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Shortage of Engineers - Shortage of Engineers The National Science Board issued a report in 2004 that states there is a decline of brainpower in the United States due to the shortage of scientist and engineers. They further state that this trend "threatens the economic welfare and security of our country" (American Scientist, 2005). While the shortage of engineers and scientist decrease, the U.S. Bureau of Labor forecasted in 2001 that science and engineering jobs would grow three times faster than any other occupation and could increase as much as 47 percent in ten years....   [tags: National Science Board, Scientists, Engineers]
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The Importance of Disaster Investigations for Systems Engineers - The Importance of Disaster Investigations for Systems Engineers - What is a Systems Engineer. In the modern industry engineering systems are becoming more complex by the day. Therefore a need for elite engineers i.e. the Systems Engineer, capable of applying a wide range of engineering disciplines to a variety of tasks from product design and development from requirements analysis to simulation to manufacturing and marketing etc… is essential. Such engineers work within a team at the heart of the organisation where the design and development of a project is carried out....   [tags: Engineers Engineering Systems Essays]
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A Closer Look at Aerospace engineers - An aerospace engineer is a planer and builder of things such as planes, missiles, helicopters, weapons, and many things involving aerodynamics. Aerospace engineers are very important in today’s time, because they are key in creating and innovating new flying machines. They have been important in keeping todays transport and trade systems alive and thriving (“Aerospace Engineers Aerospace”). Aerospace engineers also test many different types of aircraft over and over again to make sure they are safe for the public....   [tags: designer/builder of things aerodynamic]
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The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - The discipline of Electronic Engineering has involved itself greatly into today’s society. Every day, people use technology that was pioneered by those who have studied the science of electronic components and applied the engineering principles of electronics towards creating devices and technology that benefit society. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for societies benefit. As students become Electronic Engineers, they will become involved with the IEEE during their careers and help in developing new and beneficial technologies....   [tags: Engineering]
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Engineers in Society: An Ethical Approach - ... An engineer with the capability to establish a firm with good reputation even proof that his extensive knowledge is powerful enough to help the people in need. Therefore, without aiding the politician in campaigning activities would still earn him good venture in his business; and because of his well reputation he need not worry about losing projects for securing the firm. But for now, let’s assume that the proposal of campaigning for the political party is accepted; we have to figure out the chain reaction of this matter....   [tags: integrity, ethics, contribution to society] 2391 words
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Social Responsabilities of Civil Engineers - To someone, the job of civil engineers may just be designing how to build a building or an infrastructure. To civil engineers, however, their works are far beyond that point. In fact, engineers do not only construct a building. As a civil engineering project has close relationship with the people and environment, engineers should be considerate and responsible to the above sectors. This essay will discuss the social responsibilities of civil engineers. The foremost purpose of a civil engineering project is probably to serve human, to whom engineers have to responsible....   [tags: professional codes of practice]
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The Duty of Nuclear Engineers - ... Because of these shields and other precautions, the nuclear energy field has an excellent safety record. Nuclear engineers must be able to analyze and solve problems. They should be able to work well as part of a team. The nature of their work requires that nuclear engineers are to be careful and responsible workers. PART B Education and Training A bachelor's degree in engineering is required for almost all entry-level engineering jobs. This flexibility allows employers to meet staffing needs in new technologies and specialties in which engineers may be in short supply....   [tags: career choices, opportunities]
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Marine Engineers and Military Workers - ... You must be able to give clear instructions and explain difficult concepts when leading teams of professionals on projects. ME’s and NA’s must employ ops analysis to create a design that will perform the ship’s functions and then be able to employ skills of critical thinking to expect and fix any mistakes before the ship is built or set to sea. ME’s and NA’s must also be able to meet with clients to discuss their needs for ship systems. Engineers must also be able to discuss progression with clients to keep redesign options open before the project gets too far for them to fix it....   [tags: career choices and opportunities]
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Civil Engineers: The True Designers - Throughout mankind's history, each person has contributed to their own society as well as human civilizations' advancement overall, through a specific craft. Every type of craft, or career, requires specific knowledge and abilities. One career path that people choose to follow is that of an engineer. There are many types of engineering fields to pursue, such as aerospace engineering and agricultural engineering. Another engineering profession that has recently risen to prominence is civil engineering....   [tags: Engineering ]
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Civil Engineers: Builders of Tomorrow - Every individual has the opportunity to decide their future career path. There are various fields to choose from, such as the medical field or the business field, and each requires different qualifications and interests. One of the career fields that people choose to indulge themselves in is engineering, of which there are many different types, such as petroleum, electrical, and aerospace engineering. Although the techniques and ideology of civil engineering have been around for centuries, it continues to grow and evolve over time due to innovative and advanced technology....   [tags: Engineering ]
