School students (Under-16s)
What is engineering?
Engineers use creativity, design and problem solving to produce almost everything you come across in your daily life. From the mobile phones you use and TVs you watch, to the food you eat and the jeans you wear. Engineering is behind everything.
Meet the future you
Engineers are problem-solvers, tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. They work on the next generation of spacecraft for missions to Mars; they develop more lifelike artificial limbs; they find sustainable ways to grow food and build houses, and so much more.
If you are interested in science and maths as well as design and technology then engineering could be for you. There are several routes to get into engineering and different types of engineering to choose from, to suit your skills and interests.
The Tomorrow's Engineers website has all the information you need need to know about the world of engineering including a career finder tool that discovers the ideal engineering job for you, blogs from real-life engineers and much more.
Answer a few short questions and find out how YOUR skills and passions could lead to an exciting job in the future. Whether you're just starting out, or ready to think about your next steps, this is the quiz for YOU.
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What is mechanical engineering?
Mechanical engineers provide solutions to the development of products and systems, ranging from small product designs to extremely large machinery or vehicles. They can work on all stages of a product, from research and development to design and manufacture, working all around the world. Mechanical engineers are the inventors who turn ideas into reality.
Find out what mechanical engineers do