What is the difference between an engineer and a scientist?
I'm in year 12, I enjoy physics and chemistry & also maths But I don't know whether to continue these as an engineer or a scientist. What is the difference? How did you engineers or scientists know which path to take? Thank you!
Asked By: Joel G - 4/1/2008
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engineers are scientists. so are chemists, physicists, biologists, etc... More
Answered By: m w - 4/1/2008
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A scientist is quite a generic term and could cover all sorts of careers for example, you could be a scientist in genetics or astronomy... More
Answered By: Sweet Tooth - 4/1/2008
I've unified them both for my Uni course: Biomedical Engineering.
Answered By: Kel - 4/1/2008
I think this is a matter of interpretation, but here is my opinion... More
Answered By: Roger S - 4/1/2008
yeah, this is an interesting question... More
Answered By: WHO KNOWS - 4/1/2008
Scientists generally go into research, they will do experiments and tests to discover learn more about things... More
Answered By: the_real_kincuri - 4/1/2008
That's a great question... More
Answered By: nauzad - 4/1/2008
I think that engineers tend to be more practical, hands-on people than scientists. Scientists want to discover something for the sake of discovery. Engineers want to apply those discoveries or their own discoveries to make a useful device. A scientist can write a paper about something. An engineer can turn what the... More
Answered By: John F - 4/1/2008
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