The Future of Engineering: What Does it Hold?

The demand for emerging technologies makes a career in engineering an exciting one. Engineering is being called upon and applied in wider variety of situations, leading us to predict an increase in the demand for different types of engineers.

The type of engineers required will depend on the particular sector. Civil engineers will be required to revolutionise the cities we live in, mechanical engineers will be called upon to improve how we travel, biomedical and chemical engineers will help future generations overcome challenging health issues, and computer engineers will develop the technology that will make all of this possible. In this blog we look at the exciting developments in store for engineering.

The world wide web

The world is now run via the internet, from government agencies to further education, you can now access almost any service, from any business or service online.

As the requirements for data increase, we will need engineers who can make sure these channels of data and information transfer work as expected and continue to expand and evolve.

Future computer engineers will be responsible for this, they will also be responsible for developing the technology that drives a connected and efficient global marketplace, this could be through AI or other types of emerging technology.

A healthy population

Drugs and medicines operate under the umbrella of medical sciences. However, the equipment used certainly wouldn’t exist without engineering.

The global population has been increasing in age for generations, driving the need to start developing – or improving upon – the solutions, equipment, and devices that help tackle the future health issues that are associated with an ageing population. These solutions, equipment, and devices will require biomedical engineers.

If you walked into a surgical theatre today you would find dozens of highly complex pieces of machinery, all designed to improve your chances of surviving surgery. Equipment is always advancing making it inevitability that engineers will become ever more valuable in this field.

A spark of innovation

The science of combustion, is the process by which fuel is turned into energy through a heating process. Combustion engineers plan and implement combustion equipment testing and designing new energy-burning systems.

Combustion is important for the modern engineer, it is vital that we strive to design combustion processes that are more efficient, ones that produce less pollutants – such as hydrocarbons, particles and nitrogen oxides.

Combustion engineers design solutions for everything from heating systems for your home and business, to car engines, and in all areas of manufacturing. A degree in mechanical engineering – or chemical engineering – may be required for workers in the field of combustion engineering.

The Future for Combustion Engineering

Combustion engineering may be at the forefront of developing new technologies in fuel consumption. As the global need for energy efficiency increases and the search for new, environmentally sustainable fuels intensifies, the need for combustion engineers will expand too.

Energy will remain a huge industry with skill and innovation increasingly in high demand. Our addiction and reliance on technology will only continue to grow and therefore, the importance of Engineers will follow suit. So what does the future hold for engineering? We are on the cusp of some exciting changes and innovations with health and energy under the spotlight. At Energy Technology and Control we have some incredibly exciting products undergoing testing and look forward to announcing them later this year. If you have a problem that needs solving, speak to a member of our team to discover how we can help.