Dr. Moustafa A. Chaaban Egyptian Society of Mechanical Engineers Professor, Ain Shams University, Faculty of Engineering Cairo, Egypt
Introduction What does word Ethic mean? Elements of Engineering Ethics In Engineering Profession Engineer relation with public Engineer relation with client and staff Relation between engineers
Several meetings of Engineering Syndicate in the world had already taken place in order to put forward Engineering Ethics. Also several International Engineering Conferences had already considered Engineering ethics aiming to promote the profession.
What does word Ethic mean?
The study of standard of conduct and moral judgment. The code of morals of a particular person, religion, group, profession, etc. So, Ethics are very important for engineering profession and also engineers.
Elements of Engineering Ethics
Responsibility to society, clients and staff. Competence. Integrity. Impartiality. Corruption.
In Engineering Profession
Engineer must help in increasing effectiveness of engineering profession by exchange of information and experience with other engineers, and cooperation with all engineering societies, schools and scientific engineering journals. Engineer must not announce of his work...
I am writing to you to express my interest in applying for the masters programme in “Engineering Materials Science with particular interest in "XXXXXXX”, which is scheduled to begin August 2013. I appreciate this opportunity and I would like to provide further information about my personality and motivation.
I graduated in 2010 with a Bachelors of Engineering in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering with a major in Metallurgy, from XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX. I was ranked among the top five students with an average score above 75%.
My professional goal is to be a foremost lecturer, Consultant and Researcher in the field of Materials Engineering with particular interest in Materials Selection and Process Design. My undergraduate studies of steel, lightweight metals, semi-conductors, ceramics, polymers and composites had exposed me to the reality and demand of my choice of career and have provided me with the rudiment, which I am optimistic this programme would augment greatly, to achieve my goal.
My first exposure to the field of Materials Science and Engineering was in my Second year during my undergraduate study with “Introduction to Physical Metallurgy” and “Introduction to Chemical Metallurgy”. Having entered the university with no clear understanding or enthusiasm of what materials engineering study entails, my interest began to grow as I was exposed to several concepts and...
...What is a Metaphor ?
A Metaphor is an “expression of an understanding of one concept in terms of
another concept, where there is some similarity or correlation between the two”
according to the LinguaLinks Library. Metaphors are used by anyone trying to convey an
idea in an indirect manner. We use them daily without realizing it. Metaphors put a twist
in daily language in that they are a unique way of describing a concept. There are
common metaphors that we use everyday and not so common ones which are used
specifically in some kind of field for example engineering. Since engineers usually work
as a team to accomplish a goal, they use metaphors to communicate with each other
There are thousands of metaphors that are used almost unconsciously every day.
They are viewed as ways to encode different points of views in regular conversations. An
example of a common metaphor is “jumping for joy.” In order to understand this
metaphor, we have to look for the concept first. The concept is Joy or Happiness and the
action of jumping is used to convey the significance of joy. For example when a High
School student receives his/her acceptance letter from a university they applied to, they
get overwhelmed with happiness, so they “jump for joy.”
Another common metaphor is “you are the light in my life.” Here the concept is
life and the quality of life is signified by...
To start with, it has been my dream to become a successful engineer when I complete my studies in the field of engineering. Since I was a small child, I had a special passion for this particular area of interest. This is because I see this career as a good reason for the evolution of life and satisfaction of my long cherished ambition. From this point, I started to focus my efforts on fulfilling this aspiration. To me, engineering is a great field of human endeavor that requires challenge, initiative and hard work. It is worthwhile to indicate that my uncle has been a great source of support and inspiration to me on many occasions. He spared no pains to encourage me to excel in Mathematics and Physics in particular. He never hesitates to take me along with him to his office and provide me with good doses of practical, hands-on experience. He has also been keen to show me around in the different branches of the Telecommunications giant in Qatar i.e. QTEL. I also had the opportunity to share ideas, thoughts and theories in communications. He helped me a great deal to learn new things related to engineering and advised me to keep focused on the area I like most. As a communications engineer, he introduced me to all disciplines relating to this particular field. I was so impressed by the architects, both civil and electrical engineering. He made me really love this area.
My interest in science dates...
...Technical Report: Engineering Code of Ethics
There are many different factors and aspects in the division of engineering and one of the most important factors to know in this field is the engineering code of ethics. These moral codes that all engineers must work to abide by are a set of rules and standards that express the importance of the decisions that engineers must make. The engineering code of ethics requires the engineer’s full concentration of showing and acting on their honesty, integrity, and fairness while keeping in mind of enabling their work to protect the public’s health, welfare, and safety. Researching on these rules specifically created for engineers I learned that engineers must keep in mind all these factors listed above on top of their assignments.
The basis for the code of ethics for engineers is the fundamental canons. These fundamental canons are provided by the NSPE (National Society of Professional Engineers) and the ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers), and for the most part both sets of fundamental canons were the same with the exception to the ASCE having an additional 7th rule. The fundamental canon states as follows,
1. Engineers shall hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public and shall strive to comply with the principles of sustainable development in the performance of their professional duties.
2. Engineers shall perform services only in areas of their...
...Muhammad Y Memon
Role of Ethics in the life of an Engineering Student
As a college student for the last 2 years, if there is one important thing that I have learned, it is to follow the ethical guidelines of your school. Moreover, maintain the ethical code throughout the semester and more specifically for every course. Now, as an engineering student at The University of Texas at Tyler, I have an Engineering Code of Ethics to follow. This, in my opinion, is the closest to an actual professional code I have seen thus far.
As a learned profession, engineering students are expected to show the upmost standards of integrity and honesty. Since this is the code that we will be following while providing services as an engineer, our complete honesty & fairness should be dedicated to the safety and welfare of the people. As an engineer, you are required to perform under a standard of professional behavior. It requires adherence to the highest principles of ethical conduct.
As students, we are to practice the Code of Ethics on both the college and the District level. Every student in the college/district is expected to represent himself respectfully, whether it is on paper or verbal. This representation calls for honesty of information on all forms, applications and official documentation. In addition, we are to behave respectfully faculty, staff, administrators, other...
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...mathematics in engineering context.
Mathematics is science of pattern that engineers seek out whether found in numbers, space, science, computers, imaginary abstractions, or elsewhere. Knowledge and use of basic mathematics have always been an inherent and integral part of engineering. In our previous semester, basic mathematics was applied in almost every module.
From stress analysis of simple machine components to numerical description of various shapes of new gadgets( using CAD packages), from using FBDs(free body diagram) for solving out the problem in engineering mechanics to using Bernoulli equation or mass flow rate equation in fluid mechanics. From calculation of heat and mass flow in various systems to calculating of engine power or shaft power in engineering systems. From reliability in electrical power circuits in household or any other appliances to traffic in networks (tar roads and optical fibres ) , mathematics crosses boundaries in a way no other technical subject can.
The examples mentioned above are subjects of many books. Yet, they collectively fail to convey that engineering applications of mathematics have.
First semester was just revision and application of the topics covered in previous years of education and also to form a perfect base for more analytical and application based engineering principles. Mathematics and engineering go hand to hand....