Concepts of Engineering & Technology
Learn how the momentum of science is continually propelling engineers in new directions towards a future full of insight and opportunity. Explore the different branches of engineering and how problem-solving, sketching, collaboration, and experimentation can change the very fiber of our human lives. By examining astounding engineering feats and complex ongoing issues, you’ll begin to question whether the word impossible really exists.
Have you ever wondered how civilization continues to design, build, and improve machines and structures around the world? Looking at the skyline of any major city, you can see a crazy number of tall buildings, lengthy bridges, and engines purring under endless equipment. We all know these inventions are critical to our modern way of life, yet we don’t always understand the knowledge required to create such innovation. Have you ever peered up at a towering skyscraper and marveled at the mere impossibility of it? It is, in fact, not only possible but also just part of a day’s work for an engineer. In this course, you’ll be exploring the various fields of this occupation, its history, the important role it plays in human life, and the ethical issues related to engineering. So buckle up; here we go!
What will you learn in this unit?
- Distinguish the differences between science, technology, and engineering.
- Understand and use technical terms.
- Discuss important technological developments from the past.
- Identify the various technological ages and the rate of current development.
- Discuss some of the ethical concerns around technology.