McGill's Women in Engineering initiative assists and encourages girls and women interested in following their dreams to pursue an architecture, engineering, or urban planning degree.
What do engineers, architects and urban planners do?
Engineers are problem solvers. We take math and science and apply them to situations in the real world.
Architects and planners design buildings and cities. We combine art and engineering to improve the physical environments we inhabit.
In addition to typical technological applications, the work of an engineer, architect, and urban planner can substantially improve people’s lives by way of its impact on society, the environment, health care, etc. As members of these professions, you might:
- Design wearable technologies,
- Create facial recognition apps,
- Build bridges that adapt to environmental conditions,
- Come up with innovative housing for use after natural disasters,
- Develop new ways to clean water,
- Propose alternative fuel engines,
- Program computers to analyse medical images,
- Make intelligent wheelchairs,
- Find innovative uses for natural resources,
- Design smart neighbourhoods,
- Plan futuristic dwellings,
- Address social injustices.
Take the first step
If you love science and math and want to use them to design new technologies for helping people and the planet, architecture, engineering, or urban planning may be the career for you!
What's your area?
Take a closer look at Electrical & Computer Engineering
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