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Top Ten Greatest Engineers of All Time

Considering Engineering for your undergraduate education? Be inspired by these engineers, from all walks of life and all disciplines, who have laid the foundations to what you could be studying.

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2. Isambard Kingdom Brunel

"One of the most ingenious and prolific figures in engineering history"; "one of the 19th century engineering giants"; and "one of the greatest figures of the Industrial Revolution" - it's hard to overestimate the impact Brunel had on the infrastructure of modern Britain. It's appropriate he's on a list on this site too, having given his name to a modern day university. His greatest achievement is the Great Western Railway, which operates to this day.