Chapters 1 & 2 Lecture Notes on slides

Chapters 1 & 2 Lecture Notes on slides - EM510...

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EM510 Engineering Management Fundamentals Fall 2008 Dr. Larry Stauffer, Director Engineering Management Program University of Idaho
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Logistics Welcome and introductions Discuss recording of class Review syllabus Discuss Blackboard site
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Course Goals Provide engineers with exposure to techniques, methods, and processes used in technical management Expose the students to management experience with real situations Provide the students with experience in self study using current literature
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Management Functions Planning Decision Making Organizing Leading Controlling Managing Engineering and Technology Research Design Managing Technology Planning Production Managing Production Project Managment Marketing Ethics Career Personal Technology Global Time Management Diversity
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Chapter 1 Objectives Describe the origins of engineering practice Identify the functions of management Explain what is Engineering Management Explain the need for engineers in management
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In Class Assignment Write down 10 tasks that you think a manager does and the 10 tasks that you think an engineer does Rank each list in the order of importance Discuss your lists
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Engineering History Engineer comes from the Latin word ingenium : talent, clever invention Dates back earlier than the Romans Education: French and English • Louis XV, in 1716, formed the Corps des Ponts et Chausees (civilian engineering corp) – roads and bridges • Cambridge – mechanical science 1890 and Oxford chair in engineering science 1909
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Engineering History in US At the start of the Erie Canal in 1817 there were less than 30 engineers in the US The U.S. Military Academy -- 1802 • A school for engineering officers • Pushed by Thomas Jefferson Morrill Act – “Land Grant Colleges” 1862 • Agriculture • Mechanic arts (mostly to support railroads)
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Engineers as Industrial Class Citizens The Morrill Act ----- • “… education of the industrial classes in their several pursuits and professions in life.” • Not like the gentlemen attending professional school after graduation from college (such as Law and Medicine)
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Engineering as a Profession Text --- Webster’s Dictionary: “a calling requiring specialized knowledge and often long and intensive preparation including instruction in skills and methods, as well as in the scientific, historical of scholarly principles underlying such skills and methods, maintaining by force or organization or concerted opinion high standards of achievement and conduct and committing its members to continued study and to a kind of work which has for its prime purpose the rendering of a public service
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What is an Engineer “The profession in which a knowledge of 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” From the Engineers’ council for Professional Development (ECPD) the precursor to the Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
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What Engineers DO! Mining
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2010 for the course EM 510 taught by Professor Stauffer,l during the Spring '08 term at Idaho.

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