A Career in Engineering
Instructor: P. A. Wiedorn
To complete this task you should:
- Choose a type of engineering (engineering discipline). There is a list below that you can choose from. If you would like to pick a type of engineering that is not on the list, have your choice approved by the teacher.
- Research the type of engineering to answer questions such as:
You can look at TryEngineering.org, a website about engineering as a career. Another good source of information about careers is the Occupational Outlook Handbook. You can also look at the engineering society for your type of engineering. There is a list below.
The College Atlas may help you find colleges and engineering majors.
Create a web page based on this format. The purpose of the web page is to inform high school juniors and seniors considering a career in engineering and to persuade them to choose your particular discipline.
Submit your web page to be added to the list below.
- Why Engineering?
- Descripton—why this particular discipline. What is it?
- Conditions—hours and working environment.
- Demand—is this a growing or shrinking field?
- Starting salary and employment opportunities for recent graduates, mid-level, top management.
- Education requirements—What to study in high school. What courses you will take in college.
- Best schools for that particular discipline.
- You need not stick to the provided format. Make your web page appealing to high school juniors and seniors. Sell your type of engineering.
- There should be graphics (pictures) that support the purpose and the web page should be compelling.
- The content should be well thought out and in depth.
- The web page should reflect in-depth research and all actions should be documented in your engineer's notebook.
- HTML code should be free of errors and may contain code beyond that presented.
- Your type of engineering must be offered by a department in an accredited university.
- Provide hot links to those departments at your top schools.
- Document your efforts in your engineers notebook.
Types of Engineering Web Pages
International Technology and Engineering Education Association
Technology and Engineering Education Association of Maryland
Last updated on 24 September 2016 by P. A. Wiedorn