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What is Engineering? Engineering Week 2011
Introductions Leader’s name Job title Degree type, University Work experience following college graduation Eastman engineer since [year] If local graduate: high school, graduation year Name Job title Degree type University Work experience following college graduation Eastman engineer since [year] If local graduate: high school, graduation year Name Job title Degree type, University Work experience following college graduation Eastman engineer since [year] If local graduate: high school, graduation year Name Job title Degree type, University Work experience following college graduation Eastman engineer since [year] If local graduate: high school, graduation year
What is engineering ? According to Webster’s Dictionary: Engineering The application of math and science by which the properties of matter and the sources of energy in nature are made useful to people. Engineers apply math and science for the betterment of society through: DesignManufacturingResearch & Development ManagementContinual Improvement Logistics Above all, engineers are problem solvers who make things work better, more efficiently, quicker and cheaper.
Salary Comparisons CareerCollege (years)Average Salary*Hourly RateFactor (thousands)** Fast Food Cook0$18,230$8.76/hr- Cosmetologist0$27,070$13.02/hr- Auto Mechanic0$37,880$18.21/hr- Realtor0$53,100$25.53/hr- Reporter4$43,270$20.80/hr11 Physical Therapist8$76,220$36.64/hr9 Chemist4$72,740$34.97/hr22 Veterinarian8$90,110$43.32/hr11 Accountant4$67,430$32.42/hr16 Registered Nurse4$66,530$31.99/hr16 Pharmacist6$106,630$51.27/hr17 Computer Programmer4$74,690$35.91/hr18 Computer Engineer4$91,540$44.01/hr22 Mechanical Engineer4$80,580$38.74/hr20 Electrical Engineer4$86,250$41.47/hr21 Civil Engineer4$81,180$39.03/hr20 Chemical Engineer4$91,670$44.07/hr22 Petroleum Engineer4$119,960$57.67/hr30 Medical Doctor10$168,550$81.03/hr16 Lawyer6$129,020$62.03/hr21 Higher Factor Is Better! *Average salaries from May 2009, Bureau of Labor Statistics Website **Factor is average salary / years of college
Earning Potential vs. Minimum Wage Engineers have high earning potentials over the course of their career. Since 2000, engineering salaries have increased by ~35%. Years AFTER H.S. Graduation (based on 1998 salary data)
Engineering Disciplines Major Disciplines Other Disciplines Mechanical Electrical Chemical Civil Industrial Automotive Aerospace Agricultural Biomedical Computer Environmental Materials Nuclear Robotics Safety
Mechanical Engineering Concerned with design, manufacture & operation of a wide range of components, devices, or systems: microscopic parts (nanotechnology) to gigantic gears heating, ventilation, refrigeration manufacturing equipment (tanks, motors, pumps) laser technology biomedical applications automotive industry computer-aided design, automation, robotics Broadest of all the engineering disciplines in its range of activities
Chemical Engineering Applying chemistry to the solution of practical problems Gasoline Plastic Energy (natural gas, oil heating, coal) Adhesives Clothing Building Materials
Electrical Engineering Play a role in almost everything we interact with on a daily basis. They design smaller, cheaper, and better: cell phones computers power systems appliances robots Apply specialized skill to the design, manufacture, application, installation, and operation of electrical products and systems.
Civil Engineering Create solutions to cope with: air quality issues decaying cities, roadways and bridges clogged airports and highways polluted streams, rivers and lakes Design solutions to cope with many of our planet’s most serious problems.
Industrial Engineering Design data processing systems Integrate activities of finance, engineering and management Develop systems for planning, cost analysis, production and quality of products Stresses design, improvement, and installation of integrated systems of people, material, and equipment for the effective production of goods or services in all types of industries
Good Traits for Engineers Enjoy solving problems Like working with other people (strong teamwork skills) Interested in serving human needs Want to make things work better Strive for continual improvement Able to adapt to a changing environment Good communication skills Strong study skills Desire to constantly learn new things Data analysis skills Strong computer skills
College Entrance Requirements Required Algebra I & IIGeometry TrigonometryCalculus PhysicsChemistry Computer ProgrammingSocial Studies Foreign LanguagesFine Arts/Humanities Highly Recommended – Not Required AP ChemistryAP Physics AP CalculusAP Biology Any Advanced Placement classes really help prepare you for college and in most cases drastically help “lighten your load.”
College Advice The next 2-3 years in high school and especially the following 4-8 years in college drastically impact the quality of your adult life!!!
Cooperative Education Typically a five year program with alternating periods of book learning (school) and application (work, typically in industry). Typically a five year program with alternating periods of book learning (school) and application (work, typically in industry). YearFallSpringSummer 1School 2Work 3School 4Work 5School Benefits of a Cooperative Education Pay for your college education ($36,000/YR or more) Gain valuable experience, real engineering work Increase your market value at graduation (considerably) Usually assures job offer from co-op company Offers well deserved and beneficial break from school!
Summary Engineers have been involved in almost everything you see, touch, or rely upon Engineering can be an exciting career full of opportunitiesJob market is generally goodPay and benefits are among the top for the level of educationOpportunities for leadership, global travel, and benefiting humankind abound An engineering degree can open many doors to careers in other exciting areas such as medicine, law, business administration, PhD (research, teaching, etc.)