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The Bahamas Society of Engineers’ Membership consists of Engineers and Professionals that have studied mainly in the engineering and science fields. Many Engineers in the Society have made valuable contributions to the local and global communities in the past and many more are making tremendous achievements in today’s environment. The engineering profession consists of a vast array of disciplines.

The Engineer Directory allows you to search for professionals in the organization by Name, Company or associated Engineering Discipline. If needed, you can review a description of engineering disciplines and their applications in the Engineering Disciplines section.
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Aerospace Engineering
Scope of Work: Designing, Analyzing, Modeling, Simulating and Testing Equipment in the Aeronautical and Astronautical Environment.  Developing new technologies and applications for use in space exploration, aviation and defense systems.

Practical Applications: Building of Aircrafts, Spacecrafts, Satellites, Missiles, Rockets, High Speed Trains, Golf ball design
Agricultural Engineering
Scope of Work:  Designing, Analyzing, and Monitoring Agricultural Machinery & Structures, Food Processing, and Environmental Controls.

Practical Application:  Agricultural machinery designs, Crop production, Animal production, Agricultural power systems, Food Engineering, Bioresource Engineering
Audio Engineering
Scope of Work:  Creation and blending of audio sounds using art and science.  Inventing new technology, equipment and techniques to enhance the audio process.  Designing and operating sound recording, sound reinforcement or sound broadcasting equipment.  Recording, editing, mixing and mastering sound to assist in providing a music artist or record producer’s creative vision.   

Practical Application: Sounds in Video Games, Movies, Theme park rides, Music albums and Concerts
Biomedical Engineering
Scope of Work:  Developing technologies created to health care through the study of biology and medicine.  Developing various diagnostic and therapeutic medical devices and biotechnologies including clinical equipment, micro-implants, pharmaceutical drugs and biopharmaceuticals.  Researching various biological processes including regenerative tissue growth and developing biocompatible prostheses.  

Practical Application:  Medical diagnostic machines, Imaging equipment (MRIs & EEGs), Medical instruments, Artificial organs, Joint replacement parts, and Prosthetic devices
Ceramics Engineering
Scope of Work:  Creating useful products in many forms from different types of materials using creative and technical skills.  Providing ceramic materials in numerous industries including mining, aerospace, medicine, refinery, food, chemicals, packaging, electronics, industrial and lightwave transmission.

Practical Applications:  Engines, Telephones, Computers, Integrated circuits, Optical fibers, Switches, Microwave ovens, Artificial bones, Dental products.
Chemical Engineering
Scope of Work: Inventing, calculating, studying and manufacturing chemicals in the environment.  Designing, improving and maintaining processes involving chemical or biological transformations for large-scale manufacturing.


Practical Applications:  Plastics, Paints, Fuels, Fibers, Medicines, Fertilizers, Semiconductors, Paper, Fabrics, Adhesives and composites for vehicles, Bio-compatible materials for implants and prosthetics, Gels for medical applications, Pharmaceuticals, Films with special dielectric, Dye-sensitized solar cells, Opto-electronic devices, and all other kinds of Chemicals.
Civil Engineering
Scope of Work: Overseeing the construction of road systems, underground piping, tall structures, and complex structures.  Working closely with surveyors and specialized civil engineers to fit and serve fixed projects within their given site, community and terrain.  Designing grading, drainage, pavements, water supply, sewer service, electric and communications supply and land divisions.

Practical Applications:  New roadways, Highways, Skyscrapers, Sporting stadiums, Shipping ports, Bridges, Dams, Canals and Water Reservoirs
Computer Engineering
Scope of Work:  Circuit design, robotics research, construction, implementation, and maintenance of computers and computer controlled equipment including individual microprocessors, personal computers, and supercomputers.

Practical Application:  Writing software and firmware for embedded microcontrollers, designing VLSI chips, Designing analog sensors, Designing mixed signal circuit boards, and Designing operating systems.
Electrical Engineering
Scope of Work: Design, construction, and implementation of electrical processes.  Electrical engineering has many sub-divisions including Computer Engineering, Control Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Instrumentation Engineering, Microelectronics, Power Engineering, Signal Processing, and Telecommunications. 

