Engineering is a broad field that touches upon many disciplines ranging from architecture to computer science to mechanics. In its most basic form, however, engineering is the process of solving real world problems using applied science and mathematics. As such, those looking to pursue engineering careers must possess a solid foundation in these two areas. While much of this can obtained at the secondary or associate level, most engineers enter the workforce with bachelors training or higher under their belt.

You must be able to create new systems and new ways to work. You must be able to think creatively and ask the right questions.

Math Skills
You must understand complex mathematical analysis, calculus and other mathematics for design and troubleshooting.

Mechanical Skills
The ability to understand mechanical concepts and processes easily, as well as use equipment and tools will help you in your profession.

Problem-Solving Skills
Engineers work to develop new solutions to problems. You will need the skills to identify the source of the problem and create and test solutions.

Engineers will be part of a team in developing systems, fixing problems or creating solutions. You will need to work well with others in order to get the job done.

Listening Skills
Listening to workers, teammates and management is crucial to an engineer’s job.

Communication Skills
You must be able to communicate your plans, thoughts and rationale in your job. Good communication skills will help greatly in accomplishing your job.

Project Management
Large-scale project require the ability to manage time, supplies, personnel and funds.

Time Management
Managing one’s own time and the time of others.