• Question: In societyhow does engineering rank among the others

    Asked by zoha to Ant, Dan, Matt, Mike, Steph on 18 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Matt Maddock

      Matt Maddock answered on 18 Mar 2012:

      I think Engineering is seen as a good career and I think people see engineers as clever and resourceful, although perhaps a little ‘techy’ and difficult to understand.

      But I also think the future will contain more and more challenges that will only be answerable by engineers and scientists. Society will come to realise the vital role engineers play in making the modern world what it is!

      …and that apart from our jobs, we’re just like everyone else!

    • Photo: Dan Veal

      Dan Veal answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      I grew up in America, and I think engineers there are really well respected, and make very good money. I Britain they’re still respected, but i’m not sure the is quite on the same level in terms of pay and prestige.

      As Matt said, we are just like everyone else in the end 😉

    • Photo: Anthony Hollingsworth

      Anthony Hollingsworth answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      Very highly! although exactly where depends on peoples opinions though really. some people like poems over power plants i guess…

    • Photo: Stephanie Tomlinson

      Stephanie Tomlinson answered on 19 Mar 2012: