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1 Becoming an Engineer
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2 Defining Engineering The word “Engineering” stems from Latin ingenium meaning skill. Engineers are skilled at what they do. The Latin root ingenium comes from in + gignere meaning to produce or beget. Thus, Engineers are skilled producers or creators of things.
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3 Ancient Egyptians Pyramids
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4 Engineering has been defined as a Profession in which: 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. Accreditation Board for Engineering (ABET)
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5 My Definition (based on personal experience): Engineering is the art of Improvisation. Engineers make existing things or processes simpler or more convenient to use.
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6 Roman Empire Architecture and Construction Roads Aqueducts Public buildings
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7 Why Engineering? Engineering: Is interesting and enjoyable Offers personal and intellectual development Is a respected and prestigious profession Offers a variety of career opportunities Solves real world problems Is challenging Contributes to society and improve lives Offers financial security Offers the opportunity to be creative Provides a very strong background for other careers
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8 Engineering’s Image Engineers have made and continue to make a tremendous impact on the world. The Public understands and appreciates the impact of engineering on socio-cultural systems. The Public recognizes engineering’s ability to address the world’s complex and changing challenges.
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9 The Essential Skills of an Engineer Problem - solving skills Effective communication Highly ethical and professional behavior An open mind and positive attitude Proficiency in math and science Technical skills and computer literacy Motivation to continue learning Knowledge of business strategies and management skills
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10 If you have ever saved the power cord from a broken appliance
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2010 for the course ECE 220 taught by Professor Strickland during the Spring '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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