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    1. Since you are viewing this program, it is safe to say that you are interested in Engineering. If your curious about what Engineering is, who an Engineer is, or the process to become an Engineer, this presentation is designed for you. The presentation will move forward on its own or you can left click the mouse to advance. If you wish to go back, you can right click. You can also use the arrow keys on your keyboard to achieve the same result. Please sit back, learn about Engineering and enjoy the presentation.

    2. What is Engineering? • Who is an Engineer? • Types of Engineering • How to become an Engineer • Women in Engineering • Activities

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    4. “Science is about what is, Engineering is about what can be.” -Neil Armstrong

    5. “The process of producing a technical product or system to meet a specific need . • Engineering” is derived from the Latin word “Ingenium” meaning the use of talent, native ability, genius, cleverness as in “Ingenuity”. • The art of applying scientific & mathematical principles, experience, judgement, and common sense to make systems/devices that benefit society.

    6. This may sound confusing but all it really means is that Engineering is just using the principals of the Sciences to develop a product or system the best way possible.

    7. A “Professional Engineer” is someone who has demonstrated their competence in a specific field, and has been licensed by a recognized Association of Professional Engineers. Not all Engineers are hardhat wearing industrialists, train drivers, bridge-builders or nerds. Many Engineers are politicians, doctors, lawyers, professors, business people, volunteers, etc…

    8. An ability to work: • with mathematics • with the natural sciences • Physics, Chemistry, Biology • with computers • as part of a team • Personal Traits • curious • imaginative • intelligent • creative • industrious • studious • responsible • communicative • determination The most important ability for a Professional Engineer is to be able to adapt. • Industrious, Studious, Responsible • Be able to work hard and meet dead lines in life, work, and school. • Imaginative • To be able to see what may be. • Communicative • One of the most important abilities of a Professional Engineer. Just having the best idea is not enough, you have to be able to convey your message to others. • Determination • Work hard and not give up in the face of failures. • Curious • Wondering why or how something works the way it does. • Creative • To be able to conceive something new from what you know or have into something new or better. • Intelligent • Intelligence is not just getting 85% and 90% in highschool. It is the ability to use commonsense, not just “book smart”. These are some traits that are very helpful for an Engineer

    9. Aeronautical Aerospace Agricultural Biomedical Chemical Civil Computer Electrical Environmental Industrial Mechanical Mining Metallurgical Petroleum Disciplines are the different types of Engineering. Many of the different fields cross over considerably.

    10. The oldest discipline. • Involves design of: dams, bridges, roads and highways, buildings. • Building for a better future. • Sewage treatment plants. • High rise buildings. • Safe transportation routes.

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    12. The use of electricity and magnetism in the design of products and services. • Examples: microchips, stereo systems, power generating plants.

    13. Design & improve a wide variety of machines & devices. Generally anything moving would be designed by one. • Examples of Mechanical Engineering: automobiles, aircraft's, elevators & robots.

    14. Use the fundamentals of chemistry and engineering to design and manufacture chemical products. • Chemical engineers are needed to design environmentally friendly chemicals. • Examples: plastics, paint, fuel, medicine, fertilizers, and advanced fibers.

    15. Design and improvement of computer hardware and software. • integrating complex systems. • A option of Electrical. • Examples: microcomputers, mainframes.

    16. Plays an important role in the development of technically sound and economically feasible solutions to problems associated with air, water and soil pollution. • Closely linked with biology. • Examples: oil spills, emission control & toxic waste disposal.

    17. “If you can’t grow it, you gotta’ mine it.” • Develop and improve new ways of extracting minerals from the Earth. • Design mines and the equipment that is used. • Examples: Fossil fuels, minerals, & sub surface structures.

    18. The design, testing and analysis of objects and devices that move at high speeds through a fluid (gas or liquid). • Examples: aircrafts, spacecrafts, satellites, rockets, high speed trains, and golf balls.

    19. “Everything is made of something.” • Design and improve new types of metal alloys and composites that can be created into useful products. • These products must withstand different effects, such as: heat, stress, & chemical reactions. • Examples: Mineral extraction, metal working processes, ceramics & the aerospace industry.

    20. The business side of Engineering. • Seeks to integrate technological, social, economic, and environmental factors in an attempt to make a process as efficient as possible. • Examples: Maximize employee production, design plant layouts.

    21. The “human” side. • Invent & improve technology that will benefit the wellbeing of people. • One of the fastest advancing fields of engineering. • Examples: Medical equipment such as CAT Scan or MRI machines, Artificial organs & limbs.

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    23. Females make up 52% of general population • 5.5% of professional engineers are women • By the year 2005, 62% of people entering work force will be women and minorities • Incentives

    24. Gender Distributions of Engineers in Canada, 1998

    25. P.Eng Faculty Graduate Under-grad

    26. Required High School Courses: • English • Pre-calculus Math • Chemistry • Physics • Biology or any other University Preparatory course

    27. Two years at an Associated University: • Saint Mary’s • Dalhousie • University College of Cape Breton • University of P.E.I. • Acadia • N.S.A.C.

    28. 2 - 3 years at Dal Tech • $ Paid work terms!! • 4 years as an Engineer in Training • Professional Practice Exam • Professional Engineering status (P. Eng.)

    29. $45,000-$65,000 • starting salary for Nova Scotia • Employment • Significantly above average

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