Engineering Disciplines Power Point
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What is the difference between a scientist and an engineer?
Develops knowledge from analysis and study
Characteristic activity: research
Work in fields such as:
A practitioner of science is a scientist
Uses knowledge of math and science to create something new
Characteristic activity: creative design
Work in disciplines such as:
A practitioner of engineering is an engineer
What are some examples of work done by engineers?
design bridges, explore the ocean, creates technology that cleans your water, buildings, all these things involve engineers in the initial design, building, testing, and final production
Where are places an engineer could work?
CIA - Uses engineers not f or design, but for their analytical minds.
Disaster Response Teams - provide on-site engineering support
NAVY- Operate power plants on ships and submarines
Provide support during combat operations
What are the 4 major disciplines of engineering?
Chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical
What is engineering?
Engineering is the application of mathematics and scientific principles to better or improve life. Equip creative minds with the mathematical and analytical skills necessary to conceive of new designs
intelligently question present ways of accomplishing tasks
find better alternative methods in light of evolving technology
How long ago shows that engineering was practiced and how was it used
The pyramids in Egypt, Greeks develop manufacturing, concrete is used for arched bridges, roads and aqueducts in Rome
Who Hires engineers ?
Civil/ Construction Engineering
the construction of facilities in both the public and private sectors
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Deals with the motion of electrons in metals
Work focused on:
Apply the principles of mechanics and energy to the design of machines and devices
engineering to design an operation of plants for the production of materials that undergo chemical changes during their processing
Examples of Civil/ Construction Engineering
-Collection and treatment for wastewater
Examples of Chemical Engineering
-New fuels for rockets
Examples of Mechanical Engineering
- Vibration analysis
-often associated with devices that move
-Gears and bearing
Examples of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
- Electrical circuits in Buildings
-Power transmission systems
-Large electrical systems