Other professional engineers, n.e.c. (NOC 2148)

High opportunity occupation

About this job

Other professional engineers include:

  • agricultural and bio-resource engineers
  • biomedical engineers
  • engineering physicists and engineering scientists
  • marine and naval engineers
  • textile engineers
  • and other specialized engineering occupations that are not classified elsewhere
Common job titles
  • engineer, agricultural / agroprocessing
  • engineer, agronomy
  • engineer, bio-resource
  • engineer, clinical biomedical
  • engineer, dairy plant
  • engineer, marine / marine systems / naval


Agricultural and bio-resource engineers:

  • design and develop machinery, structures, equipment and systems related to agriculture and food processing

Biomedical engineers:

  • design and develop medical diagnostic and clinical instrumentation, equipment and procedures
  • develop devices to assist persons with disabilities
  • advise hospital administrators on planning, acquisition and use of medical equipment
  • modify and install or oversee installation of equipment

Engineering physicists and engineering scientists:

  • carry out research, and develop processes, programs and equipment to expand knowledge in the applied sciences and engineering, and to support advanced engineering and scientific applications

Marine and naval engineers:

  • design and develop marine vessels, floating structures and associated marine power plants; design and develop propulsion systems and equipment
  • oversee the building, maintenance and repair of vessels and marine systems

Textile engineers:

  • design and develop processes, equipment and procedures for the production of fibres, yarns and textiles

Work environment

Work in this occupation is typically performed in a structured environment, such as an office, hospital or school.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

There is limited mobility between the engineering specializations included in this group. Engineers often work in a multidisciplinary environment and acquire knowledge and skills through work experience that may allow them to practise in associated areas of science, engineering, sales, marketing or management.

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