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Engineers apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop economical solutions to technical problems. Their work is the link between scientific discoveries and the commercial applications that meet societal and consumer needs. In addition to their involvement in design and development, many engineers work in testing, production, or maintenance. These engineers supervise production in factories, determine the causes of a component’s failure, and test manufactured products to maintain quality. They also estimate the time and cost required to complete projects. Supervisory engineers are responsible for major components or entire projects. (Adapted from Career Cornerstone Centre)

Engineers study, specialize and work in many different fields. Additional information on specific engineering disciplines can be found on the following occupational pages:

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The University of Manitoba provides education in some, but not all disciplines of engineering. Please see the discipline's corresponding occupational page listed above to determine if an educational program is available at the University of Manitoba.

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Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials - information for foreign-trained engineers

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Date modified: July 5, 2018

Holland Code:
 Investigative / Realistic

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A quote from a U of M Career Mentor &

Civil Engineer:

“I thoroughly enjoy meeting the students and discussing possible career paths in engineering. It is a profession with almost unlimited possibilities and of course most students just starting out do not appreciate this. They may also not realize that the profession is not just number crunching but provides opportunities for significant creativity, which is the mark of good engineering, and also the opportunity to serve the public good.”