Experience Level: Any level of experience
The question of what constitutes a great engineer as opposed to a good engineer was recently posed by an undergraduate engineering student at Temple University. I have spent a lot of time reflecting on this excellent question. It is obvious to include the fundamentals of their specific engineering field and the tools and processes of that specific engineering field. Perhaps it is also obvious to include common engineering experiences such as design reviews, project management (both traditional and agile), and financial analysis.
But what about the details of leading these engineering processes? Most of us what agree that how we execute a process is as important as using the correct process. What do we do when we need to lead these processes creatively? How do we find problems worth solving and how do we build a coalition to solve the problem. Do great engineers think in overall systems or in deep details? What exactly do we mean when we want engineers to think critically?
This webinar is my reflections on how to develop an answer to the question of what should a great engineer know, do, and be.
Break down exactly what is meant by critical thinking and apply it to the solution of engineering problems.
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