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Unformatted text preview: What is Engineering? ENGR 111 C Fall 2006 Introduction to Engineering ● Definitions ● Technology Team ● Engineering Disciplines at TAMU ● Engineering Functions ● Career Paths ● ABET Requirements ● Engineering Profession What is Engineering? ● The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) defines engineering: ● Engineering is the profession in which a knowledge of the mathematical and natural sciences gained by study, experience, and practice is applied with judgment to develop ways to utilize economically the materials and forces of nature for the benefit of mankind. ● “Engineer” comes from word engine which means “to create.” What is Engineering? ● Engineering is a profession, e.g., like medicine or law, that aspires to high standards of conduct and recognizes its responsibility to the general public. What is the difference between an Engineer and a Scientist? ● Engineers are different than scientists in that scientists use their knowledge to understand the principles of physical processes and acquire new knowledge ... ● ...whereas engineers apply knowledge of physical systems to design and develop usable devices, structures, and processes . Technology Team ● Technologist- Technologists focus on direct application of established engineering principles and processes. Math, the physical sciences, and underlying engineering theory receive less coverage. Technologists are more interested in hardware and processes. Technology Team ● Technician- Completes a 2-year degree in a narrow technical area such as electronics, drafting, or machining. ● Artisans- Training may be a combination of schooling and work experience. Examples include, welders, machinists, electricians, carpenters, painters, steel workers, and artists. Engineering Disciplines at TAMU ● Aerospace ● Agricultural ● Biomedical ● Chemical ● Civil ● Environmental ● Ocean ● Computer Science and Computer Engineering Engineering Disciplines at TAMU ● Electrical and Computer Engineering ● Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution ● Industrial ● Mechanical ● Nuclear and Radiological Health Safety ● Petroleum Engineering Disciplines ● Civil Engineering ● oldest type of engineering ● building walls, bridges, and roads on a large scale ● Mechanical Engineering ● create things civil engineers need ● engines, lathes, mills, vehicles, consumer items Engineering Disciplines...
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2010 for the course ENGR 111 taught by Professor Walker during the Fall '07 term at Texas A&M.

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