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Master List of Resources for Engineering Professionals and Students

Below you’ll find our favorites of everything for engineers. Tools, programs, study guides, podcasts and support communities are all included! Some of these helped get us through school and we hope they help you too!

Content List:

Our favorite websites to help you learn Engineering:

Notes, Study Guides, and Self-directed learning

For Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering

Civilax - This website is for both civil engineers and students. You can find anything on the website that involves civil engineering, including E-Books and software. If you’re a student, we recommend checking out their civil engineering spreadsheet collection

MIT Open Courseware Civil and Environmental Engineering - The gold standard of self-directed learning. MIT publishes full course materials for civil and environmental engineering at undergraduate and graduate levels. It includes full homework sets and practice exams. Fully downloadable for working without WiFi!

civilenggforall.com - A website that will provide you a complete arsenal of books, notes, and topics that will help you in undergraduate and postgraduate studies. As a bonus, they have an option where you can request a book from them (if they have it) that will help you in acing an exam.

The Engineering Community - Civil Engineering professionals and undergraduates can use The Engineering Community to keep up to date with the latest versions of civil engineering software, spreadsheets, E-books, software training videos, and manuals.

Newton Desk - A website that makes learning engineering a little easier. You can find handwritten notes, books, practice exams, and MCQ books - all available for free download. Click here for the Civil Engineering section.

For Mechanical Engineering

HUBS Knowledge Base - Maintained by Protolabs, a rapid prototyping company, this knowledge base covers basic manufacturing principles, design guidelines and materials selection for 3D printing, CNC machining and injection molding. Learn these principles before firing up CAD to make sure you design for manufacturability! 

MIT Open Courseware Mechanical Engineering - The gold standard of self-directed learning. MIT publishes full course materials for mechanical engineering at undergraduate and graduate levels. It includes full homework sets and practice exams. Fully downloadable for working without WiFi!

Newton Desk - A website that makes learning engineering a little easier. You can find handwritten notes, books, practice exams, and MCQ books - all available for free download. Click here for the Mechanical Engineering section.

Mechanical E-notes - Mechanical E-notes gives students free access to curated, easy-to-understand electronic notes from academics all over the world.

The Engineering Toolbox - The website appears to be outdated. Mechanical engineers, on the other hand, understand that functionality comes first. And this website does an awesome job of being functional. An excellent place to go for all kinds of basics and not-so-basics to help you with your engineering job. You'll find everything here, from thread charts to force calculations to calculators.

Engineers Edge - Another site where the UI is a little outdated and might scare you away at first. However, it provides a lot of value, just like The Engineering Toolbox. A comprehensive resource for mechanical engineers that covers engineering fundamentals, materials and their applications, and design.

LearnMech - This website's name says it all. To see the topics covered, simply browse through the menu. The variety of articles, as well as the topic, is rather outstanding.

CosmoLearning - CosmoLearning was created with the goal to provide a free online school. They scoured the internet and compiled every top educational video and material on the web, generously offered by hundreds of universities, educators, and professionals. As a result, you can choose from many topics to learn from. Click here for Mechanical Engineering-focused materials!

For Electrical Engineering

Khan Academy - A massive video course-based website to learn literally anything. This link will take you to their electrical engineering section.

All About Circuits - All About Circuits is an independent online community for electrical engineers that is one of the world's largest and most active. In their Education section, you can find free access to textbooks, video lectures and tutorials, worksheets, and industry webinars

Newton Desk - A website that makes learning engineering a little easier. You can find handwritten notes, books, practice exams, and MCQ books - all available for free download. Click here for the Electrical Engineering section.

MIT Open Courseware Electrical Engineering and Computer Science - This is one of the many engineering course materials you can find from MIT. The gold standard of self-directed learning. MIT publishes full course materials for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at undergraduate and graduate levels. It includes full homework sets and practice exams. Fully downloadable for working without WiFi!

Electronics - Wics-Online - Over 2800 learning objects are available for free to instructors and students in the Electronics - Wisc-Online open educational resource collection. These interactive learning materials cover a wide range of electromechanical topics.

Electrical4U - Electrical4U is a website dedicated to the teaching and sharing of all things electrical and electronic engineering. These articles can help you prepare for an electrical exam with multiple choice questions.

CosmoLearning - CosmoLearning was created with the goal to provide a free online school. They scoured the internet and compiled every top educational video and material on the web, generously offered by hundreds of universities, educators, and professionals. As a result, you can choose from many topics to learn from. Click here for Electrical Engineering-focused materials!

