Engineering Industry Trends in 2014 – Expert Insights for Engineers from Women Deans

Women Engineering Deans

4. Which engineering disciplines are most in demand in the market?

Cherry Murray

Mechanical engineering and computation in all forms – such as computer science and engineering are in great demand. Not that other disciplines are not also important. Both bioengineering and environmental engineering are becoming very important.

Dr Barbara Boyan

Mechanical, electrical and computer engineering and computer science are in high demand, but chemical engineers are still needed and there is a growing need for biomedical engineers. Right now, it is good to be an engineer, particularly if one has had international experience.

Nada Marie Anid

– The most engineering majors that are most in demand are: Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, and Chemical, according to the NACE report.

– At NYIT, aside from Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering are seeing a boost. “Designing Digital Degrees” Huff Post article by NYIT President Edward Guiliano shows NYIT’s strong focus on cybersecurity education.

NYIT is also an NSF REU site for Undergraduate Research on Mobile Security:

Dr. Candis Claiborn

That is somewhat regional. In this region of the country, there is especially high demand for computer scientists and engineers. Mechanical and electrical engineers are perennially in high demand here as well. I don’t mean to imply, however, that some of our disciplines are in low demand – there are good jobs for engineers of all disciplines!

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