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There are many different types of engineering. The most significant ones are civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and chemical engineering. Civil engineering is probably the first one that comes to mind when people think about engineering. These are the roads, bridges, dams, buildings, and canals that make up our human communities and infrastructure. All of those structures are designed and built under the supervision of civil engineers. Mechanical engineering is what puts the 'engine' into engineering. This is often where the problem-solving cleverness of engineers is most on display. Mechanical engineers can turn one type of energy into another one, or one type of motion into another, to solve problems. They're responsible for cogs and levers, joints and belts, cams and wheels, and shafts and pulleys. These basic structures, when taken to a highly complex level, lead to things like steam engines and the internal combustion engine of cars. Mechanical engineering, therefore, encompasses everything from car mechanics, to air-conditioning systems, to military aircrafts and robotics. Electrical engineering might be less acknowledged than other types of engineering, but it's probably the most central to the modern world in which we live. It's hard to imagine a world without electricity and electronics. From computers to televisions, to digital cameras to cell phones, each of these technologies is a product of electrical engineering. It began with simple electrical systems like the telegraph, telephone, and light bulb, and advanced more and more from there. Chemical engineering is perhaps the least well known, but it's a no less important part of the field. It involves producing chemicals, such as man-made and space-age materials, and fuels for human use. The gas you put in your car exists thanks to chemical engineering. So do polyester clothes, plastic toys and bottles, and even treatments for diseases, which often involve chemical engineering processes. Distillation plants and refineries are designed by chemical engineers. Distillation plants and refineries are designed by chemical engineers When you put all of these pieces together, you see that the modern world we live in would be completely impossible without engineering; and even into the future, the problem-solving skills of engineers have the potential to solve many problems.

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