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1 Engineering a Team Sport Evan Lemley, UCO Engr. and Phys. ENGR 1112 Introduction to Engineering University of Central Oklahoma

2 Organization What is Engineering? What is an Engineering Team? Who should be an Engineer and Why? Engineering Disciplines. How to become an Engineer.

3 What is Engineering? Compare and Contrast Engineering – Learn Math and Physics – Apply math and physics to build new devices – Design of applications that solve a given problem is the emphasis Physics – Learn Math and Physics – Apply math and physics to understand workings of universe – Design of experiments that help understand workings of universe is the emphasis

4 What is Engineering? Def.: Use of technology to solve problems – Industrial – apply science and math to solve manufacturing problems – Consulting – apply science and math to design things from scratch or assess existing designs – Research and Development – apply newer science and math to create new products and devices – Academic Research – Apply science and math to previously unsolved problems (short term significance may not quite exist) Help discover new science

5 What is an Engineering Team? Many problems are solved by teams – Scientists – Generalists, Design, Is there any thing we forgot? – Engineers – Design and Analyze – Technicians – Build, Test, and Debug Engineering and other work is moving more this direction. Engineering degree programs are more focused this direction… labs and design projects

6 Cold Fusion – Univ. of Utah Early 1990s What: Table-Top fusion… really big deal Who: Drs. Pons and Fleishman Who else: Team from of Los Alamos Why: Is it real How: Neutron and other detectors What happened: NO NEUTRONS OR ANYTHING ELSE What kind of Engineers?


8 Columbia Disaster - 2003 Large Team of Scientists, Engineers, and Technicians Government – NASA, Industry –Contractors, Independent Board (CAIB) CAIB – Columbia Accident Investigation Board ( Cause: Foam insulation hits Leading Edge? – Southwest Research Institute

9 Air Gun

10 Target

11 Foam Impact


13 Is Engineering For You? Do you like to take things apart and put them back together? (understanding how things work) Do you like solving difficult problems? Are you interested in Science and Math? Do you like working with other technical people?

14 Why Become an Engineer? - ASEE Job Satisfaction Variety of Career Opportunities Challenging Work Intellectual Development Potential to Benefit Society Financial Security Prestige Professional Environment Technological and Scientific Discovery Creative Thinking

15 Why Become an Engineer? - Lemley Fame -probably not Money -a few rich engineers Security – pretty secure Good at it and like it Idealistic – contribute in a positive way to use of technology

16 Science and Math Requirements Physics – cornerstone of technology Chemistry Biology Materials – microscopic details of how materials fit together and how they respond to outside forces Math – Engineering is applied mathematics – Algebra, Trig, Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra Computers – running software, spreadsheets, word- processing, writing programs, CAD, ProE, specific engineering software

17 Aeronautical Engineering Aerodynamics, Fluid Mechanics Design and build aircraft, spacecraft, land vehicles Big companies with large-scale projects

18 Agricultural Engineering Hydrology, Soil Mechanics, Biology Produce food on a large scale

19 Engineering Disciplines Biomedical Engineering Modern engineering methods to solve problems in medicine and human health. Health and medical-related industries High growth rate

20 Chemical Engineering Chemistry to design and manufacture production systems where chemical reactions are involved Chemistry, fluid mechanics, heat transfer Petroleum, chemical, plastics, electronics (small – large scale)

21 Civil Engineering Design and construction of roads, bridges, and other large structures Wastewater, water supply, erosion, environmental engineering Government, large construction, and consulting firms

22 Computer Engineering Hardware, software, and digital communication Formerly part of electrical engineering Small – Large Scale Employment

23 Electrical Engineering Use and control of electromagnetic energy Microelectronics to power distribution, data communication, fiber optics, power systems, microprocessor design

24 Engineering Physics Engineering + Physics = EP Good Engineering Problem Solvers that know the background physics very well Job Options – Engineer, physicist, software engineer, Graduate School (physics or engineering) Curriculum = Standard Physics + Basic Engineering Science Courses

25 Industrial Engineering Design of devices and systems for mass production and manufacturing facilities Heavy-duty statistics Industrial Manufacturing employment

26 Mechanical Engineering Designing and building physical structures Mechanical Design -- Machines Fluid/Thermal Design – HVAC – Industrial Processes Very wide employability

27 Mechatronics Engineering Mechanical engineering plus electronics plus computers Solve problems that a mechanical or electrical engineer could not solve alone

28 Naval Engineering Design of ships, subs, and other sea- going vessels Oil platforms Government and private sector

29 Nuclear Engineering Design of systems that involve nuclear reactions Reactor engineer, radiation protection Strong ties to mechanical and to physics Engineering Physics majors are good nuclear engineers

30 Other Engineering Petroleum Engineering – Production of oil and gas from resources Systems Engineering – Design, implementation, and control of large-scale systems (computer, utilities, governments) – Data processing, power generation, transmission, communications, aerospace

31 How to Become an Engineer Bachelors Degree Required Engineering vs. Engr. Tech. Engineering Core 1.5 years Math and Physics – 1 year Engineering Physics – more physics Some projects need a licensed engineer – Esp. when public use and safety are involved – Approve Design – Some Legal Responsibility

32 How to Become an Engineer Licensed Engineers are P.E.s – Professional Engineers – Process to be Licensed Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE) – Senior year, General and Specific Sections Engineering Intern Period (at least four years of engineering practice) Prof. Engr. Exam (in chosen area) – Not necessary for many engineers – Helpful to be eligible for PE (pass the FE Exam)

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