22 Little-known Scholarships for Engineering Students

Are you interested in studying engineering? Do you wish to pursue a degree in engineering with financial assistance? Lucky for you to find this page! This article will not only provide you with a list of engineering scholarships for international students to study abroad, but also enlighten you about the differences between the many kinds of engineering studies along with the prospective careers.

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Introducing Engineering Majors

Engineering is a blend of creativity, science, technology, and problem-solving. You can find engineering majors in almost every higher institution all around the world. These majors vary into a wide range of specialties and subdivisions – mechanical, electrical, civil, etc. and the careers for engineering majors are even more varied. The core engineering majors are as below.

Aerospace Engineering

Also known as aeronautical engineering or astronautical engineering, aerospace engineering is the study of design, construction, and operation of aircraft. Today, the term “aerospace engineering” has been broadened to mean the design, construction, and operation of all vehicles that operate above the Earth’s surface. Within this major are incorporated topics including wing design, fuselage design, structural design, structural requirements, propulsion mechanisms, fuel types, guidance and instrumentation systems, auxiliary equipment, and production.

Aerospace engineering graduates are often found in the following careers:

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Aircraft engineer
  • Astronaut
  • Astrophysicist
  • College professor
  • Commercial pilot
  • Entrepreneur
  • Flight engineer
  • Meteorologist
  • Technical writer
  • Test pilot

Bioengineering / Biomedical Engineering

The terms bioengineering and biomedical engineering are often used interchangeably to describe the study of the application of engineering knowledge to the fields of medicine and biology. Bioengineering applies engineering principles to living things. It stands at the intersection of engineering, medicine, and the natural and physical sciences. This study combines design engineering and biological knowledge to create devices, design operations, and invent techniques to prolong or improve the health and well-being of humans and animals.

The possible careers for bioengineering graduates are:

  • Bioengineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • College professor
  • Materials engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Medical consultant
  • Physician
  • Physiologist
  • Reliability engineer
  • Research scientist

Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering is the study of materials, chemicals, or compounds that make processes work or fill production specifications or needs. Within this major, you will study the effects of chemicals or compounds on one another and seeks ways to ameliorate or reverse undesirable effects, such as pollution. Other things you’ll study within this major is discovering new, more advanced chemicals or compounds.

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Upon the completion of your study in chemical engineering, you can work as the follows:

  • Chemical engineer
  • College professor
  • Environmental engineer
  • Management consultant
  • Metallurgist
  • Petroleum engineer
  • Plant manager
  • Plastics engineer
  • Product designer
  • Production engineer
  • Research chemist
  • Research scientist
  • Technical writer

Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is a study concerned in the design and construction of dams, bridges, buildings, roads, and water supply systems. The scope widened to respond to the growing problems of a complex society including housing, pollution control, waste disposal, and the conservation of water resources.

Possible careers for civil engineering graduates are:

  • Civil engineer
  • College professor
  • Consultant
  • Contractor
  • Design engineer
  • Materials engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Waterworks engineer

Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering is the study of the range of systems that depend upon electricity for their operations from the smallest cell phone to the largest power generator. Electrical engineers function in a broad range of areas that include fiber optics, electronics, computers, communications systems, and microcircuits, as well as environmental control, biomedical engineering, and magnetics and power generation.

Careers that are related to electrical engineering are:

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • College professor
  • Design engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Management consultant
  • Military officer
  • Patent lawyer
  • Pilot
  • Power company manager
  • Production engineer
  • Research engineer
  • Technical writer

Engineering Science

Engineering science combines the fundamentals of classical and modern physics, chemistry, and mathematics with engineering applications.

Students who study engineering science can later work in the following careers:

  • Actuary
  • Aircraft designer
  • Astronomer
  • Astrophysicist
  • Business analyst
  • College professor
  • Electrical engineer
  • Electrical research engineer
  • Electronic controls engineer
  • Engineering physicist
  • Mathematician
  • Physicist
  • Project engineer
  • Quality control engineer
  • Software design engineer
  • Test engineer

Engineering Technology

Engineering technology is a more practical, hand-on course of study compared to other engineering majors. It is designed to give students practical training in the installation, maintenance, and operation of engineering systems, their components, and instruments.

