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Introduction to Engineering

A Practical Introduction

Franklin Kamnang Ngansop
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Language:  English
This book reveals the realities of the engineering function, with its fundamental requirements, to act as an orientation aid for young students, and as a guide for those currently in practice.
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With so many complex problems, and many difficulties in all sectors, at all levels, the need for suitable engineers is growing exponentially. Engineering courses are cascading, and the Engineering discipline remains prestigious. We are often unaware of the realities and basic requirements of such a professional body. The aim of this book is to better present the realities of the engineering function, with its fundamental requirements, to act as an orientation aid for young students, and as a guide for those currently in practice.

About the Author

Franklin is an inspirational leader with a passion for excellence. As well as holding senior executive positions in international companies and institutions, he inspires caring organizations and professionals to find and realize their full potential effectively, through the design and implementation of bespoke, high value-added strategies for clients in record time. In his coaching, he concocts various proven contemporary theories and techniques from the engineering sciences, management, innovation sciences, etc. You will discover in his books very practical and effective recommendations.

  • Preface
  1. Introduction to engineering
    1. What is engineering?
    2. Who is an engineer and what are the main tasks of an engineer?
    3. The genesis of the engineering profession
    4. The main challenges facing engineers
    5. Why to become an engineer?
  2. The main branches of engineering and job opportunities
  3. Engineering practice and skills required of engineers
    1. The qualities of good reasoning (as an engineer)
    2. The Engineering design process
    3. Quality of an engineer
    4. Other Skills and abilities needed
  4. Where to train?
    1. Where to train?
    2. Two major accreditation organisations in the world: ENAEE and CTI
  5. Conclusions and recommendations
  6. References