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Artist-Engineers During the Renaissance - Through the years, developments in Science and Technology can be noticed. Advancement in science and technology have made life better, easier, and efficient. Take computers, as an example. In old days, computers were as big as a room, and were not comfortable to use because the computer screen can damage the eyes. Conversely today, computers are small as the size of our palm, and has better display. Unlike the computers in the past, which were slow and has limited functionalities, computers in the present time are fast and has all the functionalities an individual needs for his or her everyday life....   [tags: technology, developments]
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Canadian Inventors and Engineers - Although Canadians have made more improvements and advances on inventions rather than solo inventions, Canadian inventors have contributed more than they are generally given credit for. Canadian inventors have been making contributions to society for hundreds if not thousands of years. Among the many Canadian inventions prior to the Second World War are the telephone which was invented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876 , the light bulb invented by Henry Woodward and Mathew Evans in 1874, and Plexiglas co-invented by William Chalmers in 1931....   [tags: technology, modern societies] 883 words
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Evolution of the Engineer in Combat - This paper discusses the various roles of Engineers throughout the history of warfare. Upon reading, you will see the transition from non-combatants that used tools to build and construct fortifications, to full combat soldiers capable of fighting just as well as they could build. The periods covered are: the Roman era, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World Wars I & II, the Vietnam War, and the Global War on Terrorism (Iraq & Afghanistan). When discussing each period, I focused on newly developed tasks or skills that were necessary for that particular conflict....   [tags: Roles of Engineers, History of Warfare]
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Motivating Sales Engineers in the Industrial Business - Introduction Salespeople are often internally driven and self-motivated (Srivastava and Rangarajan, 2008), and are increasingly becoming consultants who sell value-added services (Smith and Rupp, 2003). Nowadays more industrial companies employ sales engineers (SE) and therefore they represent an emerging class of knowledge workers on sales (Darr, 2002). I will first describe my experience in Festo, before briefly addressing some theories about motivation, related to it. Was there a mismatch between theory and business as I knew it....   [tags: Business Sales]
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: The Backbone of America - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: The Backbone of America The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in its entirety is a branch of the military that is part of the Army’s regimental system. The Engineer Regiment is comprised of numerous types of engineers to include constructions, combat and emergency services and geospatial specialties. A testament of the fortitude has been proven from the corps inception back in 1775. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was first established on 16 June 1775 by the Continental Congress....   [tags: Military Branch, Army;s Regimental System]
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The Role of Engineers in Human Cloning - The Role of Engineers in Human Cloning Engineers have devoted their time and efforts in making great technological advancements for the human race. They have proposed many options and ideas in making the world a great place to live in. The engineers of the 21st Century will follow in the same path. The engineering community must think about change and plan for the coming century. Change is a continual process that must be woven into the very fabric of our engineering and scientific endeavors. If they are to successfully meet the challenges of the 21st Century, it is crucial that they keep their finger on the pulse of ever-changing technologies....   [tags: Papers] 379 words
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Living a Good Life: Engineers Balancing their Lives and Profession - The good life has long been the pursuit of mankind. However, what that pursuit means and how one achieves a good life may be different for each individual. For centuries, scholars have debated the characteristics of a good life, and to some extent, they still do today. For an engineer, living a good life, at both a personal as well as a professional level, could mean any number of different things. An engineer in the pursuit of a good life must, however, find the appropriate balance between living life independently and interdependently....   [tags: Living, Working, Career] 956 words
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Legal Responsability of Civil Engineers in Hong Kong - Building structure and bridge structure, though built with well-considered design, may still have structural problem or even collapse with time. In this regard, the designer of the structure, which is the civil engineer, may have to bear of responsibility of professional negligence. Nonetheless, most of the engineers should be professional and have followed good control of structure quality, code of practice and good on-site supervision, despite the structure built may fail after the construction....   [tags: codes of practice for building & bridge structures]
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The Importance of Software Engineers in Today's World of technology - ... They create software for computer operating systems such as, Windows and Mac. Types of software include games, spreadsheets, databases, and accounting software (Kirk 35). In order to design these types of software for businesses and consumers, software engineers must know how to use programming languages such as, C, C++, and Java (36). Types of projects they perform depends on the company they work for and the size of the IT department, although the role they perform still involves creating and designing software....   [tags: computers, programs, operating systems] 557 words
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Career Critique: Comparing Urban Planners and Biomedical Engineers - Career Critique There are many different careers available in the world, ranging over a variety of different branches, subjects, and groups. Certain careers may interest certain people while others do not even show the most remote interest in them because different aspects of the careers appeal more to some people than others. In spite of their differences, all careers are essential to the function of today’s society as we know it. I have decided to do in depth research on two specific careers, urban planners and biomedical engineers....   [tags: occupations, government, jobs]
