What is Engineering?

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What is Engineering?. Webster’s Dictionary defines engineering as “the practical application of science and mathematics” as in the design and construction of machines, vehicles, structures, roads and systems. Definition. Problem-based innovators that find answers to how things work.
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What is Engineering?Webster’s Dictionary defines engineering as “the practical application of science and mathematics” as in the design and construction of machines, vehicles, structures, roads and systems.DefinitionProblem-based innovatorsthat find answers to how things work.Engineers are…InnovationDoing things differently, exploring new territory, taking risks.Something new or improved, including research for development of new technologies, refinement of existing technologies, or development of new applications for existing technologies.3. A creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentationPragmatic scientists taught to problem solve using process skills to implement designs based on resources available.Engineers are…Engineering ProcessWhat is a process?Aprocedure: a particular course of action intended to achieve a result; A designed sequence of operations or events, possibly taking up time, space, expertise or other resource, which produces some outcome.RESEARCHthen…Choose an IdeaEngineering ProcessIdentify problemResearch current solutionsUnderstand requirementsBrainstorm solutionsDevelop concept prototypesEngineering ProcessPLANthen…Submit a ProposalOutline strategyIdentify specificationsDevelop scheduleEngineering ProcessPROTOTYPEthen…Revise based on FeedbackBuild working prototypeConduct design reviewsEngineering ProcessTESTIteratively improveEngineering ProcessTESTIteratively continue revisingTest - Revise - TestTest - Revise - TestTest - Revise - TestTest - Revise - TestEngineering ProcessTESTthen…Demonstrate Final PrototypeIteratively continue revisingTest - Revise - TestTest - Revise - TestTest - Revise - TestTest - Revise - TestEngineering ProcessCOMMERCIALIZEthen…Innovate Existing SolutionDocument & publish resultsMarketSolicit customer feedbackEngineering ProcessCOMMERCIALIZEthen…Innovate Existing Solution by beginning process againDocument & publish resultsMarketSolicit customer feedbackEngineering is …
  • The practical application of applying math and science to solve problems.
  • Innovation – a creation resulting from study and experimentation.
  • A process – a particular course of action intended to achieve a result.
  • Iterative – the process of making gradual improvements until the best solution is achieved.
  • Continual improvement.
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