For Chemical Engineering

MIT Open Courseware Chemical Engineering - This is one of the many engineering course materials you can find from MIT. The gold standard of self-directed learning. MIT publishes full course materials for chemical engineering at undergraduate and graduate levels. It includes full homework sets and practice exams. Fully downloadable for working without WiFi!

ChemEngGuy - ChemEngGuy is just a guy teaching chemical engineering online. His goal is to break down complex chemical engineering topics into easily digestible courses, lectures, or pieces of content. Lectures are brief in order to avoid "lecture-style" content and to make it easier to absorb the knowledge.  Some of his lectures are free but you may need to pay to access the full course. 

LearnChemE - LearnChemE is a collection of chemical engineering education tools created by faculty for use by students and instructors alike. Believe it or not, it’s a free website with a massive screencast collection, interactive simulations and self-study modules, virtual laboratories, resources for instructors, and much much more! 

LearnChe - A blog website by chemical engineer Kevin Dunn with small detailed posts and organized by sections so you can quickly find help on whatever you're struggling with. You can also find helpful textbooks, YouTube videos, as well as collected datasets.

CosmoLearning - CosmoLearning was created with the goal to provide a free online school. They scoured the internet and compiled every top educational video and material on the web, generously offered by hundreds of universities, educators, and professionals. As a result, you can choose from many topics to learn from. Click here for Chemical Engineering-focused materials!

For Aerospace Engineering

Aerostudents - This website would not exist if it weren't for the contributions of many students who have provided content to assist others. It’s composed of many books and handwritten notes that cover aerospace engineering at the undergraduate and master levels. You can also contribute by uploading a summary or a formula sheet typed up on your computer and help your fellow Aerostudents!

HUBS Knowledge Base - Maintained by Protolabs, a rapid prototyping company, this knowledge base covers basic manufacturing principles, design guidelines and materials selection for 3D printing, CNC machining and injection molding. Learn these principles before firing up CAD to make sure you design for manufacturability! 

edX - Another site that provides online courses on a wide range of subjects. Cornell, Harvard, and other universities are all present with a variety of topics. Many of the classes are free to attend and can be completed at your leisure. However, obtaining a certificate is not free.

MIT Open Courseware Aeronautics and Astronautics - This is one of the many engineering course materials you can find from MIT. The gold standard of self-directed learning. MIT publishes full course materials for aeronautics and astronautics at undergraduate and graduate levels. It includes full homework sets and practice exams. Fully downloadable for working without WiFi!

Aerospace Notes - This website was created as a result of one student’s habit of finding and creating notes online that are vaguely explained in textbooks. Flight Dynamics, Propulsion 1, and Propulsion 2 are the three main fundamental disciplines currently covered on this website. 

CosmoLearning - CosmoLearning was created with the goal to provide a free online school. They scoured the internet and compiled every top educational video and material on the web, generously offered by hundreds of universities, educators, and professionals. As a result, you can choose from many topics to learn from. Click here for Aerospace Engineering-focused materials!

For Nuclear Engineering 

MIT Open Courseware Nuclear Science and Engineering - This is one of the many engineering course materials you can find from MIT. The gold standard of self-directed learning. MIT publishes full course materials for nuclear science and engineering at undergraduate and graduate levels. It includes full homework sets and practice exams. Fully downloadable for working without WiFi!

For Marine Engineering 

Marine Engineering Online - The website provides marine engineering study materials that are categorized under important topics. Each topic is well-explained and if you’re ready for some challenge, you can download exam materials to put your knowledge to the test! 

For Industrial Engineering 

LearnMech - This website's name says it all. To see the topics covered, simply browse through the menu. The variety of articles, as well as the topic, is rather outstanding. Click here for industrial engineering-focused content to learn on

Best physical tool for engineers and engineering students: The Pocket Engineer

The Pocket Engineer is the most practical and unique pocket tool for any student or professional in engineering. It features 26 unit conversions, 7 equations, and 10 physical constants to save you time looking up references. It serves as ruler, arc drawing, and angle measurement tool. It even has a photogrammetric ruler to calibrate length and tilt in images when used as a scale in field or lab work.

It's made from laser-cut, laser-engraved enamel-coated stainless steel to stand up to years of use. Since it's the size of a credit card, it's easier to carry and use in a notebook than the larger flimsy plastic stencils.

