Engineering is an extensive profession, covering a wide range of applications and industries. Because of this, it has had to be broken up into many different branches. Engineering has traditionally been broken up into four main categories: mechanical, civil, chemical and electrical. However, as the technological world progresses, more branches of engineering are constantly being defined.
With so many options to choose from, it might be difficult for you to know which type of engineering is best for you. The best way for you to choose which engineering degree is most suitable to you is to realise which branch most excites you. All engineering is math-based and all of the branches involve a lot of problem-solving. Choosing which kind of problems you want to solve and which industry you’d most like to work in is the best way to choose your degree. Engineering degrees are notoriously difficult, so choosing the one that interests you will make it easier for you stay motivated and committed during your course and help you find a career that you will enjoy.
Below are the various types of engineering you’ll find at South African tertiary institutions:
Choosing to study engineering is more complicated than choosing what kind of engineering you want to study. You also need to decide what kind of engineering qualification you want.