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    • WHO IS AN ENGINEER? DR. T. K. G. NAMBOODHIRI PROFESSOR (Retired) BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • MAKING OF AN ENGINEER
    • ENGINEERING BRANCHES
      • Basic
      • Civil, Mechanical & Electrical
      • Sectoral
      • Electronics
      • Chemical
      • Materials
      • Computer
      • Mining
      • Modern
      • Marine/Naval
      • Bio-Chemical
      • Bio-Medical
      • Latest
      • Information Technology
      • Bio Tech
      • Medical / Pharmaceutical
    • ENGINEER’S HERITAGE
      • Engineering was an art for long centuries before it became a science
      • Engineer is heir to a great tradition
      • Tubal Cain, 7 th 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
    • 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
    • TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
      • Science fundamentals
      • Engineering fundamentals & application
      • Probability & Statistics
      • Computer science & technology
      • Engineering practice
    • INTELLECTUAL SKILLS
      • Logical thinking
      • Problem-solving skills
      • Communication skills
      • Design skills
      • Organizational, management and administrative skills
    • ATTITUDES
      • Competence
      • Integrity
      • Commitment
      • Tolerance
      • Flexibility
      • Life-long learning
      • Reliability
      • Conscientious
      • ness
      • Punctuality
      • Approachability
    • STANDARDS OF ENGINEERING PRACTICE
      • Measurement systems
      • Technical standards
      • Specifications & inspection standards
      • Testing practices
      • Environmental constraints
      • Code of ethics
      • Proficiency standards
    • BUSINESS PRACTICES
      • Free market economy
      • International marketplace
      • MNCs
      • International competitiveness
      • Quality assurance
      • Insurance
      • Warranties
      • Bidding procedures
    • INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL HISTORY & CULTURE
      • Common history
      • National history & development
      • Cultural differences
      • Economic & political issues
      • Social life & customs
      • Gender
      • Religion
      • Multiculturalism
    • PROFICIENCY IN LANGUAGES
      • Spoken foreign language
      • Written foreign language
      • Regional dialects
      • Technical terminology
      • Professional jargon
    • The Desired Skills and Attributes for an ideal Engineer
    • REFERENCES
      • William E. Wickenden, A Professional Guide for Young Engineers, G. R. Henninger (Ed. ), Engineers’ Council for Professional Development, New York, 1967
      • T. K. G. Namboodhiri, Engineering Education in India, J. Inst. Engg. (India), Vol. 66, IDP, 3, 1985
      • Duyen Q. Nguen, The essential Skills and Attributes of an Engineer, Global J. of Engg. Educ. Vol. 2, No. 1, 1998