If you haven't already grabbed The Pocket Engineer from our store, it's available for $11.50 with free shipping in the USA!

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Useful Digital Tools and Apps for Engineers:

iEngineer - iEngineer is an excellent app for anyone looking for the right screw or bolt for their project. It is one of the most extensive databases for information on this type of hardware available. 

Engineering Unit Converter - Here's an app that’s much more convenient than trying to convert measurements by hand. This is a fantastic app for engineers on the job, in the office, or in the classroom, and it might just become one of your favorites.

WolframAlpha - Wolfram Alpha is another crazy-useful engineering app. This program, dubbed the "Wikipedia of engineering," hosts a massive knowledge base on a variety of technical topics. Click here for the iOS version.

Desmos - Desmos is a free math graphing and teaching application that can be used on the broswer as well as on iOS and Android devices. It’s a popular tool that’s used by over 40 million teachers and students around the world.

Engineering Dictionary - Engineering Dictionary, as the name suggests, is a comprehensive dictionary of engineering terms. It contains more than 28,000 engineering terms and definitions as well as 9,000+ engineering images that include diagrams, illustrations, and architectural photos. Also available for Android.

AutoCAD iPhone App - If you're an engineer, you'll almost certainly require some version of AutoCAD on a daily basis. AutoCAD 360 is a fantastic iPhone app that makes sketching out designs simple and convenient. Click here for the Android version.

For Civil Engineering

Bridge Construction Sim - In this Bridge Construction Simulator you can put your engineering abilities, instincts, and wits to the test. You'll be designing and building increasingly complex bridges across various places, all while keeping your budget in mind. A great way to learn while having fun. Click here for the Android version.

Civil Engineering MCQs - This is a fantastic app for preparing for civil engineering tests and interviews. It has almost 10,000 multiple choice questions from reference books that are technical, thorough, and well explained.

For Mechanical Engineering

Fluid Mechanics Calc - Fluid Mechanics Calc is a useful app for mechanical engineers that require help with thermodynamics or fluid properties. The capacity to calculate the thermophysical parameters of diverse fluids with a high degree of precision is the app's key feature. Click here for the Android version.

Mechanical Engineering One - Mechanical Engineering One is an excellent tool for helping you with mechanical engineering challenges that you encounter on a regular basis. It has a number of reference tables, calculators, and converters in both metric (SI) and imperial (US) units. You can get the Pro Version here to unlock more features!

For Electrical Engineering

Circuit Lab - CircuitLab provides schematic capture and circuit simulation tools that are available online and in-browser. Students, hobbyists, and professional electrical engineers can use these tools to develop and analyze analog and digital systems before constructing a prototype.

iCircuit - One of the greatest apps for sketching up electrical circuits and components on the go is iCircuit. Not only can you build circuits, but you can also test functionality, check voltages, and debug other issues right from your fingertips. Also available for Android

Droid Tesla - Droid Tesla is a Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit (SPICE) app designed primarily for electrical engineers. It's a straightforward, yet powerful, app that's simple to use and comprehend. To unlock more features, you can buy the Pro Version.

For Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering - This app is mostly for chemical engineering students and professionals all around the world, and it is one of the top chemical engineering apps for Android. It contains information on a wide range of chemical engineering topics that you can access at any time. For iOS users, you can download Chemical Engineering AppSuite HD that provides the same feature with a calculator as a bonus!

Chem Blaster - Chem Blaster is a conversion software for those who are constantly jumping between several apps for chemical engineering unit conversions. Anyone working on chemical engineering difficulties will find it useful.

For Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering - This is a perfect app for environmental engineers and students where they can learn a wide variety of environmental engineering topics while on the go.

For Industrial Engineering

Industrial Engineering - The app is a free Industrial Engineering handbook that includes important topics, notes, materials, news, and blogs. It covers 140 subjects in 5 chapters, with thorough notes, illustrations, equations, formulas, and course content. All engineering students and professionals should have this app.

IE Calculator - This industrial engineering calculator has 15 formulas organized into six categories, with more to come in future releases. Production planning, area calculation, manpower planning, and productivity calculation are only a few of the categories available.

Practice exam questions:

For Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering PE Exam Practice - These practice exams will get you ready for the Civil Engineering PE Exams. The five covered areas are construction, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources & environment.

University of Toronto Civil Engineering Past Exams -  A collection of the University of Toronto’s past exams in civil engineering. 

