Why Engineering is so Important to Society

Engineering is a profession in which scientific knowledge and mathematics is used and experimented with to develop ways that benefit mankind, making it extremely important to society for several reasons.

Engineering encompasses a whole range of industries that could include on-site, practical construction work as well as evaluating safety systems from an office. They use the knowledge they have within a specific industry in order to make things work and solve problems, whether this be with transport, medicine, entertainment, space or the environment. In fact, engineering is behind everything. Mobile phones? They’re down to engineers. Make-up? Also, down to engineers. Cars, computers, shoes and even cutlery? It’s all down to engineers.

The environment that engineers work in ranges from offices to studios and laboratories to the outdoors and even underground. Engineering is very closely linked to technology, and the rise of it, which is why it has played a huge part in technological advances including computers, hospital machines, the internet and more.

Healthcare has also improved dramatically thanks to advancements in medical technology thanks to engineers. The improvement of medical technology has meant that the discovery of illnesses and treatment has helped to save and improve the lives of many people.

Credible engineers that have changed society include Alan Turing, who invented the Enigma machine that helped to bring an end to World War II, the engineers behind high speed flight that helped to send man to space and the engineers behind advancements in communication- who’d of thought we could see and talk to someone on a screen from anywhere in the world.

New developments are taking place every single day. Have you heard of the Crossrail in London? It will increase the transport capacity in London and the South East by 10%, contributing to shorter journey times and easier, quicker connections.

No one knows exactly how engineers could make a difference to society in the future, but it is guaranteed that they will. New engineering jobs are constantly appearing alongside new and innovative technologies. Though it’s easy to overlook the sheer amount of work that engineers do, it is inevitable to understand that there is more to engineering that is first thought.

If being at the forefront of technology in the future and helping to make a difference to lives is something that interests you, an engineering career could be the perfect choice. At GET, we have been designing and delivering engineering training programmes since 1977.

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