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    16 July 2009

    I Want to Be An Engineer (^_^)

    One day, a mother ask her son,"When you grow up, what do you want to be?" Of course, being an infant and not having much knowledge about the world around them, the brain would only process such limited knowledge that the son had came across before. If the child has an uncle working as an accountant, he would say "An accountant". If he has a big brother working as an engineer, he would say "An engineer". Or, he would say whatever he had seen in the tv, something that really he fascinates.

    That was one of the scenario when we were still small, when we were on primary school, or even in high school. Some of much not even know what they want to be when they grow up. Nevertheless, for me, maybe something that really fascinates me all this while is engineering. When I was small, I remembered what my teacher asked of my ambition. As far as I can remember, I think I said an engineer. But, where am I today is way over the field. Currently studying in accounting for sure you would guess I would become an accountant. A good accountant. Sigh!. But, nevermind that though.

    So, what is so fascinating about engineering? Based on the definition in wikipedia:

    "Engineering is the discipline, art and profession of acquiring and applying technical, scientific and mathematical knowledge to design and implement materials, structures, machines, devices, systems, and processes that safely realize a desired objective or inventions."

    The Petronas Twin Towers, used to hold the record for the world's tallest building.

    Currently the world's tallest building, The Taipei 101 in Taiwan.

    Burj Dubai, which is still under construction is said to be the next world's tallest building.

    So, from the definition, I could say it is part of an art, profession, and using critical knowledge such as technical, scientific and mathematical knowledge to create something useful or for the betterment of humankind or community. At first, you could ask "what do engineers do?" And then, I found out that engineering per se have many roots and branches. Some of them includes:

    • Agricultural engineering
    • Biomedical engineering
    • Chemical engineering
    • Computer engineering
    • Electrical engineering
    • Genetic engineering
    • Mechatronics engineering
    • Military engineering
    • Mining engineering
    • Nuclear engineering
    • Software engineering
    • Mechanical engineering
    • Civil engineering and so on..
    But, from the above list, the more I'm fascinated is in civil engineering. Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works such as bridges, roads, canals, dams and buildings. The field is further broken down into several sub-disciplines such as:

    • Coastal engineering
    • Construction engineering
    • Environmental engineering
    • Geotechnical engineering
    • Materials engineering
    • Municipal engineering
    • Structural engineering
    • Transportation engineering and so on..
    What really interests me is more on construction of buildings. Nowadays, almost everyday, more and more buildings are constructed. And some of these buildings uses the engineering feat to make it more meaningful in terms of design and life span. That is why I used to watch the program in Discovery Channel - Extreme Engineering...(^_^)...

    4 comments:

    *.m.a.w.a.r_p.u.t.i.h.* said...

    civil engineer!
    cita2 saye ms zaman kanak2..
    huu..tp xkesampaian jgk..=(
    sbb pe pilih cita2 tu...?
    dari kecik lg tgk abah keje tu..
    cam best plak klu jd civil engineer ni.
    emm..teringin nk jd cm abah saya~ =)

    PrInCeSs Q said...

    " i want to be a doctor"...huhu..

    citer la plak pasal accountant...asyik engine je...

    hishahmuddin said...

    isk..

    nak jadi doktor lak..

    huhu..

    cite pasal akauntan lak erk..

    let see...

    penjual baju :D said...

    sy nak jadi doktor gigi :D
    tp x jd nak jd hehe

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