From Wikipedia, Engineering is the application of technical knowledge to solve human problems. This is accomplished through knowledge, mathematics, and practical experience applied to the design of useful objects or processes. Professional practitioners of engineering are called engineers.
The best definition of an engineer that I've found is: "Engineers are concerned with developing economical and safe solutions to practical problems, by applying mathematics and scientific knowledge while considering technical constraints." At WikiEngineer are goal is to assist engineers by creating and expanding upon a database of scientific knowledge.
This section is for general engineering principals that do not fit into the more specific categories listed in the sidebar.
In this Catagory:
Types of Engineers:
There are many different types of engineers including (but not limited to):
- Civil Engineer (specializes in roads, buildings, soil, water, etc)
- Structural Engineer (a specialty of the civil engineering field specializing in buildings, bridges, towers, etc.)
- Geotechnical Engineer (a specialty of the civil engineering field specializing in foundations, excavations, capacity, etc.)
- Enviromental Engineer (a specialty of the civil engineering field specializing in pollution, wastewater management, etc.)
- Mechanical Engineer (specializes in engines, thermodynamics, heat pumps, etc.)
- Electrical Engineer (specializes in electrical systems, etc.)
- Chemical Engineer (specializes in refining, chemicals, petro, etc.)
- Aerospace Engineer (specializes in the motion of an object through medians, e.g. a plane through the air, etc.)
- Genetic Engineer
- Industrial Engineer
- Systems Engineer
- Materials Engineer
Although on the original outset of WikiEngineer only civil has been addressed, it is an ongoing goal of W.E. to address all types of engineering.