Engineering covers many different types of activity.

  • Engineers make things, they make things work and they make things work better
  • Engineers use their creativity to design solutions to the world’s problems
  • Engineers help build the future
  • Engineers work in almost every area that affect people - including biomedical engineering, like new materials for hip replacements or advanced prosthetics
  • Engineers make the food we eat and the medicines we take. They also develop new materials like high performance sports fabrics or new electronic displays

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  • Engineers build the world around us including buildings, roads, bridges, schools and hospitals 
  • Engineers also manage our water, gas and electricity supplies and they also develop new ways to generate electricity such as wind and solar power


This is Engineering

Engineering is an exciting, varied and rewarding career, and yet the UK has a shortage of young people applying for engineering courses and engineering jobs. 

This is Engineering is a new multi-year campaign led by the Royal Academy of Engineering in partnership with eleven major engineering organisations to change the perception of engineering among young people aged 13-18.

This is Engineering