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Engineers: Communication and Writing Skills - Engineers: Communication and Writing Skills       For many years, in the masses of people there has been made a stereotype of the working engineer. This is a person who spends ten hours straight in front of his computer, making some strange graphs and calculations. He is afraid of sunlight and spends his free time inventing the time machine. When people try to start a conversation he says that he has a lot of work to do and tries to run away as fast as possible. This picture may be a little exaggerated, but it is how media and television draw it....   [tags: ESL Essay] 1182 words
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The Ethics for Engineers in Combining Humans with Advanced Robotics - ... While the United States believes technology is intended to define the human condition, the European Union believes technology should be employed to determine the social problems humans face (Khushf 190). Furthermore, it is possible that as enhancements improve, it will cause an ostracism of people, one could even conceive of institutions where there are those that have enhancements and those that do not have them (Khushf 193). However, there are even more concerns beyond the mere human enhancements....   [tags: devices, human enhancements]
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Providing Effective Assessment Practices to Trainee Design Engineers - ... Buckles et al. [8] argued that clear descriptions of standards of performance are important for informing students what they are expected to learn and how they should performed in their assessed work, and for informing teachers how they can assess students accordingly. For feedback to be effective in enhancing learners’ learning, the organization ought to promote the use of formative assessment to enhance learners’ learning. Firstly, this can be done by having the instructors in playing a critical role in ensuring the clarity of expected performance standards....   [tags: feedback, student, practices, assessment] 2429 words
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Mechanical Engineers - A mechanical engineer works with the principles of motion, energy and force. Usually a machine changes one form of movement into another. Mechanical engineers design machines whose parts work in a safe, reliable and efficient way. Mechanical engineers apply scientific method to find the answers to mechanical problems. Many laws and principles developed by scientists are used every day by the mechanical engineer. Mechanical engineers contribute to many industries and occupations. Some mechanical engineers work in areas not usually thought to require engineering....   [tags: Technology, Informative] 322 words
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Aeronautical Engineers - Aeronautical Engineers Description Aeronautical engineers apply the principle of science and technology in work with highly sophisticated products such as aircrafts, missiles and space satellites. They usually specialise in research, design manufacture and production, or the management of maintenance programs Qualifications required The usual qualifications for entry into this career is a degree. However, it may be possible to enter with an HND or HNC. Entry to a relevant engineering degree with: * 2/3 A-levels with GCSEs (A-C) 2/3 in other subjects * A relevant GCSE in a vocational subject or Intermediate GNVQ may be acceptable as an alternative...   [tags: Papers] 1012 words
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Aerospace Engineers - Aerospace engineers examine, analyze, design, produce, and occasionally install components that make up aircraft, spacecraft, high-altitude vehicles, and high-altitude delivery systems (missiles). Satisfaction with the romantic image of rocket building can buoy many engineers through the highly anonymous work environments that many of them face. Individuals don't assemble rockets; teams do, dozens of teams working in highly supervised coordination. An aerospace engineer plays some part on one of the teams, spending more of her time (roughly 70 percent) in a lab, at a computer, and assembling reports than doing anything else....   [tags: essays research papers] 547 words
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The Role of Limestone and Gravel in Buildings - ... The east half of the basement is completely underground, while the west half is only partially underground with the top 1.8 m of the walls above grade. The buildings have an extremely high amount of thermal mass with large south and east facing windows. The building shells are poured concrete construction with 20.3 cm exterior walls, 30.5 cm flat roofs, and 15.25 cm basement slab floors. The windows are all located on the south, southeast, and east facing walls and made of low-E glass. The windows have aluminum frames with a thermal break and clear double pane low-E glazing units....   [tags: environment, engineers] 1134 words
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License to Build: Optional Yet Fundamental Requirement for Civil Engineers - Personal moralities oftentimes become mistaken with professional ethics. On one hand, morality deals with the personal beliefs of virtuous conduct regardless of community custom or the governing society. On the other hand, ethics consisted of a system of principles of rightness and goodness. Civil engineers main obligation and responsibility to the society is to exercise the engineering ethics. One system to guarantee this responsibility is to form a professional group of engineers with regulations and exams to assure quality....   [tags: Engineering] 1464 words
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Strong Background in Computer Technology Will Benefit Future Engineers - A Strong Background in Computer Technology Will Benefit Future Engineers Computer technology has advanced dramatically over the past ten years. Technology has advanced from computers the size of a room that can only perform one particular task, to personal computers (PC’s) that will fit on a desk and perform multiple tasks. Understanding computers and their programs and being able to apply that knowledge is very important in today’s workplace. Engineering is a field that requires an extensive background in computer technology....   [tags: Computer Science] 1038 words
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Renaissance Artist Engineers: The Start of the Scientific Revolution - “I do not doubt that in the course of time this new science will be improved by further observations, and still more by true and conclusive proofs. But this need not diminish the glory of the first observer. My regard for the inventor of the harp is not mad less by knowing that his instrument was very crudely constructed and still more crudely played. Rather, I admire him more than I do the hundreds of craftsmen who in ensuing centuries have brought this art to the highest perfection…” “To apply oneself to great inventions, starting from the smallest beginnings is no task for ordinary minds; to divine that wonderful art lie hid behind trivial and childish things is a conception for superhuma...   [tags: inventions, Galileo Galilei]
