Check Out Your Knowledge Of Global Engineering Cultures

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This quiz will help engineers to assess their knowledge of global engineering cultures. If your score is less than 40% you may want to read our complimentary whitepaper entitled: Global Engineering Cultures – the Twenty First Century Dynamic: Engineering without Boundaries. Instructions: In answering these questions, select all that apply


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  • 1. 
    In the context of ancient engineering cultures: a.     Antecedents to scientific thought are found in 11th and 12th centuries and are also encountered in Arabic science and mathematics          i.    True          ii.    False b.     Antecedents to scientific thought are only found in Europe          i.    True          ii.    False c.     Arabic science and mathematics found their way to England and Italy by the 12th century.          i.    True          ii.    False d.    Scientific discovery derived from a systematic approach to the physical sciences that combined with practical applications of science creating  modern engineering.         i.     True         ii.    False
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    In the context of evolution of the engineering culture in Britain: a.     The first attempt at organizing engineers began in England when  the self-regulation culture was initiated by  Thomas Telford through a Royal Charter in 1828 formalizing  the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). Even today, associations formed under royal charter define engineering while employers still subscribe to an apprenticeship culture in Britain.        i.    True        ii.    False b.    Engineering was initially considered a navvy occupation in Britain - the original navvies being laborers on canal construction jobs        i.    True        ii.    False c.    The rest of Europe copied the British engineering culture following the industrial revolution.        i.    True        ii.    False d.    Engineering in Britain is far from being organized as a profession. It lacks educational closure, has no licensed titles and no managerial structure        i.    True        ii.    False
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    In the context of the European  engineering culture in this region: a.     The works of Leonardo Da Vinci are  regarded as a landmark of the beginning of structural analysis, mathematical representation and design of building structures by many historians of modern engineering.       i.    True       ii.    False b.    In the late 18th and early 19th century engineering education in Europe was highly academic, set up by national governments and closely associated with the military.         i.    True         ii.    False c.    The German ‘Humboldtian’ university model combines teaching and research and is the dominant engineering education model in Europe.         i.    True         ii.    False d.     Military Academies of Engineering were established in Moscow,  Prague  and Paris between 1698 and 1794.         i.    True         ii.    False
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    In the context of the development of the North American engineering culture it can be said that: a.   The North American engineering licensing  culture combines the European military academy with the British self-regulation model       i.     True       ii.    False b.   The Morrill Act of 1862 in the United States initiated the crucial step of placing engineering education inside universities.        i.    True        ii.    False c.    Licensing for the engineering profession was first introduced in Wyoming in the United states  in 1903 to protect the public from unscrupulous engineers        i.    True        ii.    False d.    If there has been a consistent theme in the quest of America’s engineers to define their role throughout the  20th century it has been professionalization through state licensing to protect the public from unscrupulous engineers but in Canada self-regulation and control over who can practice engineering in its provinces is the consistent theme.        i.    True        ii.   False
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    In the context the development of the engineering culture in Asia, it can be said that: a.    Many great engineering achievements such as the wheel, the Pyramids, the Great Wall of China, and Indian irrigation had taken place before 500BC        i.    True        ii.    False b.    Colleges started offering engineering education in India as early as 1847 compared with Canada where  universities started offering civil engineering programs after 1850        i.    True        ii.    False c.    The institute of Engineers (India) modeled on the Institution of Civil Engineers of England was first inaugurated in 1920 and was granted the  Royal Charter by the King of Great Britain in 1935.        i.    True        ii.    False d.    A consistent theme in the quest of India’s and China’s engineers to define their role in the 20th centuryhas been through accreditation and licensing.        i.    True        ii.    False
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    Internationalization of engineering education and practice has accommodated: a.    Accreditation of engineering education started by the United States through the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)        i.    True        ii.    False b.    Globally accreditation /regulation of engineering education /practice became more prevalent as a means of maintaining engineering standards after the 1960s.        i.    True        ii.    False c.    Issues of international recognition of qualifications become significant after 1990 and Mutual Recognition and accreditation of  Academic Qualification Agreements  were introduced        i.    True        ii.    False d.    Since the mid 1990s focus has shifted to mobility forums concerned with assessing professional practice and registration of engineers across borders.        i.    True        ii.   False
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    In the evolution of engineering ethics: a.  The first codes of engineering ethics were put in place in the early decades of the twentieth century as conflicts between self-interests of engineers and public interest emerged and client/engineer issues gained prominence.       i.    True       ii.    False b.  In a second wave of reforms in the 1930s promotion of consistency in the licensing, ethics and practice of engineering was the main consideration        i.    True       ii.    False c.   The Institute of Engineers of India first introduced the Canons of Ethics and Rules of Professional Conduct for Engineers, in 1964.       i.    True       ii.    False d.   The European culture of engineering has always focused very strongly on including ethics and rules of professional engineering practice in the education of engineers.        i.    True        ii.   False
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    In the context of emerging paradigms of engineering a.   Systems engineering is regarded by many as essential ability because engineering is evolving into larger and larger global systems of great complexity - energy, environment, and communications.       i.    True       ii.    False b.   Melding of physical, life, and information sciences and improved ability to manage smaller and smaller spatial scales and faster and faster time scales is creating new possibilities and compelling engineers to increasingly work across traditional disciplinary boundaries.       i.    True       ii.    False c.   Frugal engineering is an overarching philosophy that enables a true “clean sheet” approach to product development - the new Tata Nano car is an example of this.       i.    True       ii.    False d.   Engineering practice in a rapidly and technologically globalizing world will require an ever-expanding knowledge base shifting the paradigm for engineering research to better link scientific discovery to innovation.       i.    True       ii.    False
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