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


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



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



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



Bioengineering or Biomedical Engineering

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

Biomedical Engineering Society



Ceramic Engineering

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

National Institute of Ceramic Engineers



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



Engineering Management

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

Institute of Industrial Engineers



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



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



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



Industrial Engineering

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

Institute of Industrial Engineers



Manufacturing Engineering

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

Society of Manufacturing Engineers



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



Mining Engineering

Mining engineering deals with surface and underground mining.

Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration



Naval Architecture or Marine Engineering

Naval architecture deals with the design of ships.

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers



Nuclear of Radiological Engineering

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

American Nuclear Society



Ocean Engineering

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

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers



Petroleum Engineering

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

Society of Petroleum Engineers



Software Engineering

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

Computer Science Accreditation Board




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

American Congress on Surveying and Mapping