Ship Equipment in EVE is divided into different categories:
Electronic Warfare - Debilitate your opponent.
Electronics and Sensor Upgrades - Scanners, CPU boosts, Sensor boosts, and Cloaking.
Engineering Equipment - Capacitor, Powergrid, and energy stealing modules.
Hull & Armor - Armor/Hull protection, and physical ship function improvement.
Propulsion - Speed/Agility enhancement, Warp stabilization.
Shield - Shield enhancements.
Smartbombs - Omni-directional energy blast.
Turrets & Bays - Weapons to fire at enemies, and modules to enhance them.
- Civilian Modules - Newbie modules.
- Gang Assist Modules - Modules that boost your gang-mate's stats, or other gang-based equipment.
Other Ship Equipment
- Ammunition & Charges - Things that make your modules pew pew, or otherwise work.
Deployable Equipment - Cargo Containers and Warp Disruption Fields.
Drones - Small remote spacecraft with weapons or other capabilities.
Ship Modifications - Rigs. The things that go into your Upgrade Hardpoints.