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Job Description of Mechanical Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Mechanical engineering is one of the largest and oldest divisions of engineering. Mechanical engineering is an important job in today’s world because; they can do various jobs ranging from manufacturing systems, physical science, to working on power systems. Mechanical engineering is a job that can take year’s education, it’s also a job in high demands for young engineers of today’s world. Education Needed In order to get the education needed to become a mechanical engineer you would have to master the following four major subjects: Math, English, Physics, and Chemistry....   [tags: education, engineers, demand]
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Case Study: Bay Area Rapid Transit - ... BART is a fast modern rail transit system, with 34 stations and 75 miles of track, serving the counties of San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa. It is financed by public funds (Stephen Unger). The construction of BART initially began in 1963 and its partial revenue service started on September 11th, 1972 between Oakland and Fremont, which was 3 years behind schedule. The District’s General Engineering consultants, Parsons-Brinkerhoff-Tudor-Bechtel (PBTB) were in charge of managing and monitoring BART’s contractors, and Westinghouse Electric Corporation was the major engineering firm to design, implement, and operate the ATC system....   [tags: Engineers' Responsibilities, Safety] 814 words
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Advanced Techniques in Construction in Sri Lanka - ... Pre-stressing is where the slab is stressed before concreting and post tensioning is where the slab is stressed after the concreting. Over the last few years, post tension concrete has taken the world by storm. Most developed countries have already started using this technology and developing countries are slowly getting into the trend. Post tensioning promotes higher loading concentrations, longer spans, thinner slabs, lighter structures and rapid constructions. With the help of post tensioning, engineers can minimize, if not eliminate, shrinkage cracking....   [tags: concrete, engineers, tension]
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Legal Does Not Mean Ethical - Ethics Ethics is a very interesting aspect of life which some people confuse it with legality. What is legal does not in any way translate to be ethical. Every profession is held together by a code of ethics that defines its workouts. This includes engineering profession. For engineers, ethics are not negotiable and they should be followed to the latter. This is primarily because engineers hold a social responsibility that calls for professionalism on anything they do irrespective they are on study or on actual practice....   [tags: engineers, competence, cheating] 532 words
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Robotics and Automation in Industries - When people think of robots, an image of a mechanical, stiff, talking, moving, human-like machine might come to mind. Robots are, in fact, computerized machines that are ultimately utilized to simplify larger scale tasks. They include control machines, computer controllers, or microprocessor based automated systems just to name a few. The ultimate goal of industrial engineering is to expedite processes; therefore, with such developed and modern technology, the manufacturing process is more efficient, cost effective, and there is almost no human error....   [tags: engineers, physicists, machines]
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Graduate Studies for Welding Engineering - Statement of Purpose "Arcs and Sparks!" was my understanding of welding at the beginning. Surprisingly, now I am applying the graduate studies for welding engineering which is the most fascinating area in engineering in my heart. What happened in the past three years. I have been on my own way to explore the world of materials science and engineering since the childhood. I grew up besides the SJ Petroleum Machinery Co., influenced by many engineers, I had a natural interest in such activities as hands-on practice, solving problems and making small objects gradually....   [tags: science, engineers, activities, practice] 788 words
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Will Using the BackBoard Help? - Shooting a basketball can take a lot of skill. For some people making a basket is easy for others, it can be difficult. Many say that using the square on the backboard helps the ball go into the hoop. The only way to see if that is true or not is to do multiply experiments. I will test this by having 30 people shoot from the corner, the wing, and the free throw. I will have each shoot 5 shots without the backboard and 5 shots with using the backboard. First off, even scientists believe that using the backboard helps the ball go through the hoop....   [tags: basketball, skill, engineers]
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Discover The Engineering Profession - Engineering is to invent something new or to innovate something. Engineers think creatively, they work on problem solving, they work with other people like them, they inspire other people, they design and create things that matter. Engineering has four main major disciplines. The Engineering Profession Engineering major disciplines are, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineer, and mechanical engineering. According to DiscoverE, a website that makes educates the public with engineering information, a chemical engineer thinks of new innovative and creative ways of producing goods, for example, “chemical engineers design environmentally-friendly cleaning products, develop...   [tags: civil engineers, design, create]
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The Aberdeen Three - In October 20, 1917, the U.S. Army’s oldest active proving ground was established located in Aberdeen, Maryland. Chemical weapons were developed on these grounds, and the U.S. Army used the Aberdeen Proving Ground to develop, test, store, and dispose of chemical weapons. Three chemical engineers named Carl Gepp, William Dee, and Robert Lentz, who were high-level, senior management levels at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, would eventually become notoriously known as the Aberdeen Three. In 1976 the Resource Conservation Recovery Act was passed....   [tags: engineers, protocols, chemical weapons]
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A Future in Computer Hardware Engineering - ... Thinking about how you want to live the rest of your life and how much money you want to make to sustain the lifestyle you want to live is also a big thing to consider. Sometimes people can enjoy their job and don’t care even if they didn’t get paid, but others have jobs that pay a lot so that they can live the lifestyle they want to live. Thinking about if you will do anything past that current status the person will have in the field is another thing to think about. If someone applies for a job that they like but feel like they will want more later on, they need to make sure that they have the qualifications to advance in that career or workplace....   [tags: software engineers, chips, design hardware]
