Engineer in Society

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INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY IMT, ENUGU DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING HND 1

ASSIGNMENT ON

COURSE TITLE: ENGINEER IN SOCIETY

COURSE CODE: MEC 311

WRITTEN BY

NAME: EZE ANDREW C

REG NO:

SERIAL NO: 36

DATE: 6th May 2010

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DEDICATION

This assignment is dedicated to God Almighty.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I wish to thank everybody who contributed in one way or the other in making this assignment a success.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page Dedication Acknowledgement Table of Contents What is a Society? Who is an Engineer? Briefly state the role of Engineer in the Society Discuss your place of Industrial Training and State the experience you had there.

1 2 3 4 5-6 7 8

9-10

State your role in the place of the Industrial Training as an Engineer in Training. 11

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QUESTION 1 What is a Society? A Society is a economic, social or industrial infrastructure, made up of a varied collection of individuals. Society can be defined as - The totality of social relationships among humans. - A group of humans broadly distinguished from other groups by mutual interests, participation in characteristic relationships, shared institutions, and a common culture. - The totality of social relationships among organized groups of human beings or animals - A system of human organizations generating distinctive cultural patterns and institutions and usually providing protection, security, continuity, and a national identity for its members Society is the set of relations among people, including their social status and roles. By extension, society denotes the people of a region or country, sometimes even the world, taken as a whole. Used in the sense of an association, a society is a body of individuals outlined by the bounds of functional interdependence, possibly comprising characteristics such as national or cultural identity, social solidarity, language or hierarchical organization. Human societies are characterized by patterns of relationships between individuals sharing a distinctive culture and institutions. Like other communities or groups, a society allows its members to achieve needs or wishes they could not fulfill alone.

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A society, however, may be ontologically independent of, and utterly irreducible to, the qualities of constituent individuals; it may act to oppress. The urbanization and rationalization inherent in some, particularly Western capitalist, societies, has been associated with feelings of isolation and social "anomie". Members of a society may be from different ethnic groups. A society may be a particular ethnic group, such as the Saxons; a nation state, such as Bhutan; a broader cultural group, such as a Western society. The word society may also refer to an organized voluntary association of people for religious, benevolent, cultural, scientific, political, patriotic, or other purposes. A "society" may even, though more by means of metaphor, refer to a social organism such as an ant colony.

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QUESTION 2

Who is an Engineer?

An Engineer is one who effectively adapts the findings of science to the use of man. A person specifically trained and experienced in planning and developing the structures and devices, and in supervising the processes for the benefit of mankind. Engineers are involved in the implementation, application, design, development and management of projects and processes. He is the vital link between science and society.

Engineers work to develop economic and safe solutions to practical problems, by applying mathematics, scientific knowledge and ingenuity while considering technical constraints. The term is derived from the Latin root "ingenium," meaning "cleverness". The industrial revolution and...
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