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Biomedical Engineer

A Biomedical Engineer is a specialized engineer that combines biology, engineering, computer science, mathematics, and chemistry to analyze and design solutions for biology and medicine. Most biomedical engineers are involved in improving health and patient care. Revolutionary concepts such as artificial organs, prosthetics, and surgical robots are just some of the many biomedical engineers’ contributions to health. Being a biomedical engineer also means that you could specialize in research, biomaterial development, biomedical technology, and equipment engineering. 
 

What Does It Take To Be A Biomedical Engineer?

  • Possess an undergraduate degree in a relevant field such as Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biology, or Physics

  • Posses a Masters or Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering

  • Posses a license as a professional engineer

  • Gained experience in the field of medicine or prosthetic design

What skills do I need?

  • Problem-solving Skills 

  • Analytical Skills

  • Math Skills

  • Eye for design

  • Communication Skills

  • Collaboration Skills

  • Creativity and Innovation

  • Attention to detail

What can I do now to prepare to be a Biomedical Engineer? 

  • Join a school or community math, science, computer, or robotics club. If there are none in your school or community, start one!

  • Enter STEM-related competitions in your school or community. 

  • Attend maker fairs and develop skills to design solutions to a variety of problems. 

  • Try to gain experience by joining internship programs with recognized organizations that make use of biomedical engineering. 

 

Advice From a Biomedical Engineer

“I work as if I were going to be the next person to need a respirator. I share in the benefits I bestow on others, and my work has enriched my life.” - Forrest Bird

 

Know more about this job:

https://www.engineering.unsw.edu.au/biomedical-engineering/what-we-do/biomedical-engineering-careers/what-biomedical-engineers-do

https://www.livescience.com/48001-biomedical-engineering.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlnZpv713V4

https://online-engineering.case.edu/blog/how-important-is-biomedical-engineering-today

Agricultural Engineer

Agricultural engineers focus on the design, construction, and improvement of equipment and machinery used in farming. Often, they design and build equipment and infrastructure that can help farmers and food producers make their production more efficient. Some agricultural engineers specialize in non-food-related industries such as developing biofuels from biological and agricultural waste, further promoting more environment-friendly living ways.

 

What Does It Take To Be An Agricultural Engineer?

  • Possess an undergraduate degree in a relevant field such as Agricultural Engineering, Mechanical engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biological Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Forestry, or Advanced Calculus

  • Ideally, possess a Masters or Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering if they didn’t pursue Agricultural engineering as an undergraduate degree.

  • Posses a license as a professional engineer

  • Typically at least four years of relevant work experience.

What skills do I need?

  • Problem-solving Skills 

  • Analytical Skills

  • Math Skills 

  • Eye for design

  • Communication Skills

  • Creativity and Innovation

What can I do now to prepare to be an Agricultural Engineer? 

  • Join a school or community math, science, or engineering club. If there are none in your school or community, start one!

  • Enter STEM-related competitions in your school or community. 

  • Join competitions STEM-related and develop skills to design solutions to a variety of problems. 

  • Try to gain experience by joining internship programs with recognized organizations that make use of agricultural engineering. 

 

Advice From an Agricultural Engineer

“My job is to provide the data to the farmer so they can make better decisions for the future. This is called rural connectivity. The challenges of my job are what motivate me. For each new feature or issue, I need to come up with a solution. I have a new challenge every day. I am always learning something new and I love it.” - Andrea Lima

 

Know more about this job:

https://alltogether.swe.org/2020/09/dayinlife-agricultural-engineer-andrea/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BXpGjm6fEA

https://www.lidaplantresearch.com/2019/05/15/why-is-agricultural-engineering-so-important-to-society/?lang=en

http://www.un-csam.org/Activities%20Files/A0704/PPT31.pdf

https://www.truity.com/career-profile/agricultural-engineer

Environmental Engineer

An environmental engineer is an engineer specializing in understanding ecological and environmental issues to protect people from adverse environmental effects. They combine engineering concepts to solve water, pollution, air, land, waste management, and energy. Some environmental engineers also work as consultants for private and public sectors.
 

What Does It Take To Be An Agricultural Engineer?

  • Possess an undergraduate degree in a relevant field such as Civil Engineering, Biological Engineering, Mechanical engineering, Environment Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Advanced Calculus

  • Ideally, possess a Masters or Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences and Engineering. 

  • Posses a license as a professional engineer

  • Experience in the field of environment, city planning, waste management, or any relevant field

What skills do I need?

  • Problem-solving Skills 

  • Analytical Skills

  • Math Skills

  • Eye for design

  • Communication Skills

  • Collaboration Skills

  • Creativity and Innovation

  • Attention to detail

  • Cares for the environment

What can I do now to prepare to be an Environmental Engineer? 

  • Observe your surroundings! You’ll be able to see the work of environmental engineers all around you.

  • Join a school or community math, science, or environmental club. If there are none in your school or community, start one!

  • Enter STEM-related competitions in your school or community and develop skills to design solutions to various problems. 

  • Try to gain experience by joining internship programs with recognized organizations that make use of environmental engineering. 

 

Advice From an Environmental Engineer

“The environment that people live in is the environment that they learn to live in, respond to, and perpetuate. If the environment is good, so be it. But if it is poor, so is the quality of life within it.”

