217150_Mid-Term_Exam_answers_1-2010-11_2

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Unformatted text preview: 217150 MID-TERM EXAM 1. (4 Marks) Circle the appropriate answer for the following: a) Engineers apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop economical solutions to technical problems. none economical solutions to technical problems. economical solutions to none technical problems. none economical solutions to none technical problems. November 22, 2010 b) An electrical engineer that operates and troubleshoots machines in an industrial factory is a design engineer. technical engineer. sales engineer. research engineer. c) In laboratory work, one of the following is a technical skill: Reading manuals. Circuit design, analysis, and construction. Writing lab reports. Using measuring instruments. d) ______ is responsible for designing, developing, installing, managing and/or maintaining equipment which is used to monitor and control engineering systems, machinery and processes Electronic engineer. Communication engineer. Instrumentation and control engineer. Computer engineer. 2. (4 Marks) Clearly indicate whether the following statements are true (T) or false (F). F F F a) In engineering design, the "test and analysis" step is the implementation of a designed solution. b) It is ethically acceptable for an engineer working in a company to allow and encourage selfinterest. c) Component handling and reading data sheets are part of lab communication skills. T d) Software creation is done via computer programming. 3. (6 Marks) a) List any 4 tasks performed by a professional electrical engineer working in his/her job environment. 1. Designing & developing new electrical systems. 2. Managing projects within cost & time constrained environments. 3. Troubleshooting & problem-solving. 4. Writing computer software. 217150 MID-TERM EXAM November 22, 2010 b) Comment (meaning & consequence of no implementation) on the code of ethics: Reject bribery in all its forms. This code of ethics implies that professional engineers must not take money or gifts from anyone, in order to conduct special services and privileges that are not part of the normal job/task requirements. The consequences of not implementing this code are dire. If caught, a person may lose their job; or even worse go to jail or face a hefty fine. In all cases the bribed person will lose credibility and respect. 4. (6 Marks) a) Computer skills are classified into two types, what are they? Explain one of them. 1. Computer programming: * Software creation for solving engineering problems, e.g. computer interfacing. * High-level languages (C, C++, Java). Low-level languages (assembly). * Special-purpose languages used in technical projects (MATLAB, LabVIEW). 2. Using application software. b) With reference to your work done in the project titled "Role of Electrical Engineers in the Job Market", what conclusions did you draw from this project? This project has presented the role of electrical engineers in the job market, with emphasis on the UAE market. Based on the collected data from research and upon reviewing the project objectives, the following are concluded: * ... * ... * ... * ... ...
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