lecture 4 - Lecture 4 One of the Worlds Oldest Professions...

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One of the World’s Oldest Professions Intro/Outline What is the profession and why do we have them? Why is engineering a profession How does one become a professional engineer Professions To be a professional means to be a person who possesses specialized knowledge that requires education and study To be a professional means to be a member of a profession Story; seeking the services of a physician in a foreign country Trust is key behind the profession How a profession works o You join to gain the benefits of the trust o You act in the best interest of the profession and not your own interest o Quality of work is uniform o Prevents anyone that is not in the profession from practicing the profession The Engineering Profession How does engineering influence human well- being? How might engineers gain public trust? Safety is the biggest concern of an Engineer o Every discipline has to take safety into consideration What might happen if engineers lose that trust? o
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2010 for the course ENGINEERIN 1ZZ5,1D03, taught by Professor Danielson during the Fall '10 term at McMaster University.

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lecture 4 - Lecture 4 One of the Worlds Oldest Professions...

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