Practical Application:  Circuit design including circuits of MP3 Players, Digital cameras, Roller Coasters, Household appliances, Project management applications, Telecommunication systems, Power station operations.
Environmental Engineering
Scope of Work: Studying and developing ways to protect the environment including cleaning the air, water and the recycling of waste products.  Creating regulations to prevent mishaps and conducting studies on treatment and containment of hazardous waste.  Design of municipal water supplies and wastewater treatment systems. 

Practical Application:  Oil spill clean-ups, Air pollution equipment engineering, Recycling systems, Toxic waste disposal, Waste management studies.
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Scope of Work:  Studying the earth, using engineering principles to design foundations and earthworks required for the intended man-made structures to be built, and developing deposits of natural resources.

Practical Application:  Foundations for large buildings, Bridges, Surface explorations, Geologic mapping, Photogrammetry, Physical site conditions and other structures.
Industrial Engineering
Scope of Work:  Organizing people, places, equipment, materials, energy and information to make a product or provide a service.  Ensuring that complex and large-scale systems operate safely and efficiently.  Integrating systems of people, money, knowledge, information, equipment, energy, materials, analysis and synthesis, Streamlining operations and processes.   

Practical Application: Manufacturing lines, Consulting services, Healthcare environments, Communication systems, Assembly workstation design, Operational logistics, Efficiency expert consultants, Supply chain management.
Manufacturing Engineering
Scope of Work:  Directing and coordinating the processes for making things from the beginning to the end.  Working with all aspects of manufacturing from production control to materials handling to automation.  Researching and developing tools, processes, machines and equipment.  Integrating different facilities and the systems for producing quality products (with optimal expenditure) by applying the principles of physics and the study of manufacturing systems. 

Practical Application: Assembly line coordination, Robotics, Machine vision, Rapid prototyping, Product design, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Lean manufacturing, Intelligent manufacturing systems, Green manufacturing, Precision engineering, Smart materials, etc.
Marine Engineering
Scope of Work:  Exploring, designing and developing the natural resources and transportation systems of the ocean.  Installing, operating, and supporting systems and equipment which propel and control marine vehicles.

Practical Application:  Ocean vehicle designs, Construction of marine structures such as harbors, docks and offshore drilling platforms, Cable laying industries, Marine renewable energy research, Oil and gas extraction industry.
Mechanical Engineering
Scope of Work:  Designing mechanical processes for just about every area of technology (from aerospace to biotechnology).  Manufacturing and maintaining mechanical systems.   Creating technical drawings which provide instructions for manufacturing parts.  Producing and using heat and mechanical power for the design, production and operation of machines and tools.

Practical Application: Lock Systems, Aircraft Carriers, Hybrid Car Engines, Children Toys, Wheelchairs, Medical Devices.
Mining Engineering
Scope of Work:  Studying all phases of extracting mineral deposits from the earth and supervising the construction and operation.  Finding ways to minimize the environmental effects of mining and supplying energy and rare materials to meet the world’s needs.  Processing minerals from the environment for additional value.   

Practical Application: Mining Designs, Mining Equipment Design.
Nuclear Engineering
Scope of Work:  Searching for efficient ways to capture and harness the power of the atom.  Providing solutions to challenges in space explorations, consumer and industrial power.  Maintaining nuclear fission systems and components including nuclear reactors, nuclear power plants and nuclear weapons.  Providing solutions in the food & water supply, environment and pollution, health, and transportation areas.

Practical Application: Reactor Engineering, Radioisotope production and use, Fusion reactors and materials, Radiation safety, Heat/Thermodynamics transport, Nuclear fuel technology, Plasma dynamics.
Petroleum Engineering
Scope of Work:  Researching, designing and supervising the construction and extraction at oil and gas fields.  Determining the development and depletion of a reservoir.  Estimating the recoverable volume in the hydrocarbon reservoir rock using a detailed understanding of the physical behavior of oil, water and gas within porous rock at very high pressure.

Practical Application:  Oil wells, Storage tanks, Transportation systems, Chemical raw material extractions, Thermohydraulics, Geomechanics, Intelligent systems.

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