Other Branches of Engineering


Other Branches of Engineering

The branches of engineering that Geneva covers – civil, computer, electrical, mechanical, and chemical – are among the main branches of engineering in terms of history, number of practitioners, employment opportunities, etc.  But there are many other branches of engineering, most of them more specialized than the ones Geneva offers.  A bachelor′s degree from Geneva in one of the branches of engineering that we do offer can prepare you to do graduate study in some of these.

Many of these branches of engineering have their own professional societies.  The member societies of ABET (http://www.abet.org) include no less than 22 discipline-specific engineering societies.

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

http://www.abet.org/gov.shtml

ABET recognizes the following branches of engineering in addition to the ones that Geneva offers:

 

Aerospace Engineering

Closely related to mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering focuses on the design of airplanes and rockets.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

http://www.aiaa.org/

 

Agricultural Engineering

Agricultural engineers work in the areas of food production, forestry, and other natural resource and biological systems.

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

http://asabe.org/

 

Architectural Engineering

Closely related to the structural engineering branch of civil engineering, architectural engineering focuses on the design and construction of buildings.

 

American Society of Civil Engineers

http://www.asce.org/asce.cfm

 

Bioengineering or Biomedical Engineering

Bioengineers work with biological systems, including the technologies devoted to health care.

Biomedical Engineering Society

http://www.bmes.org/

 

Ceramic Engineering

A branch of materials engineering, ceramics engineering deals with glass, ceramics, polymers, and similar materials.

National Institute of Ceramic Engineers

http://www.ceramics.org/acers5/membership/sdc_pages/sdcdisplay.asp?ItemID=4

 

Construction Engineering

A branch of civil engineering, construction engineering deals with the process of constructing buildings, bridges, highways, and many other structures.

American Society of Civil Engineers

http://www.asce.org/asce.cfm

 

Engineering Management

Engineering management is concerned with business management applied to engineering and technology.

Institute of Industrial Engineers

http://www.iienet.org/

 

Engineering Mechanics

Engineering mechanics, fundamental to both civil and mechanical engineering, deals with the behavior of materials subjected to forces.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

http://www.asme.org/

 

Environmental Engineering

A branch of both civil and chemical engineering, environmental engineering is concerned with all kinds of pollution control technology.

American Academy of Environmental Engineers

http://www.aaee.net/

 

Geological Engineering

Related to mining engineering, geological engineering is concerned with problems requiring the knowledge and application of geology, including mining and waste disposal.

Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration

http://www.smenet.org/

 

Industrial Engineering

Industrial engineering deals with the interface between people, business, and technological systems.

Institute of Industrial Engineers

http://www.iienet.org/

 

Manufacturing Engineering

Manufacturing engineering deals with the design of products and the processes for making them.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

http://www.sme.org

 

Materials or Metallurgical Engineering

Materials engineering deals with the properties of materials in relation to their use in engineered systems.

The Minerals, Metals, & Materials Society

http://www.tms.org/TMSHome.html

 

Mining Engineering

Mining engineering deals with surface and underground mining.

Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration

http://www.smenet.org/

 

Naval Architecture or Marine Engineering

Naval architecture deals with the design of ships.

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

http://www.sname.org/

 

Nuclear of Radiological Engineering

Nuclear engineering deals with nuclear power and other technologies involving radiation.

American Nuclear Society

http://www.ans.org/

 

Ocean Engineering

Ocean engineering includes the design of marine structures and other technologies used in the ocean.

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

http://www.sname.org/

 

Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum Engineering deals with the technology required to extract oil from the earth.

Society of Petroleum Engineers

http://www.spe.org/

 

Software Engineering

Software engineering deals with the development and maintenance of software systems.

Computer Science Accreditation Board

http://www.csab.org/

 

Surveying

Surveyors deal with mapping, boundary surveying, geographical information systems, and related technologies.

American Congress on Surveying and Mapping

http://www.acsm.net/