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List of all engineering fields 

 Engineering is the application of scientific knowledge to the design, maintenance, and control of machines, electrical equipment, roads, bridges and so on. Basically, engineering involves the design, control, maintenance and repair of everything ranging from wheelbarrow to airplanes to electrical generators to nuclear plants.

Engineers are problem solvers and they work as a team to solve the myriads problems of life where technological principles can be applied. For example, to speed up and reduce the stress in the sewing of clothes, engineers invented the sewing machine, to solve the problem of low productivity in agriculture, engineers came up with machinery etc.

it is pertinent to know that science remains the bedrock of engineering. In another word, there is no engineering without science. Science discovers! Engineering applies scientific knowledge!


There are so many fields in engineering, which I would list out in this post. Each engineering field contains different areas of specialization, therefore paving the way to diverse job opportunities. For example, a civil engineer can choose to specialize in any of these areas; design of structures, hydrology, high way design, sewage treatment and many more. These engineering fields include;

  • Aeronautical engineering
  • Agricultural engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Electronics and computer engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electrical/ electronic engineering
  • Software engineering
  • Marine engineering
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Computer engineering
  • Industrial and production engineering
  • Material/ metallurgical engineering
  • Oil and gas engineering
  • Nuclear engineering
  • Petroleum engineering
  • Computer science and engineering
  • Mechatronics engineering
  • Robotic engineering
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Electronic and computer engineering
  • System engineering
  • Automobile engineering
  • Control engineering


To become an engineer in Nigeria, you would have to gain admission into an accredited engineering program by the National Union Commission (NUC) and the council of registered engineers in Nigeria (COREN). There are over 100 universities in Nigeria at present and more than half of them offers admission into an accredited engineering program by the National Union Commission (NUC) and the council of registered engineers in Nigeria (COREN)

After spending 4-5 years at the university, you would be known as a graduate engineer or pupil engineer and would not be entitled to bear the name “engineer” you are to gain experience in the guidance of professional engineers for 4-5 years usually in an engineering firm, then you can be registered by the council of registered engineers in Nigeria (COREN).
Doing so, you are entitled to bear the name “engineer” and can start up an engineering company without any interference

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