Albert Einstein, one of the world's greatest scientists, hit the nail right on the head when he pondered the question 'what is engineering?'. In simple terms, engineers identify a problem, and come up with a solution - often creating something completely new in the process.
Engineering is a broad discipline which is often broken down into several sub-disciplines. Although an engineer will usually be trained in a specific discipline, he or she may become multi-disciplined through experience.
Traditionally, engineering is about infrastructure. Engineers were known to create bridges and vehicles that got us from A to B faster more efficiently. Now engineering is acknowledged as a discipline that opens up opportunities and creates technology and products that help make our lives easier.