By Paul H. Wright

This booklet offers a short background and a finished review of the engineering career and perform, describing the capabilities and occupation paths for varied branches of engineering. Paul Wright bargains feedback on communications and creativity, in addition to guidance for the engineering code of ethics.

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Leonardo da Vinci. c. Galileo. d. Sir Isaac Newton. e. Thomas A. Edison. 8 Prepare a report on the development of sources of power since the dawn of civilization to the present time. Discuss the significance of these developments on people’s physical and material well-being. An Exemplary Engineering Achievement The 800-mile Alaska Pipeline carries vital oil under and over some of the most hostile terrain in the world. The 48-inch-diameter steel line burrows through mountains, across rivers and lakes, and over permanently frozen ground on stilts.

With the advent of transistors, semiconductor diodes, integrated circuits, and lasers, electronic technology has changed dramatically in recent years. These and other advances provide even greater opportunities for rewarding work for electrical engineers in the field of electronics. Electrical engineers have made and continue to make significant contributions to the field of communications. They use their knowledge of wave propagation, electromagnetic theory, and electronic principles to design radio, telephone, television, and satellite communication systems.

You round out your career with a return to the corporate ladder, only this time at the top: You accept a high-level managerial position with the very company you started with so many years ago. You retire finally from the position with honor and distinction—only to set up yet another consulting firm, this time solo, just to keep your hand in during the Golden Years. The moral of the story is that no one can predict the course his or her life will take, and it is a lot more fun if you do not try to do that.

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