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WHAT IS ENGINEERING?

By: Pang Yang


ENGINEERING IS…
 According to Wikipedia, “Engineering is the
science, skill, and profession of acquiring and
applying scientific, economic, social, and practical
knowledge, in order to design and also build
structures, machines, devices, systems, materials
and processes.”
 The use of math and science to solve problems
(Georgia Tech 2008)
ENGINEERING IS CONTINUES
Click on the link below and find out from the mouth of
Engineers what Engineering is:

 What is Engineering?
ENGINEERING IS CONTINUES
 What is Engineering?
DIFFERENT FIELDS OF ENGINEERING
 Aerospace
 Agricultural

 Biomedical

 Chemical

 Civil

 Computer

 Electrical

 Environmental
DIFFERENT FIELDS OF ENGINEERING CONTINUES

 Industrial / Manufacturing
 Mechanical

 Materials

 Mining

 Nuclear

 Ocean

 Transportation
WHAT IS AN ENGINEER?
 An Engineer is someone who build structures,
produce parts, assemble products, and solve
problems.
AN ENGINEER…
Click on the link below to see a video on what is an
Engineer.

 What is an Engineer?
WHAT DO ENGINEERS DO
 Design and develop new products
 Use principles of science

 Run tests

 Create and build things

 Use the design process to help solve problems


ENGINEERING DESIGN PROCESS
 A series of steps Engineers uses to create
products.
STEP 1: IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM
 What is the problem?
 What are the goals?
STEP 2: RESEARCH THE PROBLEM
 What caused the problem?
 State of problem (how bad is it).

 What are the solutions?


STEP 3: DEVELOP POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS
 Brainstorm possible solutions
STEP4: SELECT THE BEST POSSIBLE SOLUTION

 Determine which solutions best meets requirements


STEP 5: CONSTRUCT A PROTOTYPE
 Model the solution
 Drawing it out
 Building the part
 Follow the plan
 Create it
STEP 6: TEST AND EVALUATE THE SOLUTION

 Is it working?
 Does it meet requirements?
STEP 7: COMMUNICATE THE SOLUTION
 Share with peers why this solution works and best
fit the problem.
 Present finding and final results.
STEP 8: REDESIGN
 Make improvements
 If solution did not solve problem or have created
new problem, repeat step 2-8 as necessary.
ENGINEERING DESIGN PROCESS IN USE
 Here are a couple examples on how the
Engineering Design Process works.

 Engineering Design Process

 What does an Engineer Do?


ASSIGNMENT: WHAT IS ENGINEERING?
 Decide on what field of Engineering you are
interested in learning more about.
 Base on field of study, you will be put into groups.

 Each group will research the field of study and


answer the following questions (refer to handouts)
 Each group will be given a problem. Use the
Engineering Design Process to come up with a
solution. Fill out worksheet.
ASSIGNMENT: WHAT IS ENGINEERING? CONTINUES

 After researching the field, each group will organize


the data collected and create a presentation using
Prezi or PowerPoint.
 Everyone will be graded as a group as well as an
individual.
 Everyone must complete and submit a group
evaluation.
REFERENCES

Images
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 Boston, Frank. Architecture model house showing building structure.


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REFERENCE CONTINUES
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 Mr. Souza. Engineering Design Process. Retrieved on


June 29, 2012 from
http://teachers.natickps.org/webpages/npspsouza/resou
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REFERENCE CONTINUES
Websites
 Wikipedia. 2012, July 1. Engineering. Retrieved on July 1,
2012. from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engineering.
 Georgia Tech College of Engineering. 2008, September 10.
What is Engineering? Retrieved on June 29, 2012 from
http://www.ece.gatech.edu/academics/outreach/engineering.ht
ml.
 Wolfson, Bill. 2011, September 15. Integrating Engineering in
the K-5 Curriculum. Retrieved June 27, 2012 from
http://www.integratingengineering.org/top_page.htm
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REFERENCES CONTINUES
Videos
 Eserviceplace. 2009. What is Engineering. Available from
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsuaxIu8YY4
 MIT Tech TV. 2009. What is Engineering? Available from
http://video.mit.edu/watch/what-is-engineering-3785/.
 MIT Tech TV. 2009. What is an Engineer? Available from
http://video.mit.edu/watch/what-is-an-engineer-3788/
 NASASciFiles. 2007. Engineering Design Process. Available
from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PJTlzY0Aak
 Maditalian92. 2009. What does an Engineer do? Available
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