Category Archives: General Engineering Topics

General topics about the engineering profession.

Engineering Ethics and a Database of Cases

Let’s have a quick discussion about engineering ethics: what it is, why it’s important, and a database of ethical case rulings. I think this post might help you if you’re ever in an ethical conflict. In many places around the … Continue reading

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How to be a Star Engineer

Interesting little article I found: How to be a Star Engineer. What the [Bell Laboratories] wanted to know was: what separates the star from the average performer? Is it innate or can star performance be learned? Could a program to … Continue reading

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Engcom.net for Engineering News & Trivia

For some fun, check out Engcom.net. It has engineering news, weekly trivia, humour, and also some interesting articles. You can contribute to the site if you get into it.

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My Favourite Unit Conversion Program

There are lots of ways to solve unit conversion problems, but I thought I would share my favourite little program. Convert for windows. It's simple, it's free, it's a tiny little tool, it has a good range of unit types … Continue reading

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Use Google to Solve Engineering Problems

Google is obviously the most popular search engine today. But did you know Google can solve problems directly? Simple math, unit conversion, money conversion, looking up definitions and weather, you can do this right by typing into the google search … Continue reading

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