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Canadian Tort Law - Engineers, contractors, and other businesses must be mindful of and knowledgeable of their legal obligations when performing their occupation or supplying a product. Negligence in the design or construction of a product that results in damage or bodily harm, or could result in damage or bodily harm, can result in liability for economic loss under Canadian Tort law. Engineers, architects, and contractors need to be respectful of their duty of care to ensure their product is precisely produced with no danger of negligence....   [tags: Engineers, Contractors, Businesses, Economy]
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Road Safety: Intersections - ... Madden, 2007). For this reason, as the worst case scenario, a reaction time of 1.5 seconds was considered since this value was used as the maximum reaction time at intersection by Dr Dan. Also, braking distance is dependent on the condition of the road, condition of the tyres, pressure applied to the brakes and any supporting technology. Friction The friction between tyres and the road is a crucial aspect of braking. In relation to Newton’s 1st Law, friction is, most often, the unbalanced force which causes change in motion by allowing vehicles to brake (D....   [tags: vehicles, speed, engineers] 1005 words
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WCF in TMS Release Tool - WCF in TMS Release Tool Version : 1.0 10-03-2014 REVISION HISTORY Version Effective Date (DD/MM/YYYY) Brief Description of Change Affected Section(s) Prepared By Reviewed By Approved By TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 Introduction 4 1.1 Introduction to TMS 4 1.2 Objective 4 2 Basics of WCF 5 2.1 What is WCF? 5 2.2 WCF concepts 5 2.3 Service Execution Boundaries 6 3 How WCF is used in TMS Release Tool 7 3.1 TMS Release Tool 7 3.2 Why WCF Service is used? 8 4 Challenges & Solution 9 5 Glossary 10 6 References 11 1 Introduction 1.1 Introduction to TMS • Test Management System (TMS) is one of the application developed and used by Tellabs....   [tags: Test Engineers, Test Management Systems]
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Overview of the Career of an Engineer - Someday in life everyone has to get a job either related to their career or to make their living. Most of the people who get job is related to one’s career. One of the booming career these days in engineering, and among them aerospace engineering is one of the highly paid career and really interesting to work in. In the career of aerospace engineering, engineers usually have to work really hard. In this field, one mostly work on building or designing aircrafts based on the requirement. To be a successful aerospace engineer one needs to gain a lot of education and should be able to work in any environment....   [tags: Aerospace Engineer, Career]
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Clarification of Payscales and Regional Differences - Clarification of Payscales and Regional Differences A world without engineering would be a world without cities, highways, cars, or industry. Engineers play a very important role in our society. They are involved in virtually all fields of industry in one way or another, and create the products and solve the problems that make it possible for everyone to enjoy the day-to-day conveniences Americans take for granted. In America, approximately 2 million people are engineers (College of Engineering, 1998)....   [tags: Engineers Engineering Essays]
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Repairing Massachusetts' Infrastructure - Repairing Massachusetts’ Infrastructure In today’s world, people are looking for ways to help improve their quality of life and their environment around them. These ways can be as simple as recycling or as large as improving the infrastructure. One of the main issues in the past several years has been the state of the infrastructure in Massachusetts, which has received a cumulative grade of a ‘D’ in 2009 by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Planning, designing, and undertaking new projects, engineers responded to an endless amount of issues that have come with the current infrastructure....   [tags: Civil Engineers, Public Transit, Utilities]
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Robert E Lee - Robert E. Lee has been regarded by many historians as one of the greatest American generals and military engineers in U.S. history. He revolutionized the tactic of trench warfare that would be widely used in World War I. Also, Lee was able to defeat much larger Union armies with command of a much smaller force of troops using astute military tactics and strategies. Robert Edward Lee was born on January 19, 1807 in Stratford, Virginia to Colonel Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee and Ann Hill Carter. Lee’s ancestors included a president, chief justice of the United States, and signers of the Declaration of Independence....   [tags: American Generals, Military Engineers, Biography]
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Engineering Ethics - Introduction Engineering ethics focuses on the behavior of the individual - the engineer, and the development of ethical standards governing their professional activities. Engineering ethics has always existed as a set of rules or a system that governs the behavior of an engineer. Among its main provisions, we can attribute such as the need to faithfully perform engineering work that would bring welfare and do not cause harm to people; be accountable for engineering professional activities; a good relationship ( customs and rules governing relations ) with other engineer, etc....   [tags: Civil Engineers, Natural Disasters]
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Formal Specification Language for Agent-Based Systems - Introduction Software engineers have learned, from several incidents, that the behaviors of a system ought to be understood and documented before the system is place in operation. One amongst such incidents that's associated with autonomous software agents especially is that the crash of Air France's airliner 320 at associate air show in Gregorian calendar month 1988. Airliner 320 was the first fly-by-wire rider craft within the world. In alternative words, it had been controlled by associate autonomous agent....   [tags: software engineers, multi agent system, slabs]
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The Sacrifices of a Filipino Marine Engineer - An engineer has a minimum of 11-12hrs working in the engine room before they shift to other engineers, in 12hrs of working inside the engine room; they were exposed in different kinds of chemicals and in a very high temperature under the engine room, Engine rooms are commonly hot that is why we can’t prevent this accidents, and a very hot temperature can cause a severe damage to the person if it will not be cured instantly. Chemicals also are harmful to engineers; a wrong move can cost your life in danger....   [tags: engine heat, engine room, marine engineer ]
