From Abeyance

Engineer is a term loosely describing people with engineering capabilities.

Different uses

The term engineer can both mean professional engineer with a universal degree in engineering, or it can also mean strayers, looters, scavengers and scouts with high-tech capabilities. The latter is more commonly known and mainly used outside the educational system. Due to the latter's more widespread use, universities have started an ongoing discussion on changing the term engineer in order to lessen confusion.