Presentation on theme: "Engineering Fundamentals and Problem Solving, 6e"— Presentation transcript:
1Engineering Fundamentals and Problem Solving, 6e Chapter 1The Engineering Profession
2Chapter Objectives Understand the role of engineering in the world Understand how to prepare for a meaningful engineering careerUnderstand the role of an engineer in the engineering workplaceDescribe the responsibilities and roles of the most common engineering disciplines
3An Engineering Career Questions to consider: What is engineering? What are the career opportunities for engineers?What are the engineering disciplines?Where does the engineer fit into the technical spectrum?How are engineers educated?
4An Engineering Career cont’d More questions to consider:What is professionalism and engineering ethics?What have engineers done in the past?What are engineers doing now?What will engineers do in the future?What workplace competencies areneeded to be a successful engineer?
5The Technology Team Scientist Engineer Technologist and Technician Skilled Tradespersons/Craftspersons
6Scientist Scientists conduct research in seeking new knowledge. The systematic research steps (or scientific method) are:Formulate a hypothesis to explain phenomenon.Conduct experiments to test the hypothesis.Analyze test results and state conclusions.Generalize the hypothesis into a law or theory.Publish the new knowledge.
7Engineer Engineers: Apply knowledge of math and science Conduct design and analysisSolve problemsDevelopdevicesprocessesstructuressystems
8Engineering Design Process The design process includes:Define the problem.Acquire pertinent data.Identify constraints.Develop alternative solutions.Select a solution based on analysis of alternatives.Communicate the results.
9Technologist and Technician TechnologistsApply their educationand experienceModify designs as neededTechniciansPerform computations andexperimentsPrepare design drawingsPerform tasks as requested byengineers and scientists
10Skilled Tradespersons/Craftspersons Do not need in-depth knowledge of science and engineeringOften trained on the jobOften serve apprenticeshipsLearn to build and operate specialized equipment
11Engineering Profession Engineers must demonstrate:InitiativeProfessionalismEngineering knowledgeTeamworkInnovationCommunicationCultural adaptabilitySafety awarenessCustomer focusGeneral knowledgeContinuous learningPlanningAnalysis and judgmentQuality orientationIntegrity
12The Engineering Functions ResearchDevelopmentDesignProduction and TestingConstructionOperationsSalesManagementConsultingTeaching