oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - How engineers can participate in continuing professional development

Volume 5, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Throughout history there have been inventions and discoveries that have changed the course of thinking, in particular the thinking of pioneers. Imagine the difference it made when engineers got the use of the rope, the wheel, writing materials, bronze, iron, nails, screws, drills, steam, electricity, petrol and nuclear power. All these advances and thousands more happened to some engineers, somewhere, in mid-career. Consider for a moment an electronics engineer born around 1930, who could still be in practice today. That engineer has had to adjust, in mid-career, to television, transistors, radar, the laser, computers, the harnessing of infrared, glass fibre, satellites, robotics and the evolution of whole new disciplines such as mechatronics, software engineering and information technology.

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