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Kānuka and Gorse as Ecosytem Engineers: A Study on Motutapu - Kānuka (Kunzea ericoides) is the primary successional plant used on Motutapu island for regeneration of original native species assemblages. This study investigates contrasts floral and invertebrate diversity between kānuka and gorse (Ulex europaeus), a plant which has been used elsewhere as an efficient primary successional shelter, and as an equivalent harbour for invert diversity. Six stands, three of gorse, three of kanuka, were sampled using transects totalling five samples per stand. The stands measured were too immature to support understory, but kānuka was significantly more diverse in invert fauna than gorse....   [tags: Ecology]
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Educators Must Bring Latest Technology to the Class of Engineers - Recognizing that the students have fairly good foundation in basic sciences when they exercise their option for engineering, it is the responsibility of educators to bring the latest advances within the reach of engineering graduates. The motivation for this paper is thus the urgent necessity to revise undergraduate curriculum incorporating latest technological developments which stimulate inquiry and innovation while strengthening product design capabilities. While the focus shifts to applied topics of basic sciences and core engineering areas, there must be active supplementary learning and interdisciplinary experience....   [tags: simulation, innovation, industry] 725 words
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Genetically Modified Foods: To Label or Not To Label? - Plants or animals that are created through gene slicing techniques of genetic engineering are called genetically modified organisms or, GMOs. This technique for creating plants and animals was first done in the 1970s. According to Non-GMO Project, “This experimental technology merges DNA from different species, creating unstable combinations of plant, animal, bacterial and viral genes that cannot occur in nature or in traditional crossbreeding.” (Non-GMO Project). This type of genetic modification has started to worry people....   [tags: Genetic Engineers, Genetically Modified Organisms]
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The Engineer Extraordinaire - An engineering career can give options to a college-graduate that are hard to match. Engineering is a rewarding career path that requires hard work, and dedication. The hard work of a prospective engineer can be shown in the benefits he receives upon entering the workforce. For example, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the starting salaries of engineers are among the highest in the nation (“Engineers”, 2012, para. 4). Good things come to those who work hard. Mechanical Engineering Information.com would agree in mentioning that because engineering is so applicable to everyday situations, engineers can find work almost anywhere (“Mechanical Engineering salary”, 2012)....   [tags: Engineering]
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A Successful Engineer - Obstacles had never been obstructing my effort to succeed in life. As an engineer to be, it is important to me to be prepared for the hurdles in the real world. The world nowadays needs a person who could compete and has great abilities to stand on the same level as others. Multiple skills and critical opinion of an issue are essential for an engineer to jump into this challenging career. For me, a strategic planning and full preparation need to achieve the aim of being an expert engineer. To accomplish my goal, it is very vital to reflect myself and make an action in increasing my effectiveness and reaching my potential....   [tags: Personal Goals] 1263 words
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A Career as a Software Engineer - Before the iPhone became popular, because of the powerful and user-friendly software that is on the iPhone, Steve Jobs declared that “[The] iPhone is a revolutionary and magical product that is literally five years ahead of any other mobile phone” (Steve Jobs). Part of the reason why the iPhone is so revolutionary is because of the software in it. The hardware on the iPhone was slightly more advanced compared to the hardware on other phones but the software on the iPhone was many generations ahead of other smartphones that existed at that time....   [tags: iPhone, User Friendly Software, Steve Jobs]
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A Career as a Software Engineer - Being a Software Engineer is more than just programming. It’s a chance to help other people through the power of technology. Having this as a job gives engineers the power to influence other peoples life through programs that could help them with day to day tasks. Software Engineering is an expanding occupation, which means that more and more jobs are opening up for this position everyday. Also, one of the perks of this job is how much money you make. Software Engineering is a good job because, the market is expanding for it, it pays well, and this job can help other people....   [tags: Software Engineering]
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Exploring a Career as a Mechancial Engineer - Did you know there are thousands of jobs for a mechanical engineer, and the career will be unhurt by the struggling of the economy. There are many tasks a mechanical engineer is faced with on a daily basis. A mechanical engineer must have several qualities to make the work enjoyable for themselves and others. A mechanical engineer must be well qualified in their education to receive a job, as it is a broad industry. With having a job or career as a mechanical engineer you rarely have to worry if your job is going to exist the next day, or if your pay is going to get cut; a mechanical engineer is needed everywhere....   [tags: Career Research, Career Plan]
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Role of a Systems Engineer - ABSTRACT. Company XYZ is going to build a passenger jet with a new technology. The role of a systems engineer is indispensable and key contribution to the successful development of a new system. Since the commencement of the life cycle of the new system, a systems engineer is would confirm the success of the aforementioned. A description of the role of a systems engineer is described below. INTRODUCTION Systems engineering is a logical systems approach performed by multidisciplinary teams to engineer and integrate systems to ensure products meet customers’ needs....   [tags: Engineering ]
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Computer Engineer and Programmer - Computer Engineer The oldest device invented by humans is thought to be the Abacus. Abacus is a Latin word that has its origins in the Greek word abax or abakon mean “table” or “tablet”. The Abacus dates back to about 3000BC. The Abacus was used when merchants who traded goods needed a way to calculate the cost of the goods (A Brief History of the Abacus 1). Computers since then have evolved dramatically. Computers are a huge part of everyday life, but they need people who can build these computers....   [tags: computer, design, build, test] 768 words
