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1 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 1 Introduction to Engineering Technology Seventh Edition Robert J. Pond & Jeffery L. Rankinen Chapter 1 Engineering Technology as a Career

2 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 2 Purpose Introduces a variety of fields in Engineering TechnologyIntroduces a variety of fields in Engineering Technology Provides motivation for continued studyProvides motivation for continued study Prepares students for employment, both internship and employment after graduationPrepares students for employment, both internship and employment after graduation Prepares students for future courseworkPrepares students for future coursework

3 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 3 Introduction TechnologyTechnology –Improves subsistence and comfort Examples: automated heating, running water, automobiles, etc…Examples: automated heating, running water, automobiles, etc… –Many career opportunities Examples: Verizon Fiber Optic Technician, Comcast Technician, Consultant, etc…Examples: Verizon Fiber Optic Technician, Comcast Technician, Consultant, etc…

4 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 4 Contents History of Engineering TechnologyHistory of Engineering Technology The Industrial TeamThe Industrial Team The Career DecisionThe Career Decision Engineering Technology – The Right Career for YouEngineering Technology – The Right Career for You

5 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 5 History of Engineering Technology Great wall of ChinaGreat wall of China PyramidsPyramids Five main branches of engineeringFive main branches of engineering –Civil –Mechanical –Mining and Metallurgical –Chemical –Electrical

6 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 6 History of Engineering Technology Examples of Today’s Engineering FieldsExamples of Today’s Engineering Fields For a larger list see link below from Wikipedia: a larger list see link below from Wikipedia: AerospaceElectromechanicalMaterials Agriculture Engineering Science Nuclear ArchitecturalEnvironmentalPetroleum BiomedicalIndustrialSystems ComputerMarineWelding

7 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 7 History of Engineering Technology Need increasing for technicians and technologistsNeed increasing for technicians and technologists –Specialized and scientific – Engineers –Practical and less specialized - Technicians

8 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 8 The Industrial Team Today’s industries – two typesToday’s industries – two types –Manufacturing – production of goods, such as clothing and steel (“blue collar”) –Service – such as professional (lawyers) and technical work (computer programmers) (“white collar”) Transition is taking place from goods production to the provision of services – post-industrial societyTransition is taking place from goods production to the provision of services – post-industrial society

9 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 9 The Industrial Team The Role of the Technician and TechnologistThe Role of the Technician and Technologist –Communicators –Implementers –Calibrators and Testers –Manufacturing Engineering Technologists

10 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 10 The Industrial Team

11 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 11 The Industrial Team Teamwork in ManufacturingTeamwork in Manufacturing Nanomanufacturing program available at PSU:Nanomanufacturing program available at PSU:

12 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 12 The Industrial Team Teamwork in ManufacturingTeamwork in Manufacturing –Roles of the Engineer and Engineering Technician Engineer Engineering Technician Designs systems Designs individual circuits Directs fabrication of new systems Supervises the assembly of specific electronic subsystems Develops new systems Breadboards systems, troubleshoots and improves circuitry, brings the system to the real world

13 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 13 The Industrial Team

14 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 14 The Industrial Team Communication and the Industrial TeamCommunication and the Industrial Team Organizational Structures and the Industrial Team – chart next pageOrganizational Structures and the Industrial Team – chart next page Competition vs. TeamworkCompetition vs. Teamwork

15 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 15 The Industrial Team

16 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 16 The Career Decision Career exploration – at least 3 important elementsCareer exploration – at least 3 important elements –Occupational satisfaction –Availability of employment –Salary potential

17 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 17 The Career Decision

18 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 18 The Career Decision SalariesSalaries

19 Introduction to Engineering Technology, 7 th ed. Pond and Rankinen © 2009Pearson Education, Upper Saddle River, NJ All Rights Reserved. 19 Engineering Technology – The Right Career for You ChallengingChallenging RewardingRewarding –Good salary potential –Excellent employment opportunities


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