What is Engineering?

Engineering involves the acquisition and application of scientific, mathematical, economic, social, and practical knowledge to solve problems in our daily lives. Engineers are therefore problem-solvers who make things work more efficiently and effectively at lower costs. Engineering helps to improve our modern life, as exemplified by great engineering inventions such as computer chips, satellites, medical devices and renewable energy technologies, etc. The work of engineers can be experienced in all parts of our daily lives which include making a call with mobile phone, playing internet games, shopping online, riding on a vehicle, walking across a bridge and even wearing body lotion. Engineering is everywhere in the world around us.

Winning photos of "Engineering Life in Your Eyes" Photo Competition held by HKUST School of Engineering in May 2010