5/25/2014

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER?



IT TAKES A MULTI-FACETED MIND AND SKILLS THAT ARE DRIVEN TO PUSH BOUNDARIES IN SOLVING COMPLEX PROBLEMS - simply.


Engineers are reductionists by nature; genetically wired for logic and practicality with a penchant for complexity. Their skills are also an art form of sorts, combining science, mathematics and common sense to make the impossible possible.

Stereotypes suggest that it takes a left-brain person with strong tendencies for practical, analytical, objective, detailed thinking to be an engineer.

Engineers do typically fit this profile; however, they are often right-brain individuals as well, equally capable in their creativity, intuition, feeling
and big-picture perspective to problem solving

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3 comments:

Dan Zwicker said...

An Engineer's response generally exceeds a single word or a single sentence.

They are simply not wired simply.

Dan Zwicker said...


re·duc·tion·ism
[ri-duhk-shuh-niz-uhm] Show IPA
noun

1. The theory that every complex phenomenon, especially in biology or psychology, can be explained by analyzing the simplest, most basic physical mechanisms that are in operation during the phenomenon.
2.
The practice of simplifying a complex idea, issue, condition, or the like.

Dan Zwicker said...

Seinfeld's approach - 'all about nothing' does not qualify.