Engineering is the application of scientific knowledge to solving problems in the real world. allows us to gain an understanding of the World and the Universe, Engineering enables this understanding to come to life through problem-solving, designing and building things. The electronic device you are using to read this article was engineered from raw plastic, metal, silicon and lines of software code before being transformed into a usable device. Pretty cool!
Engineers can be distinguished from other professions by their ability to solve complex problems and implement solutions in cost effective and practical ways. This ability to face a problem, work through various thoughts and abstract ideas and then translating them into reality is what is so exciting about engineering.
There are many branches and fields within the various Engineering disciplines which can be rather confusing. However, all Engineering degrees are based on one of the 4 major disciplines of Civil, Chemical, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.