Career profiles

Engineering

Engineering Within the sphere of science and technology, engineering is the study of design, buildings, and structures. At its core, engineers use science and mathematics to design and build structures – from buildings to bridges to dams – machines – from cars to the robots that build cars – and roads. Engineering and the built …

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Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, ranging across public works such as roads, bridges, canals, dams, airports, sewerage systems, pipelines, the structural components of buildings, and railways. What is Civil Engineering? Civil engineering is a professional engineering …

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Fire Engineer

Fire Engineer In the world of engineering, the range of disciplines or specialisations into which an engineer can venture is really quite extensive, even though the types of degrees available are relatively limited in terms of the options at South African universities. In this instance, for example, your degree in mechanical engineering, will enable you …

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Big Data Analyst

Big Data Analyst A Big Data Analyst or Functional Analyst uses their ability to focus on details and patterns to analyse big data and models. They provide reports and visualizations to demonstrate insights that can be drawn from raw data, they inform decisions, and use mathematical modelling techniques to solve problems in financial markets. This …

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Data Scientist

Data Scientist A Data Scientist can also be known as a Quantitative Analyst, Advanced Analyst or Financial Engineer. The Data Scientist is a mathematician, a statistician, a computer scientist and a trend-spotter. Their models are used by organisations to make decisions about risk management, investment and pricing. They capture and analyse new sources of data, …

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Quantitative Analyst

Quantitative Analyst The Quantitative Analyst, or “Quant”, works in the financial field and aims to reduce risk, while generating profits.They do this by developing and implementing complex mathematical and computer models which help to predict, among other things, changes in markets, potential market risks and pricing. What is Quantitative Analyst? The Quantitative Analyst, or “Quant”, …

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Industrial Engineer

Industrial Engineer Industrial engineering is an exciting discipline of engineering in which the main concern is around optimisation and promotion of efficiencies within complex systems and processes. The industrial engineer thus takes mathematics, physical and social science knowledge and skills and what they have learned about engineering analysis and design in order to critically and …

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Accounting and finance

Accounting And Finance Accounting and Finance are closely related, but different.  Accounting tends to focus on the day-to-day management of financial reports and records via financial statements, income statements and balance sheets whereas Finance uses the same information to project future growth, analyse expenditure and to strategise company finances.  What is Accounting and Finance? Accounting …

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Technology Specialist

Technology specialist A Technology Specialist is a computer science professional who uses their knowledge of engineering principles and programming languages to build software products and run network control systems. What is a Technology Specialist?A Technology Specialist is a computer science professional who uses their knowledge of engineering principles and programming languages to build software products …

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Business analyst

Business Analyst A Business Analyst is, at its most simple definition, a data-driven decision maker. They bridge the gap between IT and the rest of the business, making use of data analytics to assess processes, determine requirements and deliver data-driven recommendations and reports to executives and stakeholders. What is a Business Analyst? A Business Analyst …

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