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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5. Gustave Eiffel

Can you guess what landmark world structure this chap is famous for? Aside from the eponymous Parisian tower, Eiffel built various bridges for the French railway network before being commissioned to built the centrepiece for the 1889 Universal Exposition. After this, Eiffel didn't just let his good name carry him through life - he helped design the Statue of Liberty, and contributed greatly to the fields of meteorology and aerodynamics.