Who is an Engineer


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  1. WHO IS AN ENGINEER? DR. T. K. G. NAMBOODHIRI PROFESSOR (Retired) BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY
  2. WHAT IS ENGINEERING? • The art and science concerned with the practical application of scientific knowledge, as in the design, construction, and operation of roads, bridges, buildings, machines etc. • The combination of art and science by which the materials and power of nature are made useful to mankind. • Application and advancement of skills based on mathematics, science and technology, integrated with business and management.
  3. WHO IS AN ENGINEER? • An engineer is one who effectively adapts the findings of science to the use of man • A person specifically trained and experienced in planning and developing the structures and devices, and in supervising the processes for the benefit of mankind • Engineers are involved in the implementation, application, design, development and management of projects and processes
  4. DEFINITION OF AN ENGINEER • AN ENGINEER EFFECTIVELY ADAPTS FINDINGS OF SCIENCE TO THE USE OF MAN • HE IS THE VITAL LINK BETWEEN SCIENCE AND SOCIETY
  5. MAKING OF A MODERN ENGINEER • The dynamic & fast changing world demands a more complex role for an engineer. • Besides technical skills, they must be good in non-technical skills like • Communication • Problem solving • Management
  6. MAKING OF AN ENGINEER
  7. ENGINEERING BRANCHES • Basic • Modern • Civil, Mechanical & • Marine/Naval Electrical • Bio-Chemical • Sectoral • Bio-Medical • Electronics • Latest • Chemical • Information Technology • Materials • Bio Tech • Computer • Medical / Pharmaceutical • Mining
  8. ENGINEER’S HERITAGE • Engineering was an art for long centuries before it became a science • Engineer is heir to a great tradition • Tubal Cain, 7th generation of Adam is the legendary father of technical skills • Egyptians channeled water to irrigate land • Romans built great roads, bridges and aqueducts • People of Mohenjodaro and Harappa built the first planned cities
  9. SOME GREAT ENGINEERS • Leonardo da Vinci: Many- sided genius • Galileo : The father of mechanics • Bessemer: Converter to make cheap steel • Edison: The electric bulb • Thomson: A. C. transformer • Goodyear: Vulcanized rubber • Diesel: Automobile engine • Bell: Telephone • Ford and Benz: Automobiles • Langley and Wrights brothers: Flying
  10. SOME GREAT INDIAN ENGINEERS • Mokshagundam Visweswaraya – Father of Indian Engineering • A. P. J. Abdul Kalam – Father of Indian Rocketry • Narayana Murthy – Founder of Infosys • Sam Pitroda – Force behind the IT revolution in India • M. N. Dastur – Designer of steel plants • Brahm Prakash – Atomic energy metallurgist
  11. QUALITIES OF ENGINEERS • Courage and integrity • Thirst for knowledge • Imagination • Capacity for sound judgment • Accuracy of thought and action • Instinct for economy • Aptitude for leadership • Ingeniousness • Capacity for hard work • Ability to think and speak lucidly
  12. ABET Engineering Criteria 2000 • An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. • An ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data. • An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs. • An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams. • An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. • An ability to communicate effectively. • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global/societal context. • A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning. • Knowledge of contemporary issues. • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  13. ESSENTIAL SKILLS OF AN ENGINEER • Technical knowledge and skills • Intellectual skills • Attitudes • Standards of Engineering practice • Business practices • International & national history & culture • Proficiency in languages
  14. TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS • Science fundamentals • Engineering fundamentals & application • Probability & Statistics • Computer science & technology • Engineering practice
  15. INTELLECTUAL SKILLS • Logical thinking • Problem-solving skills • Communication skills • Design skills • Organizational, management and administrative skills
  16. ATTITUDES • • Reliability Competence • Integrity • Conscientious • Commitment ness • Tolerance • Punctuality • Flexibility • Approachability • Life-long learning
  17. STANDARDS OF ENGINEERING PRACTICE • Measurement systems • Technical standards • Specifications & inspection standards • Testing practices • Environmental constraints • Code of ethics • Proficiency standards
  18. BUSINESS PRACTICES • Free market economy • International marketplace • MNCs • International competitiveness • Quality assurance • Insurance • Warranties • Bidding procedures
  19. INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL HISTORY & CULTURE • Common history • National history & development • Cultural differences • Economic & political issues • Social life & customs • Gender • Religion • Multiculturalism
  20. PROFICIENCY IN LANGUAGES • Spoken foreign language • Written foreign language • Regional dialects • Technical terminology • Professional jargon
  21. The Desired Skills and Attributes for an ideal Engineer ---
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