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Unique Prospects in the Engineering Sector

The Engineering Services Industry currently accounts for approximately 1.2 per cent of Singapore’s gross domestic product and employs about 37,000 people. According to the Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, engineering is one of Singapore’s most in-demand jobs with a predicted growth of five to six per cent annually until 2020.

While overall employment activity seems slower especially in the second half of 2016, hiring for the field of engineering continues to be in demand. The Employer Survey released by CareerBuilder Singapore earlier this year observed that engineering positions ranked second when it comes to hiring needs.

While the economic market remains grim, it is mentioned that employers are still matching up salaries for new hires to market standards. This is so that they can attract the right talents to fill the needed positions quickly.

With these highlights, those who are on their way to pursuing a career in engineering can be affirmed of its ongoing hiring demands!

Diverse Specialisations

Today, engineering has evolved beyond its traditional areas of chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical to specialised fields like aerospace, biochemical and nanotechnology. We cover insights into some engineering segments that you can explore:

Aerospace and Avionics Engineering: This sector employs engineers responsible for the design and structure of air transport vehicles, such as aeroplanes and spacecraft, as well as the internal structure of the aircraft, such as its communications systems and fuel monitors.

Automotive Engineering: Engineers in this sector concern themselves with the design, production and operation of vehicles such as cars, trucks, buses and other ground-based vehicles.

Infrastructure Engineering: Infrastructure engineers maintain the IT system within an organisation. There are two types of infrastructure engineers – network and hardware.

Electronics Engineering: This sector deals with the circuitry and tiny intricacies of electronics. Engineers test and design the circuitries that are found in consumer electronics, digital electronics or analogue electronics.

Environmental Engineering: Engineers in this sector concern themselves with the protection of people from environmental-related causes, such as pollution or global warming.

Marine Engineering: Engineers in this sector generally design, build, test and repair nautical vessels. They are also usually involved in drilling equipment and offshore platforms such as oilrigs.

Nanoengineering: Nanoengineers tap their chemistry, biology and physics knowledge to improve quality of life particularly in the areas of energy, environment and health. This is an impactful and interdisciplinary field that is expected to revolutionise technology.

Petroleum, Oil & Gas Engineering: This sector is involved in the production of hydrocarbons such as natural gas or crude oil. Engineers are responsible for the economically and environmentally safe handling of such activities.

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