How many ways can you use the word Engineering?
Traditionally there are only Mechanical, Electrical and Civil which are considered Engineering. Obviously the word engineering is the most over-used word ever. Everybody likes to add "engineering" at the end of every word, such as science engineering, maintenance engineering, section engineering, water engineering, biological engineering, computer engineering.
Can you lists some other engineering so I can have a good laugh?
@Mike1942, unfortunately for you, I am a professional engineer, and I have done my research before I posted it, engineering is often used as well as engineer, Perhaps someone born in 1942 is a bit too old for this. Plus you didn't answer my question...
Question answered by kasab
I think you have a reason for a good laugh.
Some time ago I had come across " software engineering " and thought was some sort of a joke. To my amazement, through some subsequent serious responses it turned out to be true.
how can I study costal engineering in the university of florida?
I'm MSc graguated in Civil engineering-Water engineering from Tehran University and I want continue my PHD in costal engineering in university of Florida. Could you help me please?
Question answered by silksurreality
haven't heard of coastal engineering (in the univ. of Fla.)either. here's a list of courses offered in the University of Florida:
what is the life expectancy of a commercial diver?
i plan to become a commercial diver, you know under water welding and such like that. the army is gonna train me in the art of under water engineering but i am having doubts now because i have heard from several people that the life expectancy of a commercial diver is very short because the most likely die on the job. i wanna know the truth is it an extremely dangerous job that will kill me. or are my friends just blowing smoke up my butt?
Question answered by jeeper_peeper321
Safety is a huge issue.
The problems come, from the long term effects of deep diving.
Joint pain and symptoms like advanced arthritis.
Is my housing association liable for a burst boiler or the homebuilder?
I bought a shared-ownership property in July 2007. It was built by Barratts but my lease is through a housing association.
Unfortunately the boiler burst after 6 months and soiled lots of my goods which came to the value of £2000. This was due to the wrong valve being fitted by the heating and water engineers. Who is liable for this - Barrats or my housing association?? Help needed!! Thanks.
Question answered by Mom of 2 great boys
I would have to say the home builder. Not the association.
The home builder should have a warranty on there products that they used, such as appliances and heat and air.
Was this a new home?
Contact the home builder first then the association.
PHD in water engineering or transportation?
I have completed a BSc in Civil Engineering and a MSc in Structural Engineering. I am interested in doing a PHD in either water engineering or transportation. Is this possible?
Question answered by El Greco ®
YES, to both:
Water engineer is a generic title given to engineers who specialise in water-based projects; many have a civil engineering or environmental background. They may work with a variety of different liquids but generally deal with the provision of clean water, disposal of waste water and sewage and prevention of flood damage.
Asset management plays a major part in a water engineer's job. This involves repairing, maintaining and building structures that control water resources, e.g. sea defence walls, pumping stations and reservoirs. Engineers have to constantly address new challenges and problems which are caused by global warming, ageing infrastructure, population growth and higher quality living standards.
Typical work activities
A water engineer can expect to undertake a range of activities, including both technical and non-technical tasks. The exact mix depends on the location (office or site-based) and seniority of the post and the employment sector. There are, for example, differences between working in water supply or treatment and working in flood prevention, although many general engineering functions apply across the board. Tasks typically involve:
designing overall schemes, such as sewer improvement schemes or flood defence programmes, and associated structures, such as pumping stations, pipework and earthworks (the scale of the design may range from an initial outline to a full, detailed design);
preparing tender documents as a basis for construction;
reviewing technical submissions;
liaising with various bodies and individuals, including local authorities, government agencies, clients, contractors, residents, suppliers, technical experts and other consultants;
keeping up to date with environmental matters, and being aware of policy and developments in this area;
presenting technical data or project results to both technical and non-technical clients and colleagues;
monitoring the progress of projects from beginning to end - from the feasibility stage, to design through to construction and handover - or supervising one section of a large project;
controlling budgets at project level;
administering contracts and ensuring that work is completed to deadline;
supervising the operation and maintenance of water and sewerage infrastructure;
using computer simulations to analyse, for example, potential dam failure;
devising flood defence strategies, perhaps including river and flood plain modelling, economic studies and consultation with affected people;
monitoring flood levels at times of high risk;
managing staff, including other engineers, technicians and site workers.
Transportation engineering is the application of technology and scientific principles to the planning, functional design, operation and management of facilities for any mode of transportation in order to provide for the safe, efficient, rapid, comfortable, convenient, economical, and environmentally compatible movement of people and goods (transport). It is a sub-discipline of civil engineering and of industrial engineering. Transportation engineering is a major component of the civil engineering and mechanical engineering disciplines, according to specialisation of academic courses and main competences of the involved territory. The importance of transportation engineering within the civil and industrial engineering profession can be judged by the number of divisions in ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) that are directly related to transportation. There are six such divisions (Aerospace; Air Transportation; Highway; Pipeline; Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean; and Urban Transportation) representing one-third of the total 18 technical divisions within the ASCE (1987).
