Engineering 100 - Intro to Engineering 100 STUDYING...

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Intro to Engineering 100.
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STUDYING ENGINEERING: THE KEYS TO SUCCESS. 09/07/2009 Brainstorming: What is success? Success is: 4.0 GPA Graduate on time Strive for excellence Elements of success: What does it takes to be successful in engineering? (See Studying Engineering: The keys to Success ) Commitment Failure is not an option Your actions: Decide to be successful. Stay focused. Stay determined to succeed. Continually remind yourself of the reasons you chose engineering. Set appropriate goals. Application Work hard Your actions: Apply yourself dully to attain your goals and work hard.
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Strategy Work smart Your actions: Work smart Maximize effectiveness Learn the rules and play the game Perseverance Strive for excellence/ Not giving up Your actions: Do not give up after the first, second or third try Keep going Stay focused on your goals Use power thinking! Association Keep the good Your actions: Do not give the habits and values to the people you associate with ex: positive, energetic, share the desire to succeed) Avoid underachiever and those who do not share your objectives.
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09/14/2009 ENGINEERING: THE PROFESSION I-What do engineers do? They provide technical solution to societal needs or problems. II- How do they do it? They use mathematics, fundamentals of physical laws and science to develop, design, test and improve products, services and systems. III-Where do you see the fingerprints of an engineer? EVERYWHERE . Consumer products . Infrastructures . Medical equipment . Entertainment . Info techniques and communication . Transformation systems . Industrial equipment (automation)
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. Agriculture (farm equipment) ---> agro-industry . Energy systems (production/ distribution) . Military equipment and systems CONCEPT OF ENGINEERING = CONCEPT OF CIVILIZATION 09/21/2009 IV-Engineering is a noble profession! 1900: The average life expectancy was 47 years old 2009: The average life expectancy was 80 years old (less for men, more for women) In 109 years, life expectancy increased by 33%. Some data: 1900: the population was about 1 billion 2009: the population is about 6.7 billions 2050: the population will be about 9.3 billions 2065: the population will be > 10 billions By then, the world will face environmental, energy, infrastructures challenges.
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This note was uploaded on 10/18/2010 for the course BELM 100 taught by Professor Chedid during the Spring '10 term at Wentworth Institute of Technology.

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Engineering 100 - Intro to Engineering 100 STUDYING...

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