7 Role of Engineers in a Changing World

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ENGG1006 Engineering for Sustainable Development Theme : The Role of the Engineer, and Sustainable Cities and the Future Topic : Role of Engineers in a Changing World Teaching Week : 11 (2010-11 S1) Dr. Scott Smith Department of Civil Engineering The University of Hong Kong E: [email protected], T: 2241 5699, Office: 6-10 (Haking Wong Building) Consultation Times: Thursday 13:00-14:00, Friday 13:00-14:00, and by appointment
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ENGG1006 Week 11, 2010-11 S1 2 - Sustainable building technologies. - Case studies of sustainable cities. - Design of a sustainable city. - What does the future have in store? - 1, 2, 3, 4 Sustainable Cities and the Future Dr. S.T. Smith 12, 13 - What is an engineer and what does an engineer do? - Understand the role of professional engineering institutions as well as codes of ethics. - What role can and should engineers play in promoting sustainable development? - Describe the social and ethical responsibilities of engineers towards facilitating sustainable development. - 1, 4 Role of Engineers in a Changing World Dr. S.T. Smith 11 Weeks 11-13: The Role of the Engineer, and Sustainable Cities and the Future Main Learning Outcomes of Each Lecture Assessment Task Number # Course Learning Outcomes Topic (Teacher) Teaching Week
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ENGG1006 Week 11, 2010-11 S1 3 History of the Engineering Profession ± Evolution of the engineering profession as we know it today can be divided into 4 phases : ± Pre-scientific revolution : Ancient master builders and Renaissance engineers such as Leonardo da Vinci ( Jack of All Trades – extremely learned in many fields ) ± Industrial revolution : 1700s to early 1800s - civil and mechanical engineers evolved from being ‘artists’ to scientific professionals ± Second industrial revolution : mid-1800s to WWII – chemical and electrical engineering developed, and other science- based engineering branches such as electricity, telecommunications, cars, airplanes, and mass production ± Information revolution : post WWII - development of microelectronics, computers and telecommunications
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ENGG1006 Week 11, 2010-11 S1 4 Did you know? ± President of China, HU Jintao: graduate of Water Conservancy Engineering (Tsinghua University, China) ± 8 out of 9 members of China’s Politburo Standing Committee (PSC) are engineers ± President of Iran, Mahmoud AHMEDINEJAD: PhD in Transportation Engineering (Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran) ± Former Prime Minister of Japan, Yukio HATOYAMA: PhD in Managerial Engineering (Stanford University, USA)
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ENGG1006 Week 11, 2010-11 S1 5 Definitions
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6 Engineer: Cambridge Dictionaries Online ± engineer (noun) - a person whose job is to design or build machines, engines or electrical equipment, or things such as roads, railways or bridges, using scientific principles: a civil engineer a software engineer - a person whose job is to repair or control machines, engines or electrical equipment: a computer engineer The engineer is coming to repair our computer this afternoon. ± engineer
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