership, presentation techniques and rhetoric, is part of an engineering degree.

Possible careers after graduation

The areas of responsibility of engineers are diverse and depend on the respective field of study. Mostly they work in a team. They plan, organize and optimize operations and work processes, develop, calculate, design and test innovative products or more economical manufacturing processes. They plan and supervise the production, assembly, commissioning, maintenance and operation of machines and plant projects, they calculate and supervise the erection of structures. You calculate costs and take on activities in purchasing, materials management and sales in technical customer service. In addition, engineers in public administration undertake planning and monitoring tasks, work in associations and business organizations, or as freelancers in freelance engineering consulting (for example, as experts, appraisers or planners).

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