BCC What is Engineering?

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BCC What is Engineering?

  1. 1.  What is engineering?  What are the main sub-disciplines of engineering?  What is a civil engineer?  What’s the difference between an engineer, an architect, and a contractor?  How do I become a licensed engineering professional?
  2. 2. What is engineering? Engineering is the application of scientific, economic, social, and practical knowledge in order to design, build, maintain, and improve structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes. What are the main sub-disciplines of engineering?  Aerospace engineering  Biomedical engineering  Chemical engineering  Computer engineering  Civil engineering  Electrical engineering  Environmental engineering  Industrial engineering  Mechanical engineering
  3. 3. Civil Engineering  Environmental engineering  Geotechnical engineering  Structural engineering  Transportation engineering  Water resources engineering
  4. 4. Environmental Engineering
  5. 5. Geotechnical Engineering
  6. 6. Structural Engineering
  7. 7. Transportation Engineering
  8. 8. Water Resources Engineering
  9. 9. What is the difference between the following?  Architect  Engineer  Contractor (Builder)
  10. 10. Architect
  11. 11. Engineer
  12. 12. Contractor
  13. 13. Becoming a Licensed Engineer in Florida  A 4 year degree from an ABET accredited university  Pass the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam FE Exam - 8 hour exam  Work for 4 years under the supervision of a Professional Engineer (PE)  Pass the Principles and Practice of Engineering Exam PE Exam – 8 hour exam, open book/notes  PE continuing education requirements 16 hours per 2 years of engineering seminars, webinars, etc. 4 hours per year of engineering practice, 4 hours per year of rules of the board

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