The planning aspects of transport engineering relate to urban planning, and involve technical forecasting decisions and political factors. Technical forecasting of passenger travel usually involves an urban transportation planning model, requiring the estimation of trip generation (how many trips for what purpose), trip distribution (destination choice, where is the traveler going), mode choice (what mode is being taken), and route assignment (which streets or routes are being used). More sophisticated forecasting can include other aspects of traveler decisions, including auto ownership, trip chaining (the decision to link individual trips together in a tour) and the choice of residential or business location (known as land use forecasting). Passenger trips are the focus of transport engineering because they often represent the peak of demand on any transportation system.
What is the difference between an engineering geologist and a geotechnical engineer?
Or an engineering hydrologist and a water resources engineer?
Question answered by Bert K
An engineering geologist is an earth scientist who has specialized in the application of geologic principles to civil works. A geotechnical engineer is a civil engineer who has specialized in the design and construction aspects of earth materials. Both professions share many of the same knowledge, skills and abilities. Each field, however, has particular strengths. Engineering geologists typically have greater skills in characterization of geologic conditions and processes, and in evaluation of how processes will be affected or will affect a specific development activity. Geotechnical engineers will typically have greater skill in development of site-specific geotechnical design recommendations and criteria.
Ideas for a Water Resource Engineering Poster?
I need to make a poster for school. I decided to take poster board and cut it into the shape of a raindrop. I just want some more ideas and maybe more information about water resource engineering. Thanks in advance!
Question answered by Edesigner
How's this ...? The RDC or rain drop cycle..Form a raindrop(like your's) inside it put a circle of raindrops .Use those as graphing features of the cycle.Include in the graph evaporation--how its used-- and condensation. Show with your graph that there is no more water available now than when Earth was formed. That water is in constant motion ,migrating from source to user back to source. Show how the Earth has a water storage facitly(oceans,water tables,and polar caps. Explain the value of water as the farmer sees it. Or as the industrialist sees it or as the average person sees it. Combine the total usage into a whole number and show that although more water may be in the "usage" state ,we still have water returning. Show that water is a non-exstinguishable resourse however it can be manipulated by the schemes of man to a non-usable fluid..What can you come up with that is animal or vegetable that does not use water? In our lifetime will water become a resource "wars" are fought for? Well with these hints you should find it easy to complete your RDC-(raindropcycle) graph..and by doing so complete your assignement. There ya go From the E....
Is EXETER A Good University On The Program Of Urban Water Systems?
I have recently received an offer from Exeter university on the program of MSc in Urban Water Systems, and i'm also grateful if you can tell me more about "MSc in Urban Water Engineering and Management" or "Environment management of Urban Land and Water" at Sheffield University.
Question answered by mydoghatesme
Exeter is a well-ranked university overall. You might look at the department professors profiles and see what the research projects are that the professors are working on and where they got their PHDs and what their dissertations were about. You could GOOGLE departments of Water Engineering for Advanced search and put in "departments of water" for the advanced search "exact wording" section and above that type in "rank" and "university". Don't use the quotes though. You may have to play with it and maybe change the words to get the search you want. Maybe substitute the word " universities" for university or such.
Call the department and ask if they have a list of where their graduates are now working. A good department usually is ready and eager to provide this to you, their potential "buyer". Good Luck.
where can i find video lectures for civil engineering?
I need some video lecture. Especially water supply engineering, concrete technology, foundation engineering, hydrology, theory of structures... The IIT institute of india doesn't have video lectures for these. I wish to know where can i get them.
Question answered by Jon
http://www.learnerstv.com/Free-Engineering-Video-lectures-ltv053-Page1.htm For concrete/foundation
http://freevideolectures.com/Subject/Civil-Engineering For water, look at the bottom
Can anyone help me or share their experiences about pregnancy? I am 6 months pregnant with our first child?
I am 23 years old and currently residing here in KSA since my husband is working here as a Water Engineer. I want to know more about pregnancy and childbirth.
Question answered by Stronga
A late congrats. From 6 months things start to get anxious especially for first time.
There are plenty of websites that offer lots of FAQ's. Also childbirth is totally different for each and every one. Be prepared for everything and stay open-minded to your options. Depending on how healthy you are at 23 you should sail through without any major problems. Good luck and stay positive because your baby feels your emotions.