In light of today’s challenges, whether they are human, environmental, financial or computational, engineers have an important role to play in conceiving, designing, developing, building or monitoring solutions to a problem.
Engineers are responsible for resolving the concrete and often complex technical issues they are assigned within a company. They must have in-depth knowledge of their chosen field as well as sound expertise acquired both during their studies and through experience.
An engineer can engage in a variety of skilled trades (project manager, industrial manager, computer engineer, quality engineer, civil engineer, etc.) in more than 30 different fields including the environment, information technology, biomedical research, transportation, telecommunications, electrics, aeronautics and sustainable development. They can perform a wide variety of tasks within all types of organizations.
In Canada, engineering is a regulated profession. The relevant licence is mandatory for all those wishing to work as a professional engineer and hold the P. Eng. status. Regulatory bodies established in each Canadian province and territory govern the profession and issue licences to engineers who meet the profession’s high standards.