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Important Characteristics of a Mechanical Engineer - Like all engineering jobs, mechanical engineers have a specialized set of skills that are beneficial to them in their work. If one does not possess these characteristics, it does not necessarily mean that they can never be an engineer; rather, this is a sign that mechanical engineering might be a difficult career for them to go into. After all, no one is perfect, and most engineers do not possess all of these skills. That which one does not know, one can learn, as most mechanical engineers do. Furthermore, the perseverance it takes to acquire those skills is already a step in the right direction....   [tags: creativity, critical thinking, education]
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Career: Computer Hardware Engineer - ... This can vary from anything to circuit boards and microprocessors to routers or cable boxes. Some computer hardware engineers update & modify existing computer equipment to be more effective in its specific field, while others work with newer software. Most computer hardware engineers work in research laboratories and high-tech manufacturing buildings, but there is always a fair share of garage junkies out there. Computer hardware engineers specialize in more hands on work and testing than most computer engineering fields....   [tags: Job Components, Requirements] 947 words
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Making Decisions as an Engineer - ... Any decision has associated responsibilities and Klein (1995) suggests four: causal responsibility, legal responsibility, moral responsibility and role responsibility. Responsibility is a big factor towards making a decision. Often, many people are involved in a decision, but ultimately there is only one owner responsible for that decision. These are some great factors that engineers take account of when making decisions but there are ways of making decisions. Projects are dealing with bigger stakes and facing a growing complexity that deal with decision making....   [tags: engineering, career, job description, precautions]
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My Future as an Electrical Engineer - Engineering is the application of scientific, economic design and a wide range of other specialized fields of engineering. As an engineer, there are four major different areas of engineering work that I can concern about, that is chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. Beyond this four, sources separate to other main branches. Based on the electrical engineering is concerned with the basic forms of energy that run the world, there is a hopeful future in taking this major as my direction of future....   [tags: academic research, career opportunties] 998 words
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The Audio Engineer as an Industry Professional - The Audio Engineer as an Industry Professional As soon as the beats of our favourite songs or musics pierces our ears, feet tap as fingers mingle. Music is what fascinates one and all, but is anyone bothered about who in which are behind this fascination and happiness. Is it the musician, singer or the album producer. Yes, they all have their part to play but it is the audio engineers who help even singers or musicians in the 21st century to realise their dream. These audio engineers are people that have brought about the dramatic changes to the face of music....   [tags: music, technology, sounds]
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Future Career as a Computer Engineer - The early history of computer engineering, which we know now as, but during 1955 it was known software engineering (Pioneering Era). Computer engineering has been a revalent job in the United States from 1955 until present day 2014. This job started out during a time period known as the Pioneering Era. This was a time when the first computers came out and software programmers had to rewrite all of their programs to run on these new machines now known today as computer. Jobs back then and know was applied for by signing up on the machines....   [tags: technology, system and technical support]
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Essential Characteristics of an Engineer - ... So we should work hard at our positions. From taking part in Orientation session till now, I have studied for nearly three months. It seems like just yesterday that I left my home. However, with my completion of this semester, I have gained and developed three important traits for engineers. In this semester, I take every lecture, tutorial, field work and group meeting on time. One month ago, we are required to exhibit a garage in the city centre. The content includes many aspects like the observation of beam, column and slab within limited time, so I previewed the relative knowledge and calculated the time I would use for each part before one day....   [tags: punctuality, personal experience] 516 words
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Statement of Purpose as a Computer Engineer - “It’s the Possibility of dream come true that makes life interesting” - Paulo Coelho This perfectly holds true for me in the world of Computer Engineering where novel ideas are not a novelty. It is this novelty that entices me to this field and gives me a deep sense of professional pride. In this context, I would like to pursue my graduation in Computer Engineering, which not only supplements the knowledge that I possess but also provides a strong platform for my future career goals. After one year's work experience as a Network Engineer at Its Not Yellow, a US Based online news portal, I want to return to academic study and undertake post graduate studies in Computer Science and Informatio...   [tags: teacher, network, science] 1055 words
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My Road to Becoming an Engineer - “If I can can, you can can”. This was the last sentence of an inspirational TED talk by a stand-up comedian about how she tackled the obstacles in her life with humour and grace and refusal to give up. Similar was my expression when I visited a science exhibition organized at my school where stupendous projects were presented by the students. That was when I decided I would be an engineer. As I began to pursue this newfound interest, I soon realized that there’s engineering to show off, and then there’s the engineering that runs in the background....   [tags: electronics, graduate, pakistan] 720 words