University of California, Berkeley Graduate Past Exams - A collection of old graduate-level civil engineering exams from one of the top engineering schools in the USA. 

For Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering PE Exam Practice - A great way to practice before taking the Mechanical Engineering PE Exam. The topic covers HVAC and Refrigeration as well as Thermal and Fluid Systems.

University of Toronto Mechanical Engineering Past Exams - A collection of the University of Toronto’s past exams in mechanical engineering.

Michigan State University Qualifying Exams Collection - A set of past mechanical engineering qualifying exams since 2004. It covers mathematics, heat transfer, thermodynamics, and intermediate solids and mechanics.

For Electrical Engineering

University of Toronto Electrical Engineering Past Exams - A collection of the University of Toronto’s past exams in electrical engineering.

University of California, Berkeley Electrical Engineering Exam Archive - An Electrical Engineering exam archive from one of the top engineering schools in the USA.

For Chemical Engineering

University of Toronto Chemical Engineering Past Exams - A collection of the University of Toronto’s previous chemical engineering exams. 

For Industrial Engineering

University of Toronto Industrial Engineering Past Exams - A collection of the University of Toronto’s industrial engineering past exams.

For Materials Engineering

University of Toronto Materials Engineering Past Exams - A collection of the University of Toronto’s past exams in materials engineering.

Online Communities:

Instructables - Instructables is a website dedicated to people who enjoy building things. It’s a gathering place for all hobbyists and engineering enthusiasts to share their creations. If you want to learn something new and experiment with different projects, this is a fantastic place to start.

Reddit: r/engineering - A place for engineers to share information, expertise, and experience on the principles and practices of many engineering fields.

Reddit: r/EngineeringStudents - This is a place for engineering students of all disciplines to talk about study techniques, get homework help, obtain job search guidance, and find a sympathetic ear when you fail an exam.

Reddit: r/AskEngineers - This popular subreddit is a simple Q&A topic where you can get help with anything engineering-related.

Reddit: r/Technology - For those interested in staying up to date on the latest technology and talks concerning the invention and usage of technology, here's a subreddit with over ten million members.

For Civil Engineering

Reddit: r/civilengineering - A place to hang out for civil engineers and students where you can share news and knowledge and engage in discussion with fellow civil engineers. 

Civil EA - This is the forum for the Civil Engineering Association. You can also get free access to calculation notes and analysis files, engineering spreadsheets, famous projects, and drawings.

For Chemical Engineering

Reddit: r/ChemicalEngineering - All things Chemical Engineering! A perfect community to discuss career, technical advancements, and industry news all related to chemical engineering.

AIChE Forum - Members and non-members of this chemical engineering society can both participate in the forums on this website, which cover a wide range of topics.

CheResources Forums - Chemical engineering is the focus of this forum, which addresses issues such as global warming, the power sector, and biorefineries.

For Electrical Engineering

Reddit: r/ElectricalEngineering - A massive community to ask questions about electrical engineering, discuss issues, and exchange project ideas.

Reddit: r/ECE - A subreddit with over 100,000 members that lets you share and discuss topics all about electrical and computer engineering.

Reddit: r/AskElectronics - A place where you can ask for help with your electronics-related questions or share your expertise with people in need. It's a technical electronic engineering subreddit dedicated to circuit design and repair at the component level, electronic circuit theory, electronic components, tools, and equipment.

Reddit: r/robotics - This is a place where you can talk about robotics and learn about it. This is the place to go if you want to learn about robotics, read research articles about robotics breakthroughs, show off your robot, or ask questions about your robotics projects.

For Mechanical Engineering

Reddit: r/MechanicalEngineering - A community for people who work in the broader field of mechanical engineering. With almost 60,000 members, you can find threads about jobs, news, stories, and much more related to mechanical engineering. 

Engineeringclicks - This forum is where you can talk about mechanical design, manufacturers, CAD, legal issues, and job openings.

For Aerospace Engineering

Reddit: r/aerospace - A platform for civil and military aviation, space exploration, and news of interest to people with a passion for all things aviation.

For Bioengineering

Reddit: r/bioengineering - Experts, engineers, students, and anybody else interested in bioengineering/biomedical engineering will find this a useful resource.

Engineering Organizations and Societies:

National Society of Professional Engineers - The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) was founded in 1934 and is one of the only professional engineering organizations whose stated mission is to address non-technical problems of professional and licensed engineers.

