Art of engineering – One among 64 arts (vastu-vidya)...

Aug 19, 2014 by

Introduction Engineering (from Latin ingenium, meaning “cleverness” and ingeniare, meaning “to contrive, devise”) is the application of scientific, economic, social, and practical knowledge in order to invent, design, build, maintain, and improve structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes. The discipline of engineering is extremely broad, and encompasses a range of more specialized fields of engineering, each with a more specific emphasis on particular areas of applied science, technology and types of application. One who practices engineering is called an engineer, and those licensed to do so may have more formal designations. The American Engineers’ Council for Professional Development (ECPD, the predecessor of ABET) has defined “engineering” as: “The creative application of scientific principles to design or develop structures, machines, apparatus, or manufacturing processes, or works utilizing them singly or in combination; or to...

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