What is engineering?

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.

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.

Engineers are shaping the future by applying their skills to almost everything you can think of, from medicine to renewable energy, food technologies to sustainable mining. There really is no limit to what engineers can do.

Inspiring the next generation of female engineers: Debbie Sterling at TEDxPSU