engineering Vs technology

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  1. rgoodman

    rgoodman New Member

    Most other countries have one type of engineering degrees. Only america have separated engineering and technology degrees. Why?
  2. If you examine the course work prerequsites and level of mathematical maturity, you see the difference between the two. Engineering typically calls for more calculus, differential equations and such. When I completed my undergraduate program, I had a math minor automatically.

    Can't say the same for overseas programs since I never looked at them. Maybe someone else can shed some light on the difference.

  3. Mr. Engineer

    Mr. Engineer member

    In simple terms, technology relates to applications, engineering relates more to design and theory.

    Hence, DeVry offers an excellent BSEET program that produces engineers who are good at low level design and applications based technology and engineering. Stanford, on the other hand, produces engineers that are good at design but poor at applications (I know this from 10 years of first hand experience)

    And, as Mr. Suhar states, technology based degrees usually require must less high level mathematics.
  4. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

    The weird thing is, SOME calculus is always part of a BSET program. The math itself, you understand, but apparently not any practical use of the math.

    A BSET is in many states sufficient background to take the FE exam. Often, the EIT certificate won't issue until the BSET holder shows a couple of years of post graduate experience.

    A friend of mine is a professor in the local BSET Civil Engineering program here. She tells me that there is a large and growing demand for BSET graduates.
  5. Felipe C. Abala

    Felipe C. Abala New Member

    Engineering curriculum in other countries (specifically the country where I came from) prepare students in the analysis, planning, design, and development of engineering systems. They are also trained to be able to manage their application and implementation.

    The operation of such systems have been reserved for technicians. This is, perhaps, one of the reasons for just having engineering degree programs (5 years) and technician programs (2 years) in this field. Most engineering specializations (electrical, mechanical, electronics, etc.) have corresponding technician level programs in most tertiary institutions.

  6. javila5400

    javila5400 New Member

    Re: Re: Engineering vs Technology

    Hoy! Kumusta pare ko!

    Magagaling at guapo talaga and mga Pinoy na engineers! Hanga lang ang mga puti sa atin, diba?
  7. Felipe C. Abala

    Felipe C. Abala New Member

    Re: Re: Re: Engineering vs Technology

    Oks lang pare. Ikaw, kumusta naman diyan, nag-iisa ka parin bang Pinoy diyan sa PA? Pasyal ka dito sa ME ‘daming noyPi dito.

    Siya nga pala, itong magandang balita… ang “Super Turbo Charger” ay kasalukuyang i-minamarket sa pinas. Ito yung device na magpapababa (from 15-50%) ng fuel consumption ng sasakyan (gasoline engine). At higit pa doon, ang polusyon ay bababa hangang 0%.

    Ang imbentor, Pablo Planas, ay pinoy na dating bus driver. Turbo Charger

    Isa pang napakagandang balita, siguro narinig mo na ang tungkol doon sa “Hydrogen fuel”. Ito ay ginawa rin ng isang Pinoy inventor. Ang mekanismo ay gagamitin para gumawa ng “hydrogen fuel” direkta mula sa tubig. Mayroon lang device na ikinakabit sa sasakyan para imbes na gasolina ang ikarga, tubig na lang at tatakbo na ang sasakyan mo.

    Wala pa ito sa market gaya ng “Turbo Charger”, pero matagal na itong gumagana wala lang sumusuportang i-market ito. At isa pang dahilan yata ay ang “safety” ng device na ito. Pero ang mekanismo para gamiting fuel ang tubig ay napakalaking bagay na di ba?

    Kaya pare, pag ito’y nangyari na, gaganda na rin sa wakas ang ekonomiya natin sa pinas at puwede na tayong bumalik sa atin.

    Ang IEEE ay kasalukuyang bumubuo ng grupo para tingnan ang posibilidad na gamitin ang “hydrogen fuel” bilang alternatibo sa “fossil fuel”. Sa loob-loob ko lang, matagal ng ginawa ito ng pinoy, sila ngayon pa lang pinag-iisipan.

    Kaya, magaling talaga ang pinoy di ba? Pogi pa…hehe

    Tagalog ang ginamot ko para tayo lang ang nag-kakaintindihan. Kasi kung maiintindihan nila ito, baka sabihin pa nilang walang kwenta yan dahil hindi “RA/NA accredited” ang mga kuwalipikasyon ng mga imbentor, di ba?
  8. javila5400

    javila5400 New Member

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Engineering vs Technology

    Hanga talaga ako. Dapat and mga Pinoy na imbentor ay kumuha nang patent. Dahil kung hindi, nanakawin and mga ideas nila. Kagaya nang mga Hapon at puti. Mga ibang tao ay gaya-gaya-puto-maya diba?

    Ang nagimbento nang fluorescent ay Pinoy din diba? Ang pangalan ay Agapito Flores.

    Pinoy din yata and nag imbento nagng Hollywood dahil mga guapo lahat tayo. SIge pare ko. :D
  9. nosborne48

    nosborne48 Well-Known Member

  10. JLV

    JLV Active Member

    For me key is also the mathematics. Math makes the difference. It helps understand much more difficult topics in advanced study, and, of course, it gives a much deeper insight of a specific subject. There are many topics that can´t be fully understood without having a strong background in mathematics (e.g. heat transfer, vibrations, etc..).

  11. Felipe C. Abala

    Felipe C. Abala New Member

    Sorry guys, that "Tagalog" thing is a response specifically to javila5400 (as quoted).

    Anyway, I think JLV is right that the difference between engineering and technology (technician in our case) is the math requirement that engineering has (such as differential equations and advanced engineering analysis/math), which may not be required in technology/technician program. The two subjects I mentioned are pre-requisites to qualify for the major/specilization subjects in the chosen specilialization (electrical, mechanical, civil, etc.)

    Just an opinion though.

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