What’s it like being an engineer?

Have you ever wondered who invented spacecraft or made airplanes fly, how water sources can be developed in countries suffering drought, or how the graphics in computer games and movies are created?

They are all innovations imagined, designed and created by engineers. Engineering is an exciting career that plays an important part in our lives.

There is a huge range of engineering disciplines. A discipline is another word for a field of study or a specialty. Just like how doctors can choose to be surgeons or GPs, engineers can choose what area they want to specialise in.

We asked some engineers to tell you a little about what they do and why they do it -- click the links in the left margin to read what they said.