Frequently asked questions

Engineering is our trade. And yours. We are passionate about supporting you in archieving your ambitions as an engineer. Whatever your intention – whether aspiring to undergo a vocational training, having just recently finished college, or drawing on years of professional experience – you are welcome anytime. Just come by at one of our nearby office locations. Fix an appointment right away!

Where does the term engineering derive from?

Engineering obviously derives from the word engine, from Latin ingenium, meaning resourcefulness and gignere, meaning `to devise´. In Middle English the term ingineer denoted a designer and constructor of fortifications and weapons.

What does engineering encompass?

The term engineering is used worldwide in a very broad sense of either invention, design, construction or maintenance. In our technical context, it refers to a range of more specialised fields of engineering, mainly dealing with (the improvement of) structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes.

The Industrial Revolution

The single main driving force in the beginning of the industrial revolution – the steam machine - itself embodied a masterpiece of engineering wit. Scientific, economic, social and practical knowledge were applied in order to improve materials and processes and to design and build machines. The era of the (first) industrial revolution called out for `engine'ers´, ie men who knew their way around machines.

Which disciplines are there in engineering?

In the 20th Century, the classic technical studies in architectural, civil and mechanical engineering were joined by new disciplines, such as chemical technology, electrical, material science and avionics. In recent decades, cross-over disciplines have been added to the list, such as industrial design, computer sciences, technical business management or medical engineering.

What does an engineer actually do?

The perception of the term engineer varies somewhat from country to country, partly for historical reasons. Today, the term engineering is often used in the sense of applied sciences. Engineers apply their technical expertise to diverse areas, they develop communication, transportation and building infrastructures. Others focus on really small things, developing complex miniaturised devices, some so small they can be implanted in the human body to monitor and treat disease.

How to become an engineer?

To work as an engineer usually requires an advanced technical study. If you aspire to a specific engineering field, the choice of your study can be crucial. Dosign Academy offers certified courses and vocational training in engineering, also to external participants, i.e. non-employees of Dosign.

How much do I earn as an engineer?

The salary you can expect while working with Dosign ao depends on your professional background as to

  • qualification
  • work experience
  • dedication
  • age

Upon agreement with your consultant, considering your background and skills, an appropriate salary will be determined.

Engenering, engeneering or engineering - what`s the spell?

Engenering. Oops! Engeneering then? Nope. Engineering ? Yes. Yet another widespread loan from the English and a typical candidate for creative spelling. Other languages often allow writing a word following its phonetics. As engineering derives from engine, it is mandatory though to keep to the origin. So it`s engineering, everyone!