• Question: Are there fields of engineering? For example: In Biology, there are divisions such as biochemistry, bioinformatics, genetic engineering. If there are, what are they?

    Asked by 643heak29 to Alex, Carmel, Kath, Sean, Steve, Valerie on 9 Nov 2017.
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      Valerie Bentivegna answered on 9 Nov 2017:

      For engineering, in general, there is civil, computing, chemical, biomedical, mechanical and electrical engineering (this is definitely not the full list, just the ones I can think of now).

      Even within biomedical engineering there are a few different fields. You already mentioned genetic engineering. There is also tissue engineering, medical device development, …

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      Kathryn Thomas answered on 9 Nov 2017:

      Engineering is amazingly diverse! Theres so many (mechanical, electrical, chemical, aeronautical for example) and then they all split up more but theres also ones which are mixes of everything else, its really cool.

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      Carmel Howe answered on 10 Nov 2017:

      Valerie’s answer is great. Also, I am probably more associated with optical engineering. There really is a branch of engineering for everything.