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SEMINAR: FASE lunchtime seminar

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Today's date is Tuesday, October 27, 2020
FASE lunchtime seminar : Have we forgotten why and how we do engineering? Other events...
In the last half-century, engineering education has been predominantly focused on engineering science. In this talk Winthrop Professor James Trevelyan shall discuss important dimensions of engineering practice that seem to have been forgotten, not only within education but also within the profession. The most important is the raison d’ętre for engineering itself. W/Prof Trevelyan shall present evidence that leads one to the conclusion that engineering is a profession that has lost both its purpose and much of its working knowledge. This is sufficient to explain why engineers feel they are widely unrecognised, unrewarded, underpaid and often find themselves sidelined, working for generalist project managers with limited if any understanding of technical issues.

W/Prof Trevelyan will also present evidence suggesting that the cost of this oversight, just in Australia, could be many billions of dollars a year. In low income countries, the consequences of this oversight could be one of the principal barriers for overcoming persistent poverty.
Speaker(s) Winthrop Professor James Trevelyan
Location Oceans Institute Seminar Room G.05
Contact Erin Rummer <[email protected]> : 6488 5328
URL https://www.ecm.uwa.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/1978155/FASE-lunchtime-seminar-flyer-March-27.pdf
Start Tue, 27 Mar 2012 13:00
End Tue, 27 Mar 2012 14:30
RSVP RSVP is required.
Submitted by Shannon Hooper <[email protected]>
Last Updated Mon, 12 Mar 2012 14:17
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