Society of Women Engineers - The Society of Women Engineers is a non-profit organization that provides ongoing education and networking opportunities to women in the field of engineering. It is one of the greatest professional organizations for engineers since it offers leadership workshops, training programs, and other resources to women who want to excel in their fields.

For Civil Engineering

American Society of Civil Engineers - More than 150,000 civil engineers from 177 countries are represented by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is the country's oldest engineering society, having been founded in 1852. ASCE is the world's largest publisher of civil engineering content, as well as a trusted source for public safety codes and standards.

Institution of Civil Engineers - By providing professional qualifications, encouraging education, upholding professional ethics, and collaborating with business, academia, and government, the ICE aims to support the civil engineering profession.

For Chemical Engineering

American Institute of Chemical Engineers - With more than 60,000 members from more than 110 countries, AIChE is the world's largest organization for chemical engineers. Whether you're in the main process industries or emerging fields like translational medicine, AIChE provides the resources and knowledge you need.

Institution of Chemical Engineers - IChemE promotes chemical engineering's contribution to society around the world. This organization's purpose is to create and support a community and network of professionals working in all aspects of Chemical Engineering.

For Electrical Engineering

IEEE - The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is a professional organization that represents electronic and electrical engineers. With over 423,000 members in over 160 countries throughout the world, it’s the world's largest association of technical professionals. Its goals are to develop electrical and electronic engineering, telecommunications, computer engineering, and other related areas in terms of both education and technology.

For Mechanical Engineering

American Society of Mechanical Engineers - ASME provides outstanding education, code and standard creation, certifications, research, conferences and publications, government relations, and other forms of outreach to a diverse engineering community. 

SME - The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) promotes manufacturing technologies, develops a qualified workforce, and connects the manufacturing industry to help manufacturers innovate, expand, and succeed.

ASHRAE - The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) is an American professional organization dedicated to improving the design and construction of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems. ASHRAE has around 57,000 members in 132 countries throughout the world.

For Materials Engineering

ASM International - ASM International is an organization of engineers and scientists who work in the field of materials science. ASM's mission is to inform, educate, and connect the materials community worldwide in order to solve problems and inspire innovation.

For Nuclear Engineering 

American Nuclear Society - The American Nuclear Society is a non-profit international organization of scientists, engineers, and industry professionals dedicated to the advancement of nuclear engineering and related fields. Professional divisions, local sections/plant branches, and student sections are the three communities that form ANS.

For Industrial Engineering

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers - The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) is a professional organization committed primarily to the advancement of the industrial engineering profession and those working to improve quality and productivity. 

Best Blogs for Engineers: 

The Engineer - The Engineer blog covers a wide range of engineering and science topics. They also upload videos called “The Engineer Talks” where presenters discuss engineering-related news and topics. One thing we love about their website is a section called “The Student Engineer” where they give news, analysis, and advice to student engineers! Check them out on Twitter (@TheEngineerUK) for the latest news and announcements.

Interesting Engineering - Founded by Huseyin Kilic (@huseyinkilic on Twitter), Interesting Engineering was structured to help readers understand how things work in engineering. You can read the latest scientific breakthroughs, technological innovations, industry trends, and much more on their website.

IEEE Spectrum - IEEE Spectrum is a key source of news and information for the engineering world, and it’s regularly updated and comprehensive. IEEE Spectrum covers a wide range of topics, including Silicon Valley news, biotech, hackers, and solar wind power. This is the blog for you if you want to keep an eye on what's going on in the world of engineering.

For Civil Engineering

ConstructionPlacements - ConstructionPlacements provides daily updates on the latest industry news, information about global mega-projects, job openings, and industry insights from the Construction, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Projects, and Oil & Gas industries.

Civil Engineer Blog - A useful blog for those interested in pursuing a career in civil engineering. This blog covers civil engineering, real estate, project management, and home construction.

For Chemical Engineering

AIChE Blog - The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is the world's largest professional association for chemical engineers. Whether you're in the main process industries or emerging fields like translational medicine, AIChE provides the resources and knowledge you need.

Chemical Processing Blog - Chemical Processing is the only brand dedicated solely to the complexity of chemical manufacturing. Process engineering, manufacturing, and automation strategies, as well as fluid handling and pumps, are among the chemical engineering subjects covered.

