Engineering is the discipline that involves acquiring and applying scientific, mathematical, economic, social, and practical knowledge, in order to design and build structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes.
The American Engineers’ Council for Professional Development has defined engineering as:
The creative application of scientific principles to design or develop structures, machines, apparatus, or manufacturing processes, or works utilizing them singly or in combination; or to construct or operate the same with full cognizance of their design; or to forecast their behavior under specific operating conditions; all as respects an intended function, economics of operation and safety to life and property.
Engineering has existed since ancient times as humans devised fundamental inventions such as the pulley, lever, and wheel. Each of these inventions is consistent with the modern definition of engineering, exploiting basic mechanical principles to develop useful tools and objects.
Our Engineering Recruiters at Quality Recruiting have spent years working with both engineers and hiring managers involved in many different engineering disciplines. When you speak with one of our recruiters, you can feel confident that he/she understands what it is that you do and what kind of position you may be looking for.
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