Uses mathematics to analyse the financial implications of risk and uncertainty, mainly involved with pensions, insurance and other financial services.
Designs and maintains aircraft, spacecraft and missiles, through the use of computer-aided design (CAD), robotics, lasers and advanced electronics.
Investigates the properties and composition of both natural and man-made substances.
Applies the theories of mathematics to solve practical problems in many fields such as science, engineering, business, computer technology and economics.
Applies the laws of physics to solve a problem or to develop new technologies.
Studies the universe by observing and charting information using telescopes and satellites.
An astronomer who studies the physical properties of celestial bodies in space.
Studies the chemistry of living organisms such as plants and animals.
Bioengineer / Biomedical Engineer
Designs and develops instruments and devices to help in medical and healthcare processes.
Studies living organisms such as plants and animals.
Designs systems to help prevent, diagnose and treat all types of diseases, injuries and disabilities. Biomedical engineers work in conjunction with healthcare professionals including physicians, doctors, nurses, therapists and technicians.
Produces chemicals for use in products and services which affect our everyday lives. These include water and waste water treatment, oil refinement for petrol production and petrochemicals, generating electricity, producing our food and beverages, and cosmetics and textiles.
Studies the properties of chemical substances.
Designs, constructs, and maintains major infrastructure and facilities such as airports, offshore oil platforms, bridges, roads, railways, waste collection and water supply systems.
Computer and Software Engineer
Designs and develops hardware and software computer systems.
Uses programming language to write source code for computer programmes.
Earth Observation Specialist
Uses remote sensing systems such as imaging satellites or airborne sensors to measure and understand land, sea and atmosphere processes.
Works with electricity in a variety of areas such as aircraft and automobiles; broadcasting and communications systems; lighting and wiring in buildings; machinery controls; power generating and transmitting; and radar and navigation systems. Electrical engineers can be involved with the design of new products as well as testing equipment and solving problems.
Develops the way electricity is used to control equipment. Through this they can create, design and develop everyday devices like mobile phones, portable music devices and computers.
Examines and records information concerned with the environment. This data is used to help in the examination of climate change and in managing issues such as conservation, air and water quality, and disposal of waste.
Examines a corpse in order to determine the cause of death. If the death was due to a crime, the findings can be used as evidence in legal cases.
Uses scientific techniques to examine evidence and materials to help in the investigation of a crime.
Horticultural Development Officer
Gives practical agronomic advice to growers while also doing applied research which is of direct and indirect benefit to horticultural producers.
Information and communications technology, also referred to as information technology (IT). This is basically the integration of computers, software, telecommunications, storage and audio-visual systems which enable users to access, store, transmit and manipulate information.
Studies living organisms such as plants and animals in the sea.
Studies and investigates the principals of mathematics and uses these principals to help solve problems in many fields, from science and engineering to business, computer technology and economics.
Creates and designs state-of-the-art machines and technologies such as computers, power generators and medical equipment, by combining the principles of energy, materials and mechanics.
Different skills needs and career options are available in the medical devices sector, depending on the type of company – whether it’s a device, diagnostic or service company. Key roles include manual assembly operatives, machine operators, technicians, quality control, quality assurance staff, operations managers and operations supervisors.
Applies the study of physics to medicine, mainly in the areas of medical imagery and radiotherapy.
Studies the characteristics of microscopic organisms such as bacteria, algae or fungi.
Specialises in the workings of the brain and the nervous system.
Examines a living body in order to study and diagnose a disease. Pathologists also examine a corpse in order to determine the cause of death.
Dispenses medicines prescribed by a doctor or healthcare worker.
Studies the effects and interactions of drugs and chemical substances on the body.
Pharmacology provides the scientific basis for developing new drugs and medicines for health or research and also their regulation.
Seeks to describe the universe, from the smallest sub-atomic particles to the largest cosmological structures, in terms of a few fundamental laws.
Studies the mechanical, physical and biochemical functions of living organisms such as plants and animals.
Designs and develops computer software using various programming languages.
Collects and interprets numerical data.
Technology Development Scientist
Works in the process of researching and developing new technologies.
Investigates the principals of mathematics.