Engineering and Society

Engineering and Society

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Recognizing the central role of engineering activity in modern societies, Engineering a Society explores the global and social context of contemporary engineering practice. This text breaks new ground in the way that it puts engineering into a broad social, political, economic, and philosophical context. Engineering a Society utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to explore what engineers do, the education, knowledge and skills they need, and their roles and responsibilities in society. Three ongoing themes provide continuity to this text: the nature of technology and its relationship to engineering; the nature of development and its relationship to engineering; and the role that professional engineering practice plays in the development of technology and the sustainable creation wealth. *The history of engineering and engineering design *The social and political contexts in which engineers practice *How engineers create new products, processes and systems *Engineering leadership and management *Economic development and the globalization of engineering practice *The challenges of reconciling development with ecological consequences *Ethics and future challenges in professional engiservices, research and testing services, and business services such as construction design. ... electronic equipment, industrial machinery, scientific instruments, aircraft and parts, motor vehicles, chemicals, guided missiles and space vehicles, fabricated metal products, ... Luk, S. H., and Whitney, J., Eds. 1993, Megapro- ject:.

Title:Engineering and Society
Author: Stephen Johnston, J. P. Gostelow, W. Joseph King
Publisher: - 2000

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