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2.1: About the Nature of Engineering

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    This chapter explores the nature of engineering. As you read this chapter, you will discover: what engineers do; some of the skills needed to be an engineer; various types of engineering careers and specializations; the educational requirements to be an engineer; licensure of engineers; the impact engineering has had on society; and some possible scenarios for the future of engineering.

    Chapter Learning Objectives

    After working through this chapter, you should be able to

    • describe what engineers do,
    • describe the education and skills necessary for engineering,
    • describe the impact of engineering on society.

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