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What kind of engineers are there?

I'm aware that there are different types of engineers but I'm not too familiar with them. What are they? #engineer

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Chetan’s Answer

There are different types of engineers, for example, (check this link)

Other than this there are many other like:
- Computer Engineer (Software Engineers / Hardware Engineers)
- Automobile Engineer
- Electronics Engineer

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Rodrigo’s Answer

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Here are some examples:

-Mechatronic engineer
-Environmental engineer
-Industrial engineer
-Computer science engineer
-Biomedic engineer
-Chemistry engineer
-Civil engineer
-Electronic engineer
-Mechanic engineer

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Joseph’s Answer

To add to the lists people have given already, there's a few categories of engineer I work alongside which I've not seen mentioned yet. (Despite being a physicist rather than an engineer, my own role overlaps with these areas too):

Nuclear Engineering: Big overlap with nuclear physics. Nuclear Engineers design and operate nuclear systems, in civil power generation, naval propulsion, research and medical applications. Whether it's designing pressure vessels to enclose a nuclear reactor; managing the thermal-hydraulic conditions; designing radiation-shielded areas; or getting an in-depth understanding of the finer reactor neutronics details; nuclear engineers have many roles to play.

Controls and Instrumentation (C&I) Engineering: Fair amount of overlap with software and electrical engineering. Many systems have some sort of sensors to monitor or something that needs automatic control - whether it's as simple as an automatic door that needs to know to stop the motor when it gets to the closed position; or something as complex as a power plant using complex mathematical feedback loops to adjust temperatures, flow valves and more in response to changes like grid demand. C&I Engineers design and configure the hardware and software logic of the control systems to measure various signals and have the system respond appropriately, which often means using technologies like PLCs (programmable logic controllers).