• Question: What would you say an engineer has to be able to do

    Asked by summer_lemonade21 to Zach, Todd, Sophie, Daniel, Ana, Alejandra on 14 Mar 2017.
    • Photo: Ana Gallego

      Ana Gallego answered on 14 Mar 2017:

      I think, to simplify, an engineer should be able to find solutions to problems. Doesn’t matter how.
      Even if the solution is a bit rough, you can always go back and refine it.

    • Photo: Alejandra Aranceta

      Alejandra Aranceta answered on 15 Mar 2017:

      An engineer has to be able to create/find solutions to problems. Creativity is really important as this will allow you to explore different directions in order to get the best possible solution!

    • Photo: Daniel Morse

      Daniel Morse answered on 15 Mar 2017:

      I think the ability to problem solve, or come up with solutions to questions, or make/create/conceptualise something that has a benefit to others, and be able to follow that through.

    • Photo: Zach Welshman

      Zach Welshman answered on 15 Mar 2017:

      Critical thinking is top of the list for me and also translating thoughts into words is something I have always found challenging.

      Something I would recommend reading up on is Design Thinking (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design_thinking) and Systems Thinking (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systems_engineering)