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Discipline Description

Engineers are fascinated by questions of how and why things work. They use their training in mathematics, physics and chemistry to understand the physical world and develop creative solutions to society's complex needs. Engineering is highly collaborative and demands strong communication skills.

—Explore Engineering, UW College of Engineering here

Electrical Engineers design, produce and operate devices and systems that use electric and electromagnetic energy for sensing, processing, visualizing and using information.

Mechanical engineers design, produce and maintain mechanical devices and systems.

For additional descriptions of engineering fields, see here