Engineers Australia Stage 1

Engineers Australia Stage 1 - GUIDE TO ASSESSMENT OF...

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13 of 29 GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF ROLE Professional engineers are required to take responsibility for engineering projects and programs in the most far- reaching sense. This includes the reliable functioning of all materials and technologies used; their integration to form a complete and self-consistent system; and all interactions between the technical system and the environment in which it functions. The latter includes understanding the requirements of clients and of society as a whole; working to optimise social, environmental and economic outcomes over the lifetime of the product or program; interacting effectively with the other disciplines, professions and people involved; and ensuring that the engineering contribution is properly integrated into the totality of the undertaking. Professional engineers are responsible for interpreting technological possibilities to society, business and government; and for ensuring as far as possible that policy decisions are properly informed by such possibilities and consequences, and that costs, risks and limitations are properly understood as the desirable outcomes. Professional engineers are responsible for bringing knowledge to bear from multiple sources to develop solutions to complex problems and issues, for ensuring that technical and non-technical considerations are properly integrated, and for managing risk. The work of professional engineers is predominantly intellectual in nature. In the technical domain, they are primarily concerned with the advancement of technologies and with the development of new technologies and their applications through innovation, creativity and change. They may conduct research concerned with advancing the science of engineering and with developing new engineering principles and technologies. Alternatively, they may contribute to continual improvement in the practice of engineering, and in devising and updating the Codes and Standards that govern it. Professional engineers have a particular responsibility for ensuring that all aspects of a project are soundly based in theory and fundamental principle, and for understanding clearly how new developments relate to established practice and experience and to other disciplines with which they may interact. One hallmark of a professional is the capacity to break new ground in an informed and responsible way. Professional engineers may lead or manage teams appropriate to these activities, and may establish their own companies or move into senior management roles in engineering and related enterprises. STAGE 1 COMPETENCY Stage 1 competency represents the level of preparation necessary and adequate for entry to practice leading to these responsibilities. A graduate engineer would be expected to work initially under the supervision and guidance of more experienced engineers, while experience is gained. Graduate engineers are encouraged to undertake Professional Development Programs approved by Engineers Australia while developing the practice
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2008 for the course SEB SEB323 taught by Professor Cavenett during the Spring '08 term at A.T. Still University.

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