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Lecture 1 Introduction to Engineering By Dr. Ahmed Hassan & Dr. Iman Osama Cairo, 2012

Lecture 1

Introduction to Engineering

By Dr. Ahmed Hassan & Dr. Iman Osama Cairo, 2012

Presentation Outline

We will discuss five topics:

  • 1. How to be a good listener.

  • 2. Text book and Course content.

    • 3. Problem of text book.

    • 4. An introduction to engineering.

    • 5. How will we communicate.

How to Be a Good Listener ?

To go away from a talk as a more informed person, you should

  • 1. Maintain natural eye contact with the speaker.

  • 2. Show by your posture that you are alert and interested.

  • 3. Ignore distractions such as side talks or other external noise.

  • 4. Take notes on the speaker’s most important points.

  • 5. Be sure to turn off cell phones.

Text Book

A. A. Harms, B. W. Baetx, and R. R. Volt, Engineering in Time, Imperial College Press, 2004.

Course Content

Part A:

Introduction to Engineering, Chapter 1

Part B:

History of Engineering, Chapters 2 to 8

Part B: History of Engineering

  • 1. Prehistoric Engineering (10 6 BP→10 4 BP)

  • 2. Ancient Engineering (8000 BCE→500 CE)

  • 3. Medieval Engineering (500 CE→1400)

  • 4. Renascent Engineering (1400→1800)

Part B: History of Engineering

  • 5. Expansive Engineering (1800→1940)

  • 6. Modern Engineering (1940→1990)

  • 7. Contemporary Engineering (1990→2000+)

PROBLEMS OF TEXT BOOK

Full of Wordiness

What does the term “Wordiness” mean?

The authors use a lot of unnecessary, difficult words instead of simple, direct ones.

How will we communicate?

A Facebook group for our architecture department students

MIU Engineering History 2012

Chapter 1

Introduction to Engineering

Engineering According to Dictionary

Engineering is the work of an engineer, or the study of this work

An Engineer According to

Dictionary

a person whose job is to design or build machines, engines or electrical

equipment, or things such as roads, railways or bridges, using scientific principles.

Engineering According to our Text Book has 3 Definitions

Def. 1

Engineering represents creative thoughts and skilled actions associated with the use of natural material and phenomena in planning, designing, developing,

manufacturing, testing, implementing, improving and disposing of devices.

Engineering According to our Text Book has 3 Definitions

Def. 2

Engineering may be interpreted as the activity of how to make devices and how they might be made better.

Def. 3

Engineering is the domain of thoughts and actions which uses what is to create what may be.

ENGINEERING BLOCK

DIAGRAM

Natural

materials and their

properties

N (t)

Clever

and

useful devices D (t)

Creative thought

and skilled

actions

E (t)

ENGINEERING BLOCK DIAGRAM Natural materials and their properties N (t) Clever and useful devices D (t)
ENGINEERING BLOCK DIAGRAM Natural materials and their properties N (t) Clever and useful devices D (t)

An Example from the STONE AGE

An Example from the STONE AGE Human action of stone chipping Natural Stone Stone tool 16

Human action of

stone chipping

Natural

Stone

Stone tool
Stone
tool
An Example from the STONE AGE Human action of stone chipping Natural Stone Stone tool 16
An Example from the STONE AGE Human action of stone chipping Natural Stone Stone tool 16

An Example from NOWADAYS

An Example from NOWADAYS Engineering thought and actions of design and manufacture Natural Materials Computer Chip

Engineering thought and

actions of design

and manufacture

Natural

Materials

Computer

Chip

An Example from NOWADAYS Engineering thought and actions of design and manufacture Natural Materials Computer Chip
An Example from NOWADAYS Engineering thought and actions of design and manufacture Natural Materials Computer Chip

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