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Engineering is the creative application of scientific principles to design or develop structures, machines, apparatus, or manufacturing processes, for instance in the creation of buildings, aqueducts, bridges, siege engines, or fortifications.12 A practitioner of engineering is called an engineer.3

The practice of engineering

In addition to its core use in design and construction, engineering can be used to:4

  • Identify dangerous constructions
  • Determine a structure's style or age
  • Determine a structure's weaknesses, for instance the propensity for a ceiling to collapse5

Engineering organizations

Known engineers

See also: Category:Engineers

Engineering and religion

Part of Aroden's legacy is his holy text, The History and Future of Humanity‎, in which one of the sections is a treatise on engineering.7

Followers of Brigh have particular interests in technology and engineering.8


  1. Jason Bulmahn, et al. “Skills” in Core Rulebook, 99. Paizo Inc., 2009
  2. Jason Bulmahn, et al. “Gamemastering” in Core Rulebook, 435. Paizo Inc., 2009
  3. Engineering, Wikipedia.
  4. Jason Bulmahn, et al. “Skills” in Core Rulebook, 101. Paizo Inc., 2009
  5. Jason Bulmahn, et al. “Gamemastering” in Core Rulebook, 415. Paizo Inc., 2009
  6. Owen K.C. Stephens. “Places” in Guide to Absalom, 34–35. Paizo Inc., 2008
  7. James Jacobs, et al. “Faith: Aroden” in Humans of Golarion, 27. Paizo Inc., 2011
  8. Robert Brookes, et al. Brigh” in Inner Sea Faiths, 28–33. Paizo Inc., 2016