The Professional Engineer - Promoting professional engineering

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Professional Engineering Activities

As a professional engineer, you are a designer, a manager, an investigator, an innovator and a scientist all rolled into one. Every day, every project will be different. You have the ability to develop your own approach to projects and see the success of your labours. Being a professional engineer is certainly diverse and intellectually rewarding.

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Professional engineers operate in two types of context:

  1. Technical contexts where known science and rules can be applied to achieve results in which the confidence of success is high.
  2. Uncertain contexts where, because precedents are lacking, outcomes are not guaranteed.

Intellectual ability of the highest order is required to continually make good decisions in contexts which combine these features. The work of a professional engineer is therefore diverse and intellectually challenging.