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Interview with an Engineer Specialist - Interview with an Engineer Specialist The purpose of this assignment is to explore the profession I hope to be working for in the near future. My task for this assignment was to find an engineer who has a degree in Aerospace Engineering, which is the degree that I am pursuing. I had to set up an appropriate setting for an interview with that engineer. I also had to arrange interview questions which consists of their career information’s, requirement skills, and advices that would help me get prepare to work in the field of Aerospace Engineering....   [tags: Industry, Specialist, Aerospace] 1633 words
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What It Takes to Become a Computer Engineer - ... Your wrist and your eyes are probably the only things that will be affected. Long hours sitting in front of a computer for multiple months can also lead to obesity. Computer engineers tend to make a decent amount of money. It is said that computer engineering graduates start out making the most money out of all engineers. “The bureau of labor statistics estimated an average salary for computer engineers of $101,360 per year in 2011” (Michael). Depending on what type of computer engineer you are and your current experience your range of salary can increase or decrease....   [tags: career choices, opportunities]
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Career Paper: Demolition Engineer - In a garden, the goal is to keep it clean of weeds. If you let the weeds grow, they can quite possibly take over the whole garden. Explosive demolition is the weed puller of buildings. It is key in keeping whole communities up to date. It may be hard to think that using explosives can actually make an area safer, but these professionals do it all of the time. If a building is not structurally sound, there is the chance that it can collapse at any time. This is why explosive demolition is so important because it basically weeds out the buildings that have the potential to harm people....   [tags: Engineering]
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Hardware Engineer - Hardware Engineer Computers have become an indispensible part of modern life. Since 1936, with the invention of the first programmable computer, people have been tweaking, changing, and experimenting to make this machine function better and make the lives of uncountable people easier. Integral to computer functioning is computer hardware, for example, a monitor, keyboard, memory chips, and the mouse. This hardware is evolving rapidly to become faster and more user-friendly. Hardware engineers have thorough educations, challenging jobs, and produce fascinating products....   [tags: Computer Technology] 847 words
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Why I Want to be a Professional Engineer - ... In very concrete ways, engineers aspire greatness in society; they save lives, work to prevent disease and protect our planet. I believe that I can never seek true pleasure from my work unless it serves for the betterment of humanity. Consequently, I believe curiosity and the ability to question is crucial to desire to pursue engineering. I prefer to question the variability of things before fully accepting them and I like the idea of being in a contentious environment. I want to pursue a degree and a career in which new challenges and new opportunities will always be in my grasp....   [tags: education, extracurriculars, innovation] 515 words
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Mechanical Engineer Career - In four months I will be done with high school, and the time has come for me to go to college and learn a career. The career that I plan on choosing is a mechanical engineer. A mechanical engineer is a very broad career path with many jobs available. “These jobs can range from someone designing parts for space shuttles, buildings, computers, cars, and various other important mechanical parts that are necessary for today’s society” (bls.gov) . The part of mechanical engineering that I want to go into is the design of automotive engines....   [tags: career, college]
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Sound Engineer Technician - “Sound Engineer Technician?” “Bro, what interests do you really find in that?” “Like, what do they do?” A sound engineering technician sets up, operates and maintains special equipment used in stage, television or motion picture productions according to instructions. In other words I can be one of those guys who gets to go out and find substitution sounds for the common things people may hear everyday or stuff people never had the chance to hear before. A couple classic examples would be a sheet of hard plastic making the sound of thunder when you shake or wriggle it, or the sound of nails on a tin roof creating the sound of a hail storm....   [tags: Career Goals]
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I Want to Become a Mechanical Engineer - My interest in the field of Automobile goes back to my early years in high school which is when I decided to pursue a career in engineering. As a child I was always fascinated by the very concept of automobile. Further, my father’s constant involvement in the automotive industry as an insurance claims assessor further enhanced my interests in automobiles. He was the one responsible for showing me the correct path to pursue my career in automobile field. Hence, after having completed my primary education, I decided to delve straight into the world of mechanics and engineering and pursued a diploma in mechanical engineering followed by a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering....   [tags: career choices, statement of purpose] 718 words
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Personal Experience: Plans on What to do to Become a Professional Engineer - ... I will have completed all the requirement to register as a professional engineer after 24 months of internship. There are two important people in the personal development programme. These two people are the mentor and the supervisor. The mentor is someone that the candidate can go to at any time to ask for help in all aspects of the work place, be it engineering problem related or work relationship issues etc. The mentor is also the person that the candidate must meet with for a minimum of one full day a month to discuss the PDP (Professional Development Programme)....   [tags: candidate engineer, professional development] 1250 words
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The Social Responsibility of a Software Engineer - The Social Responsibility of a Software Engineer Abstraction: The social responsibility is one of important responsibilities defined by ACM in its ethic codes for software engineer. Compare to other responsibilities, social responsibility is more remote and ambiguous. When a software engineer obtained the privilege to practice his/her right from the society, he/she is required to take corresponding responsibilities. But the definition of the responsibilities is not unified in computing professional community but heavily depended on the software engineer's personal life experience and the social environment around him/her....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays]
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