INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING. FEG 300 Douglas Daley SUNY ESF. The scientist seeks to understand what is. The Engineer seeks to CREATE what never was. -Theodore von Karman. What is Engineering? 1. The creative process of applying: Scientific and mathematic principles Experience
The scientist seeks to understand what is. The Engineer seeks to CREATE what never was.-Theodore von Karman
Problem Solver/Designer addresses society’s needs
Creative Individual (intuitive)
Uses design process
Decides and recommends
Draws and specifies
Has technical expertise and experience
Evaluates alternative solutions based on reliability, cost, manufacturability, ergonomics and marketabilityWhat is an Engineer?
As a Professional Engineer, I dedicate my professional knowledge and skill to the advancement and betterment of human welfare. I pledge:
To give the utmost of performance;
To participate in none but honest enterprise;
To live and work according to the laws of man and the highest standards of professional conduct;
To place service before profit, the honor and standing of the profession before personal advantage, and the public welfare above all other considerations.
In humility and with need for Divine Guidance, I make this pledge.
Adopted by National Society of Professional Engineers, June 1954
Accessed at http://www.heimer.com/frameset/offsite.asp?url=http://www.nspe.org/ August 2002
Great Plague (summer 1665) killed over 60,000 London residentsEngineering and the Public Health
Glen Canyon Dam
Grand Coulee Dam
Laser and Fiber Optics
Petroleum and Petrochemical Technologies
Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Radio and Television
Safe and Abundant Water
Electrification20th Century’s Greatest Engineering Achievements2
NAE. The Engineer of 2020. National Academy of Sciences. 2004.