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Fascinating Engineering Documentaries worth Your Time


One of the best ways to understand the complexities and nuances of a profession is to get a first-hand look of people working in that profession. This is why documentaries are so popular today. Documentaries offer a glimpse behind the scenes and showcase a real life perspective of a specific topic. Documentary films have grown in popularity and continue to amaze audiences. With so many documentaries currently available, it can be difficult to sort through the clutter and find interesting films and series that cater to engineers and the field of engineering. Here are some of our favorite documentaries that provide a unique, yet realistic view of engineering.

Impossible Engineering

From incredible skyscrapers to top-of-the-line submarines, this fascinating documentary series takes a look at how the greatest modern structures and buildings were created. Tipping their hat to some of the most influential engineers of all time, this series provides an insightful overview of the history of engineering and how it continues to impact modern day engineers.

Mega Engineering

Where “Impossible Engineering” explains the history of this fascinating industry, “Mega Engineering” takes a look at current structures that have broken boundaries and also examines what the future may hold for engineers. Viewers can experience the hardships and struggles that can arise while a massive building is being constructed, right alongside the engineers on the job.

Seven Wonders of the Industrial World

Taking an in-depth look at seven of the most incredible engineering achievements since the industrial revolution, this intelligent documentary series blends real life footage with dramatizations to create a truly stunning viewing experience. Featuring marvelous engineering feats such as the Brooklyn Bridge and the Hoover Dam, “Seven Wonders of the Industrial World” is a must-see for anyone interested in the history behind some of man’s greatest engineering achievements.

How It’s Made

Ever wonder how some of the most popular and successful products are created? This long-running documentary series has covered it all. From aluminum foil, to lithium batteries, to incandescent light bulbs; “How It’s Made” is the ultimate series for those interested in the manufacturing process of some of life’s greatest engineering marvels.

Hopefully these documentaries can offer you some insight into the fascinating world of engineering. For more information, or to meet with knowledgeable engineering consultants, give us a call today at (702) 362-9200.