For Electrical Engineering

Electronics Weekly - For the electronics professional, Electronics Weekly offers a wealth of information on electronic news, research, design, production, company profiles, and more. This site also allows readers to look for jobs.

EE Times - EE Times is an online magazine aimed at both electrical engineers and gadget enthusiasts.  The articles include everything from news, analysis, education, and peer-to-peer discussion around technology, business, products, and design.

For Mechanical Engineering

IMechE - The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is an association that represents mechanical engineers and the engineering profession. Started in 1847, it grew to over 100,000 members in 140 countries. IMechE has 8 divisions that cover Aerospace, Automobile, Biomedical Engineering Association, Construction & Building Services, Manufacturing Industries, Power Industries, Process Industries, and Railway. You can pretty much find anything about mechanical engineering from their library and archive.

Mechanical Engineering HQ - An excellent blog run by a mechanical engineer named Ryan who aims to help people understand engineering in the simplest way. We know some topics in engineering can be overwhelming and hard to digest. That’s why Ryan created an entire mechanical engineering website. You can find reliable information that makes learning engineering as fun as it should be! You can also find blog articles with lists of items that are best for engineers like “Best Books for Mechanical Engineers”.

Click here for the complete list of best mechanical engineering blogs of 2021

Best Podcasts for Engineers: 

Career and Professional-focused Engineering Podcasts

The Engineering Career Coach - Listed as one of the 15 most inspiring podcasts for professionals by Forbes in 2017, The Engineering Career Coach has been helping engineers excel in their careers for more than 250 podcast episodes. In each episode, Jeff Perry coaches engineers ranging from new engineering graduates to engineers from the best engineering consulting firms on various engineering career goals and obstacles. 

A motivational segment, a live career coaching session, and career-changing advice are regular features of this helpful podcast. It's a quick piece of weekly engineering advice from professionals that'll help you learn and expand your knowledge in the real world.

Listen on: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Castbox, Stitcher

Level-up Engineering - Level-up Engineering reveals some of the most successful tech leaders' management secrets. They address the most common issues faced by software engineering leaders from Facebook, Shopify, and Uber, as well as how others have overcome these obstacles, which will undoubtedly provide you with vital insights and allow you to improve your management skills. 

One particularly helpful episode was an interview with Katie Womersley, VP of Engineering at Buffer, where they tackle the challenges in managing remote engineering teams. They covered top DOs and DONTs as well as handling time zone differences, which is more relevant than ever with many companies shifting to remote work due to COVID-19.

Listen on: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Castbox, Stitcher

General Engineering News/Update Podcasts

Omega Tau - Omega Tau is a science and engineering podcast that covers a wide range of topics. The podcast is available in both German and English, with new episodes released every month. For the last ten years, they have produced over 300 technical, interesting, and well-made episodes where experts answer questions like "How do scientists uncover phenomena and explain their connections?" or "How do engineers design machines, methods, and infrastructure?" It’s an interesting channel for anyone who’s always curious!

Listen on: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Castbox

Unprofessional Engineering - This is a fascinating podcast that covers a wide range of topics in science, technology, machinery, engineering, and the history behind everyday things. That being said, they cover all topics in a style that is easy to understand, even if you don't know much about the subject. The hosts have a conversational tone, making it feel like you are just listening to them talk, which makes it simpler to pick up on the key points of all the various topics. It’s the perfect podcast to listen to for some morning inspiration while commuting to work.

Listen on: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Castbox, Stitcher

Civil and Structural Engineering Podcasts

The Structural Engineering Channel - The Structural Engineering Channel is dedicated to keeping structural engineering professionals informed about current technical trends. To help structural engineers enhance their careers, the podcast also includes professional development themes. It’s filled with tons of topics that every structural engineer would love to listen to such as smart structures, tsunami modeling, earthquake engineering, and many more! The hosts Mathew and Cara also interview guests from structural engineering fields and discuss stories and challenges they faced along the way.

Listen on: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Castbox, Stitcher

The Smart Buildings Academy Podcast - If you want to learn about building automation, this is the podcast for you. Learn about BAS, HVAC, IT, Energy Management, Sales, Operations, Project Management, Cyber Security, and much more as Phil draws on his extensive experience as an engineer in Building Automation. Phil does an excellent job with these podcasts, touching on themes that are rarely discussed in other resources. As he explains the themes one by one, he shares real-life experiences that are illuminating to the field. The best part about Phil's podcasts is that he includes all of the supporting materials on his website, Smart Buildings Academy.  Enjoy listening while traveling to and from the job site or office.

