The Engineering Profession – Problem Solvers


Engineering Studies – P2 Product Engineering – The Engineering Profession

This topic discusses the roles of a professional engineer, their typical responsibilities and skills. The engineering design process, problem solving and the importance of teamwork are key concepts. Future trends in engineering are investigated.

Key Concepts

  • The nature and range of work of an engineer
  • Engineering research, documentation and communication
  • Emerging trends in the engineering profession
  • The engineering design process
  • Teamwork in engineering

Discussion Questions

  1. What are the roles that a product engineer might perform before, during and after a project?
  2. What is a project manager?
  3. Discuss how product engineers might research and communicate ideas.
  4. In what ways might technical data be presented?
  5. Describe how engineers use the design process to develop engineering solutions, specifically problem solving.
  6. Explain the reasons why graphical communication is a key element in engineering.
  7. Discuss an example of an engineered solution and what the process was to develop an engineering solution.
  8. Discuss examples that highlight why teamwork is important in engineering.


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