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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
    • Civil, Mechanical & Electrical
    • Sectoral
    • Electronics
    • Chemical
    • Materials
    • Computer
    • Mining
    • Modern
    • Marine/Naval
    • Bio-Chemical
    • Bio-Medical
    • Latest
    • Information Technology
    • Bio Tech
    • Medical / Pharmaceutical
  • 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, 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
  • 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
    • Competence
    • Integrity
    • Commitment
    • Tolerance
    • Flexibility
    • Life-long learning
    • Reliability
    • Conscientious
    • ness
    • Punctuality
    • Approachability
  • 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
  • 22. 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