21st century engineering wonders revealed

Mar 27, 2019

7 wonders of the 21st Century

The This is Engineering campaign has worked with young engineers to identify 7 wonders of modern engineering. The list includes breakthroughs in fashion, sport, technology, entertainment, film, healthcare and the environment, and highlights the increasingly broad role of engineering in everyday life.

7 wonders of engineering:

  • Gore-Tex
  • Hawk-Eye
  • iPhone
  • YouTube
  • Dolby Atmos
  • 3D printed bone implants
  • Clean water


The list highlights the breadth of 21st century engineering and hopes to redress young people’s stereotypical view of engineering and show them that engineers are behind these innovations.

Despite owning or using many engineered products or services, This is Engineering research showed most teenagers were unaware that engineering was involved in designing and creating them and fewer than 20% knew that apps like SnapChat and Spotify were developed by engineers.


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