What is an engineer? An engineer is a constructive artist. The art of engineering is based on science and mathematics, where the tools and materials are technological. It’s a constructive art because engineers build and optimize things. And yes, the intent here is to highlight the concept that engineering is art—interpretation, design, creation, invention, and expression—in contrast to the common stereotype that the profession is rigid and formulaic. Laypeople often confuse engineers with scientists. For example, we’re sure you’ve seen the incredible results from the Mars Rover missions...
Note: An Engineer is a constructive artist - Douglas & Papadopoulos on the definition of engineering