 - Ellen Swallow Richards

 

Know more about this job:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHUO6PrsOzg

https://www.livescience.com/48390-environmental-engineering.html

https://www.livepositively.com/environmental-engineering-definition-tasks-and-importance/

https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-engineering-careers/engineering/environmental-engineer

Civil Engineer

A civil engineer deals with the design and construction of building environments such as roads, bridges, dams, buildings, tunnels, and other infrastructures. With civil engineering being the oldest branch of engineering, the first civil engineers started by living permanent settlements for humans to live in. These days, some civil engineers work on special projects such as airport design, ports, city planning, and even railways, making sure that things are built efficiently and effectively.

 

What Does It Take To Be A Civil Engineer?

  • Possess an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from any government-recognized college  or university

  • Has studied prerequisite subjects such as building design, structural design, engineering mathematics, hydraulics, and project management

  • For accreditation in the Philippines, one must be at least 21 years of age and a Filipino citizen.

  • Has passed the Civil Engineering Licensure Exam and possess a license to practice

What skills do I need?

  • Problem-solving Skills 

  • Math Skills

  • Communication Skills

  • Collaboration Skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Management Skills

  • Decision-making Skills

  • Organizational Skills

What can I do now to prepare to be a Civil Engineer? 

  • Observe your surroundings! You’ll be able to see the work of civil engineers all around you.

  • Expose yourself to the newest trends in design, be innovative!

  • Join a STEM-related club or organization. 

  • Enter STEM-related competitions in your school or community and develop skills to design solutions to various problems. 

  • Try to gain experience by joining internship programs with recognized organizations that use civil engineering, such as construction firms. 

 

Advice From a Civil Engineer

“Engineering is the art of directing the great sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of man.” - Thomas Tredgold

 

Know more about this job:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xbtnz4wdaA

https://www.ascemetsection.org/kids/what-is-civil-engineering

https://www.ice.org.uk/

https://www.aboutcivil.org/

Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineering is one of the broadest branches of engineering. A mechanical engineer uses problem-solving techniques from engineering to design and develop machinery or devices and automate manufacturing processes. Because they typically work with machines, mechanical engineers are essential in aerospace, automotive, biotechnology, energy, and electronics. 
 

What Does It Take To Be A Civil Engineer?

  • Possess an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from any government-recognized college or university

  • Has studied prerequisite subjects such as safety engineering, machine elements, thermodynamics, industrial processes, air conditioner and ventilation, and machine design

  • Has passed the Mechanical Engineering Licensure Exam and possess a license to practice

  • To become a Professional Mechanical Engineer, the highest accreditation of mechanical engineer in the Philippines, you must possess a Mechanical Engineer license and have four years of active mechanical engineering practice.

What skills do I need?

  • Problem-solving Skills 

  • Math Skills

  • Communication Skills

  • Collaboration Skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Management Skills

  • Creativity

  • Ability to work under pressure

What can I do now to prepare to be a Mechanical Engineer? 

  • Do DIY engineering projects at home! Get your creative juices flowing and build your own machines and devices.

  • Join a STEM-related club or organization. Get a group of like-minded people to help you build your engineering skills. 

  • Enter STEM-related competitions in your school or community and develop skills to design solutions to various problems. 

  • Try to gain experience by joining internship programs with recognized organizations that use mechanical engineering, such as any consumer-goods companies or manufacturing firms. 

 

Advice From a Mechanical Engineer

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” – Leonardo da Vinci

 

Know more about this job:

https://www.learnhowtobecome.org/mechanical-engineer/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1V-QQ5wFU4

https://www.britannica.com/technology/mechanical-engineering

https://diy.org/skills/70

https://psme.org.ph/

Engineering Teacher

An engineering teacher is - you guessed it!- an educator who specializes in teaching engineering concepts. Engineering teachers have the critical task of forming and preparing the minds of future engineers. They help develop curriculums to prepare better students who want to become engineers and act as mentors. Most engineering teachers have a specialization in a particular area of engineering such as mechanical, civil, electrical, chemical, biomedical, or agricultural engineering. They have gained a lot of experience while being engineers themselves.
 

What Does It Take To Be An Engineering Teacher? 

  • Possess an undergraduate degree in Engineering from any government-recognized college or university

  • Posses a Masters or Ph.D. in any Engineering specialization 

  • Posses a license as a professional engineer

  • Experience in the field of engineering

  • Possess a Professional Teaching Certificate

What skills do I need?

  • Subject-matter knowledge

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Management Skills

  • Creativity

  • Research Skills

  • Teaching Skills

What can I do now to prepare to be an Engineering Teacher? 

  • Find an area of engineering that you are interested in specializing in! 

  • Learn from your classroom experiences. Observe how your teachers keep your class motivated!

  • Join a STEM-related club or organization. Get a group of like-minded people to help you build your engineering skills and prepare you to work with others.

  • Join  STEM-related competitions and seminars, develop new skills and meet new people

 

Advice From an Engineering Teacher

“As engineers, we are going to be in a position to change the world - not just study it.” - Henry Petroski

 

Know more about this job:

https://this.deakin.edu.au/career/the-benefits-of-a-career-change-for-engineers-to-teaching

https://gineersnow.com/engineering/engineering-professor-isnt-easy-think

https://www.owlguru.com/career/engineering-teachers-postsecondary/requirements/