What is Applied Engineering?


Applied engineering deals with the application of management along with design and technical skills required for designing new products. Integrating systems, execution of new product designs, improving the current manufacturing processes while managing and directing the physical or technical functions of a firm are also encompassed in this field.

Applied Engineering Sub Disciplines

Applied Engineering has been divided into the following:

  • Manufacturing execution systems,
  • Supply chain management systems,
  • Six sigma,
  •  Lean enterprises,
  • Quality control,
  • Motorsports management and technology
  • Nano engineering technology

Top Applied Engineering Universities

The top three ranked universities when it comes to Applied Engineering are as follows:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Stanford University
  • University of Cambridge

Applied Engineering Associations

There are a myriad of associations pertaining to Applied Engineering but we shall list only two:

  • ATMAE
  • AES

Being an Applied Engineer

Being an applied engineer will require you to develop a systematic approach to problem solving. You will be required to improve certain processes and improve the flow of these processes. All this will require you to have a firm technical grip and high level of communication skills.

Applied Engineer Salary

An Applied engineer’s average annual salary in USA is $77,000.

Top Applied Engineering Companies

The top three companies pertaining to Applied Engineering are;

  • Northrop Grumman
  • Motorola, Inc.
  • Ford Motor Company

Top Applied Engineering Products

Check out the three top inventions (as per us) that are a result of Applied Engineering.

  • Airplanes
  • Smartphones
  • Automobiles