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Engineering Disciplines

The areas of work for engineers are diverse. Opportunities exist right across the spectrum from research and development to design, manufacturing, the services sector and the business world.

The area of technical work you might end up in depends on the discipline of engineering studied in college. However, there is always flexibility to move between the different disciplines of engineering during your career. If you cannot make up your mind between the varieties of disciplines, you can apply to one of the general courses available in third-level education and specialise later.

Explore the links in the left margin to see details of some of the main engineering disciplines. 

Visit our video section to hear young engineers talk about their jobs in their own words.