Engineers apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop solutions to technical problems. Engineers develop, test, and produce new products. Engineers use computers extensively to produce and analyze designs, to simulate how systems operates, and monitor quality of processes. Most engineers specialize. Civil engineering, for example, design and supervise construction of roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, and bridges. Biomedical engineers develop devices and procedures that solve medical and health-related problems. Computer hardware engineers oversee the manufacture and installation of computer hardware. Environmental engineers develop solutions to environmental problems such as water and air pollution. Health and safety engineer identify potential hazards and recommend responses to reduce the risk of illness, injury, or damage. Industrial engineers determine the most effective ways to use the basic factors of production—people, machines, materials, information, and energy—to make a product or provide a service. Mining and geological engineers find, extract, and prepare coal, metals, and minerals for use by manufacturing industries and utilities.

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