As Albert Einstein puts it, “Scientists investigate that which already is; engineers create that which has never been.” Engineering is an extremely broad field of study, embracing everything from our daily cycling to space exploration. This course will provide a broad introduction into the engineering world and shed light on the practical applications of engineering in different fields including aviation, manufacturing, design, control, energy, engines and propulsion. During the four weeks students will prepare a presentation in an area of engineering that interests them.
What does it mean to be an engineer, and how does it differ from a scientist or mathematician. The diverse world of engineering is introduced along with the responsibilities and ethics that come with it. The design and fabrication processes are explained while referring to practical examples.
Introduce the study of controls, which is essential in robotics and machinery automation. Introduce the study of Aerodynamics and Aviation.
Renewable energy is discussed and their prospects in the future, while focusing on solar, tidal and wind energy. The study of space propulsion and design is introduced while shedding light on current and future applications.
Discuss internal combustion engines along with the development and future of biofuels, fuel cells, and electric cars. Highlight current developments in the energy sector both gas and oil. Also, give an opportunity for the students to share with each other, through their presentations, various facets of engineering, and discuss future technological developments.