What Can a Degree in Engineering Lead To?

What skills have been associated with Engineering majors?

  • Analytical and detail oriented
  • Building or improving the way things work
  • Communication abilities
  • Conceptualization, design and analysis
  • Designing, building and installing different systems
  • Enterpreneurial spirit
  • High level of scientific knowledge
  • Identifying and trouble-shooting technical issues
  • Innovation, imaginative and creative
  • Labor-entry education and experience
  • Perform extensive research
  • Prepare and write technical reports
  • Strong mathematics, science and computer abilities
  • Systems design skills
  • Testing and repairing instruments
  • Understand the working environment and requirements

What potential of work settings could I consider?

  • Agricultural Organizations
  • Computer/High Tech Companies
  • Construction Firms
  • Crime Labratories
  • Government Departments and Agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Law Firms
  • Mining and Oil Companies
  • Non-profit, Public and Private Sectors
  • Radio Stations and Newspapers
  • Research and Development Instituates
  • Sales and Management (Business sector)
  • Scientific Journals
  • Telecommunication Electronic Firms
  • Utilities Companies (Hydro, Transportation)
  • Water Treatment, and Recycling or Power Plants

What professional associations/memberships/affiliations are related to Engineering majors?

Canadian Academy of Engineering

Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists

Engineering Institute of Canada

Engineers Canada

Information and Communication Technology Council

Institute of Electricals and Electronics Engineers

Institute of Power Engineers

What are some of the on-campus resources available?

Work Integrated Learning - www.sfu.ca/wil

Career Services - www.sfu.ca/career

Co-operative Education (Engineering)- www.ensc.sfu.ca/co-op/students

Volunteer Services - www.sfu.ca/volunteer

School of Engineering Science - www.ensc.sfu.ca

Engineering Undergraduate Student Society- www.sfu.ca/esss