Three questions


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Q1: Discipline selection process

My selection was chemical engineering. My academic and professionalgoals are the major reasons why I chose this field. I have alwayslonged to be one of the finest and most accomplished chemicalengineers after I am done studying the course at Dalhousie. Accordingto my judgment, chemical engineering is a most fascinating of thebranches of engineering offered at the institution. Since my highschool years, I have formed a bond with studying Mathematics, Physicsand chemistry. Moreover, chemical engineering has an appeal tochallenging scholars in the application of scientific theory, whichis a thrill I am ready to experience.

Therefore, this is an opportunity to continue pursuing my passion, asI prepare myself for employment in the industry. Additionally,chemical engineering presents an array of career paths, which give mea chance to serve the society through technological innovation. It isthrough personal research and review of publication that I have cometo realize that chemical engineering has an increasingly importantrole in the contemporary technological world, and is applicable to anumber of industries, from pharmaceuticals, to petrochemicals.

Q2:Engineers in society

Engineer’s professional practice is closely associated with thesatisfaction of the needs of the society. Beginning with designing,development to the maintenance of public and private structures, theengineers affect the manner in which the society lives and relates tothe environment. They also ensure that the infrastructure that isused by the society is available and efficient, and above all, safe.Engineers have a number of positive benefits for the society. First,they provide the society with solutions to a number of problems suchas social organization and effective utilization of space andresources. Engineers also help the society to deal with a number ofnatural disasters such as floods and earthquakes. They also advisethe relevant authorities on safe technological practices.

Also equally important, engineers help transform scientific theoryinto practical technology. One of the negative outcomes ofengineering is an erratic implementation of scientific theory, whichmay lead to adversities such as the ruin of structures and explosionof plant installations. Engineers will help improve Nova Scotia’seconomy by working with the authorities to improve infrastructure anddevelop solutions to problems that are currently being faced.Additionally, the engineers can help improve the economy byimplementing the government’s industrial policies, as well ascreating an opportunity for investments from interested parties.

Q3:Professionalism and Equity

Professionalism describes a framework of competencies, which areapplicable to all professional engineers across the continuum of thepractice. This begins with professional development at theinstitutions of higher learning through to actual employment in thejob field. Domains of professionalism are used to describe theoutcome which all engineers have to work to achieve. Additionally,the domains of professionalism are designed to help maintaincompetence in practice. Professionalism helps to maintain highstandards of practice which are for successful implementation ofengineering designs, quality and safety guarantee.

On the other hand, equity describes the development of ethicalattitudes towards a justified use of engineering resources anddevelopment of awareness of the principles of practice which arenecessary for acceptable practice in the field. Equity also entailsunderstanding field dynamics with the aim of ensuring that theservice is delivered with professionalism in mind, and avoidance ofunnecessary or harmful practices is guaranteed. Given the wide arrayof practices in the field of engineering, having a soundunderstanding of equity in the field of practice gives engineers anedge for delivering quality services to the public. Equity isessential in engineering practice as it is one of the ways in whichthe engineers can maintain the highest standards of practice.