Listen on: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Castbox

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Podcasts

The Amp Hour Electronics - Dave Jones and Chris Gammell host The Amp Hour, the world's largest and most respected electronics-oriented radio show. The Amp Hour is a non-scripted, spontaneous format show that airs every Sunday evening in the United States (recorded earlier in the week). Topics covered include hobbyist electronics, the state of the electronics industry, components, circuit design, and general on- and off-topic ranting. Every other week, they’re joined by guests from the electronics industry who share stories and bits of advice. This is a great listen for those who a passionate about electronics.

Listen on: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Castbox, Stitcher

MacroFab Engineering Podcast - Parker Dillmann and Stephen Kraig, both electrical engineers, discuss electrical engineering topics, DIY projects, and industry news. Each episode allows you to learn something new or pick up a tip while still providing a good laugh. The show is always fun and educational, and Parker and Stephen have such a unique perspective on hardware that you’ll find yourself going back to listen to the entire archive!

Listen on: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Castbox, Stitcher

Software and Computer Engineering Podcasts

Soft Skills Engineering - Soft Skills Engineering is a weekly software developer advice podcast addressing the non-technical aspects of being a great software engineer. Since there’s a ton of content out there about the technical side of software engineering, it’s refreshing to hear about the soft skills. Jamison, Dave, and their guests deliver some incredibly engaging and actionable knowledge that is a goldmine for any engineer trying to improve their abilities and mentality. The show is flush with great advice, with bits of clever and funny developer humor thrown in for good measure.

Listen on: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Castbox, Stitcher

Clear To Send - Clear To Send is a wireless engineering podcast that covers topics such as Wi-Fi technology, design tips, troubleshooting, interviews, and tools. This is an excellent podcast to listen to if you're a bit of a techie. Most listeners will learn something new, even if it is a little too technical for the complete beginner to understand.

Listen on: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Castbox, Stitcher

Engineering Disasters and Failures

Causality - There isn't a more well-researched engineering podcast out there than this one. Listen to the "How" and "Why" factors from an engineer's perspective regarding what went right and what went wrong in some of the world's worst engineering disasters. This podcast will provide you with great examples of why physics is important in our daily lives. John delves into great detail regarding the causes of disasters, many of which will surprise and sometimes startle you in a way that will make you rethink your engineered surroundings.

Listen on: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Castbox, Stitcher

Brady Heywood Podcast - The Brady Heywood podcast excels at going into the details of why engineering goes wrong and what we can to avoid these disasters in the future. It strikes a wonderful balance between raw detail and explanation for a general audience, as well as cool audio effects! 

We especially enjoyed the episode on the Apollo 13 mission, in which Brady provided an incredible mix of narration, audio, and music that elevated the experience (pardon the pun). We not only gained knowledge on the technical challenges but also a better understanding of the emotions that the crew and ground support were going through. Just a warning though: if you listen to this on your way to work, you might not want to leave your car!

Listen on: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Castbox

Engineering Podcasts on other topics

In Machines We Trust - A podcast about everything being automated. Jennifer Strong, host of MIT Technology Review, and her colleagues examine what it means to entrust artificial intelligence with our most important decisions. This podcast does an amazing job of analyzing how artificial intelligence augments and, at times, manipulates human lives. The hosts make it simple and entertaining for the general population and there is always something new to learn in every episode.

Listen on: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Castbox, Stitcher

Hackaday Podcast - This show is ideal if you've been looking for a fun and easy tech-related podcast. The hosts have fantastic chemistry, and the topics are well-researched and engaging. Every week, the editors of Hackaday take a look at all of the unique uses of technology that appear on the internet. Topics include bending consumer electronics to your will, designing circuit boards, building robots, writing software, 3D printing intriguing stuff, and using machine tools, among many more. Fresh episodes of geeky awesomeness are released every Friday morning!

Listen on: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Castbox, Stitcher

For a complete list of Best Engineering Podcasts, click here!

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Environmental engineers have unique interests and finding the perfect gift can be tough and time-consuming. Your best bet are gifts that are practical
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11 Best Gifts for Nuclear Engineers (in 2021)

11 Best Gifts for Nuclear Engineers (in 2021)

Nuclear engineers have very unique interests and can be tough to find the right gift for. Our gift guide contains all of the creative and geeky ideas
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