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Are you a Good engineer?

Question asked by SurEC93 in #Coffee Room on Apr 9, 2013
SurEC93
SurEC93 路 Apr 9, 2013
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I am sick and tired of hearing college teachers saying that "You have to become a good engineer"!
But they never take the pains to explain how..
So guys you all tell me what are the 3 things that can make a person a Good Engineer, apart from Crazy Engineer!!
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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare 路 Apr 9, 2013
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I believe it's not really possible to define what makes a good engineer. I'm tagging A.V.Ramani to answer this.

You, however have asked a good question 馃榾 .
Shailaja Tiwari
Shailaja Tiwari 路 Apr 9, 2013
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SurEC93
I am sick and tired of hearing college teachers saying that "You have to become a good engineer"!
But they never take the pains to explain how..
So guys you all tell me what are the 3 things that can make a person a Good Engineer, apart from Crazy Engineer!!
I'm not sure but according to me an engineer must first be a good human bing ....

If you are a student then be a good student first(which you might already be ) and analyse yourself from yours as well as others perspective as what they expect from you ,then I hope you'll automatically understand the qualities required for a good engineer or for the career that you may pursue further
Generally,an engineer should be able to use every resource around him/her in an innovative way(well,I guess this applies to every field) and must never stop/hesitate in learning new things from anyone......that is you must be thoroughly update yourself .
third one though a bit difficult ;to make your innovativeness reach common man first and your designs or whatsoever concerning your field helps society in a positive way.
Just my point of view馃槢 .Hope it clears your doubt.馃榾
CE Designer
CE Designer 路 Apr 9, 2013
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To me, a good engineer must:
  • Have a systematic approach to all problems and challenges (avoid making hasty decisions on the fly, that will only come with years of experience)
  • Have a zeal to learn and a spirit to continuously improve oneself technically and practically
  • Have good report writing and communication skills
  • Have high vision and expectation for oneself
Ramani Aswath
Ramani Aswath 路 Apr 9, 2013
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Kaustubh Katdare
I believe it's not really possible to define what makes a good engineer. 馃榾 .
If one is good at one thing that person can be good at many other pursuits as well, except perhaps in sports if physically not matched.
1. Passion. Essential. You must want to be one at all costs.
2. Tools of thinking and memory. Works of Edward De Bono and Tony Buzan are a big and down to earth practical help.
3. Individual creativity coupled with co-operative, non-competitive team spirit.

You will end up a workaholic, bit of a loner (even when a good team man) and with a tendency to avoid centre stage.
vikaskumar11233
vikaskumar11233 路 Apr 9, 2013
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Passion, zeal and creativity are three of the things I found one Engineer require to become a good engineer.
avii
avii 路 Apr 10, 2013
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Engineering is about solving problems. If you can do that, well, you are a good engineer.
Jonnykyithar
Jonnykyithar 路 Apr 10, 2013
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Engineer make better life.......
Now the big problem is global warming ........ How to solve about this problem...
That is big challenge for engineer........
1. Find new technology
2. Precision
3. Never surrender
chithrachennai
chithrachennai 路 Apr 10, 2013
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1.fix fuse
2.fix bulbs
3.any electrical n electronics problem (ONLY AT HOME )if solvable by a human he / she is a nobel laureate
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare 路 Apr 10, 2013
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For me, a good engineer needs to be - curious, logical and communicative.

Jeffrey Arulraj
Jeffrey Arulraj 路 Apr 11, 2013
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The best engineer is one able to see a potential benefit in a mishap.
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare 路 Apr 11, 2013
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Conqueror
The best engineer is one able to see a potential benefit in a mishap.
That would be one entrepreneurial engineer. 馃槑
SurEC93
SurEC93 路 Apr 12, 2013
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Nice inputs coming! Looking for more. I'll consider all to inculcate in myself.
zaveri
zaveri 路 Apr 13, 2013
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Just be creative and innovative, and face all the challenges, fearlessly.
Anand Tamariya
Anand Tamariya 路 Apr 14, 2013
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I've been thinking about it since this thread was started and here's what I came up with:
- Be an expert in one's domain
- Quick learning capability
This is required at two levels: One, to understand the problem statement thoroughly so that you design the optimal solution - neither over-engineered nor under-engineered (and definitely not what wasn't asked for in the first place!!). Two, there will always be instances when one doesn't know answers. In those cases, an engineer should be able to look it up, learn about it and deliver a solution.
- Discerning enough to use right tool for the right job
rahul69
rahul69 路 Apr 15, 2013
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For me, the best engineer is the one who can make things work..馃榾
Anand Tamariya
Anand Tamariya 路 Apr 15, 2013
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rahul69
For me, the best engineer is the one who can make things work..馃榾
And then, how do you distinguish between an engineer and a technician?
rahul69
rahul69 路 Apr 15, 2013
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Anand Tamariya
And then, how do you distinguish between an engineer and a technician?
That is the beauty of being generic, it is can be applied anywhere and the discerning depends on the person's perception.馃槈,
For me the distinction is on the basis of scope of things,For example: a technician may know how to repair a fan but an Engineer may know how to repair the machine that create fans馃槑.
Anand Tamariya
Anand Tamariya 路 Apr 15, 2013
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Hmm... engineers don't dwell in vagueness..... Engineering is exact science, isn't it?

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