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  1. 1. Role of Engineers in Transforming SocietyDr S G DeshmukhABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology & Managementwww.iiitm.ac.in15 Sep 201245th Engineers@ITM University
  2. 2. Opening Quote..• “ Scientist discovers that which exists.An engineer creates that which neverwas”Theodore von Karman (1881-1963)2
  3. 3. Engineers Dayhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engineers_DayDate Country26 Jan Panama24 Feb Iran15 May Chile4 Jun USA6 Jun Taiwan8 Jun Peru15 Jun Italy16 Jun Argentina1 Jul Mexico18/19 Jul (Shrawan 3) Nepal17 Aug Columbia15 Sep India28 Oct Venezuela
  4. 4. Bharat Ratna Sir M Visveswaraya• Great Engineer• Creative Planner• A Project Manager parexcellence• Architect of ModernIndia• A person with strongvalue system• A fine human being
  5. 5. Remark..5“People enjoy what technologycan do for them while oftenignoring what it can do to them”--Edward Wenk
  6. 6. Defining Engineering• Engineering is that profession in which knowledgeof the mathematical and natural sciences gained bystudy, experience, and practice is applied withjudgment to develop ways to utilize, economically,the materials and forces of nature for the benefit ofmankind. (ABET, 1992)• Engineering is the professional art of applyingscience to the optimum conversion of the resourcesof nature to the uses of humankind. (EncyclopediaBritannica)6
  7. 7. Intrinsic Nature of EngineeringThe Narrow Definition• Engineering is the application of scientific and mathematicalprinciples to practical ends such as the design, manufacture, andoperation of efficient and economic structures, machines,processes, and systems• Engineering is the science and art of efficient dealing withmaterials and forces ... it involves the most economic design andexecution ... assuring, when properly performed, the mostadvantageous combination of accuracy, safety, durability, speed,simplicity, efficiency, and economy possible for the conditions ofdesign and service.• Engineering is the practical application of science to commerce orindustry7
  8. 8. Engineering Skills Essentials forCompetitive Graduates• Strong technical capability• Skills in communication and persuasion• Ability to lead and work effectively as a member ofa team• Understanding of the non-technical forces thatprofoundly influence engineering decisions• Commitment to lifelong learning• Skills in design and project management• Multidisciplinary
  9. 9. What Engineers Do?1. Design products.2. Design Plants in which those products are made.3. Design the systems that ensure the quality andefficiency of the manufacturing process.4. Design, plan and supervise the construction ofbuildings, highways, transit systems.5. Develop and implement ways to extract, processand use raw materials such as petroleum andnatural gas.6. Harness the power of the sun, and wind to satisfythe nations power needs.9
  10. 10. Various Roles …• As An analyst• As A designer• As An Innovator• As An integrator• As A social catalyst
  11. 11. What is a ProfessionRequires specialized and highly skilled knowledge.Requires academic training.Requires examination of competence.Function of professional work is vital to society.Professionals enjoy higher social status.Professionals must perform under a standard ofprofessional behavior that requires adherence to thehighest principles of legal and ethical conduct.Requires Continuing education to keep current withrapidly changing technology.11
  12. 12. Engineering as a Humanity• Is Engineering more like Natural Science ormore like a field of studies in the Humanities?• Engineering is intimately connected to thehumanities because it is the application ofscientific theory to solve certain problems ofhumanity—namely it’s need for technology• Engineering as Liberal Arts !12
  13. 13. Indian Marvels..• Taj Mahal, Qutab Minar, Gwalior Fort• Howrah Bridge• Bhakra Nangal Dam• Golden Quadrilateral Project• Konkan Railway/ Delhi Metro• Nano Car• Indian Nuclear Mission• Indian Space Mission
  14. 14. TAJ MAHAL15 years to complete Used Project Management SkillsFinest Example of Symmetry, EngineeringAccuracy, Precision
  15. 15. Gwalior Fort
  16. 16. Delhi Metro• Established in 1995• Phase I(67.5 km) and Phase II(125 km) as route length• Investment of US$ 2.3 Billions• Began construction in 1998 and completed Phase I in2006 (3 years ahead of schedule)• There are 6 lines, and a total of 142 stations• Today a fleet of 280 coaches with 70 trains run daily• Learnings : Project Management Skills, Timeliness,Quality, Safety , Concern for Environment
  17. 17. This Year’s Theme for Engineer’s Day(Institution of Engineers)• Climate-Change Responsive Technologies forInclusive Growth and SustainableDevelopment• This acknowledges engineer’s contribution insociety, his/her responsibility for inclusivegrowth and making sustainable developmentpossible
  18. 18. Impacts of Engineering contributionsfelt..Adjective ExampleWider Social NetworkingDeeper Understanding about technologyLonger Life ExpectancyLighter Hand Held devicesSafer TravelBetter Quality of Life
  19. 19. Engineer’s Pledgehttp://www.facebook.com/EngineerPledge?v=info• I will– Tell people about the creative aspects ofEngineering– Promote the Collaborative nature ofEngineering– Talk about how engineering makesdifference
  20. 20. Thank you very much !I would appreciate your comments atdeshmukh.sg@gmail.comHappy Engineer’s Day

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