Engineering technology graduates can work in the following fields:

  • Automobile industry
  • Broadcasting / education
  • Chemical processing
  • Construction
  • Consultants
  • Design engineers
  • Digital systems
  • Managers
  • Power generation
  • Systems engineers

Environmental Engineering

Environmental engineering is the study of technologies that conserve limited material and energy resources. The two sides to this task are: reducing environmental hazards, and; converting patenting liabilities into energy-related assets.

The possible careers for environmental engineering graduates are:

  • College professor
  • Consultant
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental engineer
  • Environmental lawyer
  • Lecturer
  • Pollution control engineer
  • Pollution officer
  • Research scientist
  • Teacher
  • Technical writer

Industrial Engineering

Also known as “manufacturing engineering”, industrial engineering is the study of the organization and conduct of manufacturing operations, which include designs manufacturing systems.

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Industrial engineering graduates are often found in the following careers:

  • College professor
  • Engineering management
  • Heat-transfer technician
  • Industrial consultant / engineer / management / psychologist
  • Lawyer
  • Plant engineer
  • Quality management
  • Reliability engineer
  • Sales representative
  • Technical writer

Mechanical Engineering

Within the mechanical engineering major, you will study the application of engineering principles to mechanical problems, and deal with a wide range of activities including research and development, invention, design, construction or operation, and even the sales of mechanical products.

With a degree in mechanical engineering, you can work as the following:

  • Automotive engineer
  • College instructor
  • Consultant
  • Design engineer
  • Industrial engineer
  • Lawyer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Military officer
  • Reliability engineer
  • Research engineer
  • Salesperson
  • Technical writer

Metallurgic Engineering

Metallurgic engineering is the study of the structure, properties, performance, and treatment of metals. It includes the processing of ores and minerals, extracting and refining metals by chemical means, and the melting, alloying, and casting of metals.

The possible careers for metallurgic engineering graduates are:

  • Chemical engineer
  • College instructor
  • Foundry manager
  • Geologist
  • Industrial researcher
  • Machinist
  • Metallurgical engineer
  • Mining engineer
  • Petroleum engineer
  • Quality control specialist
  • Welding engineer

Mining / Mineral Engineering

The mining / mineral engineering major provides you knowledge in the design and building of machines, devices, and structures used to take mineral from the earth.

Upon completion of your degree in mining / mineral engineering, you can work as the following:

  • Chemical engineer
  • Construction engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Metallurgist
  • Mining engineer
  • Refinery manager
  • Research scientist
  • Stress analyst
  • Structural engineer
  • Technical writer

Software Engineering

The software engineering major combines the essentials of electrical and mechanical engineering, together with fundamentals of computer science, to create software products for use in business, education, science, industry, and entertainment.

As a software engineering graduate, you can be a/an:

  • College professor
  • Computer animator
  • Computer hardware developer
  • Computer programmer
  • Corporate IT manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Software creator / developer / technician
  • Systems analyst
  • Technical writer

Scholarships for Engineering Students

Funding for higher education, especially overseas, can be a little bit of a bummer especially if you are from an economically disadvantaged family. Good news is that there are plenty of scholarship opportunities that you can apply for. Scholarships and grants opportunities have widely expanded around the globe. People seek these opportunities and compete in them to aid their financial problems in pursuing higher education.

In recent years, scholarships for engineering students, as well as other STEM scholarships for mathematics, technology and science students, have become more recognized and plentiful in number. Below is a list of available engineering scholarships 2019.

Merit-based graduate scholarships for engineering students and other STEM students to study at selected institutions in the US.

Merit-based scholarships available to women from an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) country for research opportunities in partnership with Australian institutions.

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