Presentation on theme: "Engineering Fundamentals and Problem Solving, 6e"— Presentation transcript:
1 Engineering Fundamentals and Problem Solving, 6e Chapter 1The Engineering Profession
2 Chapter 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
3 An 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?
4 An 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?
5 The Technology Team Scientist Engineer Technologist and Technician Skilled Tradespersons/Craftspersons
6 Scientist 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.
7 Engineer Engineers: Apply knowledge of math and science Conduct design and analysisSolve problemsDevelopdevicesprocessesstructuressystems
8 Engineering 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.
9 Technologist and Technician TechnologistsApply their educationand experienceModify designs as neededTechniciansPerform computations andexperimentsPrepare design drawingsPerform tasks as requested byengineers and scientists
10 Skilled Tradespersons/Craftspersons Do not need in-depth knowledge of science and engineeringOften trained on the jobOften serve apprenticeshipsLearn to build and operate specialized equipment
11 Engineering Profession Engineers must demonstrate:InitiativeProfessionalismEngineering knowledgeTeamworkInnovationCommunicationCultural adaptabilitySafety awarenessCustomer focusGeneral knowledgeContinuous learningPlanningAnalysis and judgmentQuality orientationIntegrity
12 The Engineering Functions ResearchDevelopmentDesignProduction and TestingConstructionOperationsSalesManagementConsultingTeaching