Presentation on theme: "Engineering a Team Sport"— Presentation transcript:
1 Engineering a Team Sport Evan Lemley, UCO Engr. and Phys.ENGR 1112 Introduction to EngineeringUniversity 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 Learn Math and PhysicsApply math and physics to build new devicesDesign of applications that solve a given problem is the emphasisPhysicsLearn Math and PhysicsApply math and physics to understand workings of universeDesign 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 problemsConsulting – apply science and math to design things from scratch or assess existing designsResearch and Development – apply newer science and math to create new products and devicesAcademic 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 teamsScientists – Generalists, Design, Is there any thing we forgot?Engineers – Design and AnalyzeTechnicians – Build, Test, and DebugEngineering 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 1990’s What: “Table-Top” fusion… really big dealWho: Drs. Pons and FleishmanWho else: Team from of Los AlamosWhy: Is it realHow: Neutron and other detectorsWhat happened: NO NEUTRONS OR ANYTHING ELSEWhat kind of Engineers?
8 Columbia DisasterLarge Team of Scientists, Engineers, and TechniciansGovernment – NASA, Industry –Contractors, Independent Board (CAIB)CAIB – Columbia Accident Investigation Board (www.caib.us)Cause: Foam insulation hits Leading Edge? – Southwest Research Institute
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 SatisfactionVariety of Career OpportunitiesChallenging WorkIntellectual DevelopmentPotential to Benefit SocietyFinancial SecurityPrestigeProfessional EnvironmentTechnological and Scientific DiscoveryCreative Thinking
15 Why Become an Engineer? - Lemley Fame -probably notMoney -a few rich engineersSecurity – pretty secureGood at it and like itIdealistic – contribute in a positive way to use of technology
16 Science and Math Requirements Physics – cornerstone of technologyChemistryBiologyMaterials – microscopic details of how materials fit together and how they respond to outside forces Math – Engineering is applied mathematicsAlgebra, Trig, Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear AlgebraComputers – running software, spreadsheets, word- processing, writing programs, CAD, ProE, specific engineering software
17 Aeronautical Engineering Aerodynamics, Fluid MechanicsDesign and build aircraft, spacecraft, land vehiclesBig companies with large-scale projects
18 Agricultural Engineering Hydrology, Soil Mechanics, BiologyProduce 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 industriesHigh growth rate
20 Chemical EngineeringChemistry to design and manufacture production systems where chemical reactions are involvedChemistry, fluid mechanics, heat transferPetroleum, chemical, plastics, electronics (small – large scale)
21 Civil EngineeringDesign and construction of roads, bridges, and other large structuresWastewater, water supply, erosion, environmental engineeringGovernment, large construction, and consulting firms
22 Computer Engineering Hardware, software, and digital communication Formerly part of electrical engineeringSmall – Large Scale Employment
23 Electrical Engineering Use and control of electromagnetic energyMicroelectronics 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 wellJob OptionsEngineer, 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 facilitiesHeavy-duty statisticsIndustrial Manufacturing employment
26 Mechanical Engineering Designing and building physical structuresMechanical Design -- MachinesFluid/Thermal DesignHVACIndustrial ProcessesVery wide employability
27 Mechatronics Engineering Mechanical engineering plus electronics plus computersSolve problems that a mechanical or electrical engineer could not solve alone
28 Naval Engineering Design of ships, subs, and other sea- going vessels Oil platformsGovernment and private sector
29 Nuclear Engineering Design of systems that involve nuclear reactions Reactor engineer, radiation protectionStrong ties to mechanical and to physicsEngineering Physics majors are good nuclear engineers
30 Other Engineering Petroleum Engineering Systems Engineering Production of oil and gas from resourcesSystems EngineeringDesign, implementation, and control of large-scale systems (computer, utilities, governments)Data processing, power generation, transmission, communications, aerospace
31 How to Become an Engineer Bachelor’s Degree RequiredEngineering vs. Engr. Tech.Engineering Core 1.5 yearsMath and Physics – 1 yearEngineering Physics – more physicsSome projects need a “licensed” engineerEsp. when public use and safety are involvedApprove DesignSome Legal Responsibility
32 How to Become an Engineer Licensed Engineers are P.E.sProfessional EngineersProcess to be LicensedFundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE)Senior year, General and Specific SectionsEngineering Intern Period (at least four years of engineering practice)Prof. Engr. Exam (in chosen area)Not necessary for many engineersHelpful to be eligible for PE (pass the FE Exam)
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