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Where do you think the future of engineering is heading?

#engineering #electrical-engineering #materials-engineering # technology #clean energy

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NITISH’s Answer

Hi Jack, great question. I found a relevant article that sheds light on future of engineering. Below is the link. This is mostly related to mechanical engineering but thought would be helpful.

Future of engineering:

1) Electric Vehicle
2) Nanoengineering
3) Biomechatronics
4) Manufacturing

https://www.thomasnet.com/insights/4-things-to-expect-for-the-future-of-mechanical-engineering/

Thanks,
Nitish
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Jeff’s Answer

Really good question. I see themes around engineering revolving around a few key technologies and verticals. From a vertical perspective, healthcare and transportation are areas in need of innovation and it is happening. These two areas are driving a lot of change due to the global pandemic, how this has impacted the supply chain and delivery, and, regardless of the pandemic, these two areas drive a significant amount of GDP and spending.

From a technology perspective, almost all industries will be looking at environmental impacts so things like sustainability, carbon footprint reduction, and air quality will drive new needs. This lends itself to new battery technologies, electric vehicles, carbon capture, and similar domains.

Emerging technologies you should see in future years could be quantum computing

Hope some of these ideas help.
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Mickael’s Answer

Hi Jack,

Technology in general will move towards faster computation, higher number of inputs and less resources consumption. Since your tags are specifically for electrical engineering and material engineering, I believe the former will try to find solutions to consume less and less materials (better circuitry, less energy need, better transportation, less loss ...). The latter will move to environment friendly, more durable. Both also will try to reduce costs (of course).
Then like NITISH else said, those new technologies will be used in the medical, mining, environment cleaning, computing, agriculture, almost everywhere.
Data and Environment are the two main topics of our current era. After this Corona virus episode, medical applications to create solutions based on data (that will be produced faster) is also going to be important. Using bioengineering and nanotechnology will help and for that we need more reliable, less consuming, safer components.
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Adriana’s Answer

I agree with Davina, the Internet of Things is growing in today's world. IT is expanding more into healthcare and to areas like agriculture where business owners are able to streamline, measure more effectively and reduce cost. Overall STEM is in high demand so there are many possibilities for you, find an area where you will enjoy what you do and you won't work a day in your life!
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Mark’s Answer

Hi Jack!

Engineering has a lot of avenues! According to one of the sites I looked at, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the engineering profession as a whole will increase in jobs by 3% from 2014 to 2024. Looking at the huge strides in technology, science and computing, engineering students and graduates worldwide can expect to remain in high demand over the next several decades.

Faster Data Transfer and Information Sharing. Health! I see Biomedical engineers continuing to be in need. Basically, just about every industry needs engineers!

The future looks good!

Hope this helps!
Mark

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Gaby’s Answer

Software, Software, Software. Every engineering demand software and the demand will increase in the next 20-30 years. However, eventually software will become commodity, a necessary skill for any engineer or scientist. So, picking software today will allow you to switch to many fields in the future. There are some more specific areas that will grow such as Biology, brain studies, Artificial Intelligence, Data analysis. Pick what you like, not what other like. Good Luck, Gaby.
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Davina’s Answer

The future of engineering and innovation is very bright.

I see the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics and the relationship between healthcare and IT being very strong in the future.
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