• Question: Are there any jobs that link in with engineering and zoology?

    Asked by Lizzie to Huw, Gosha, Ray, Stacey, Steve on 17 Mar 2015.
    • Photo: Steve Cox

      Steve Cox answered on 17 Mar 2015:

      Engineering is used in the study of bio-mechanics which is the study of how living things move. There are engineers studying the movement of animals because sometimes it gives us clues on how to duplicate them for artificial movement such as used in robotics.

      It’s an amazing fact that nothing designs as efficiently as nature, and there’s lots of natural structures that we are copying in design because they’re so clever.

      On a similar track there have been quite a few stories lately about 3D printed prosthetics for animals that have suffered loss of legs. Those prosthetics need to be engineered so you could specialise in designing and engineering things that help the animal world.

      (I knew I could connect the two eventually, I just needed some time to think about it that I didn’t have during the chat! 🙂 )

    • Photo: Huw Williams

      Huw Williams answered on 17 Mar 2015:

      That sounds like a really interesting combination!

      The closest thing I can think of is Biomedical Engineering, these Engineers use scientific principles to develop products and technology for healthcare in both Humans and Animals.

      Maybe you could become the world’s first Veterinary Engineer?


    • Photo: Stacey Cutten

      Stacey Cutten answered on 18 Mar 2015:

      I’m sorry Lizzie I’m not going to try and bluff my answer here, Steve and Huw both answered very well! I hope you find something 😀

    • Photo: Gosha Barzowska

      Gosha Barzowska answered on 18 Mar 2015:

      Sorry Lizzie, I can’t think of any at the moment. Have a look here to find those links that interest you the most: