Which of the following best describes the role of engineers? Multiple Choice. Answer with a 1,2,3, or 4.?

1. Engineers must be content working in an office setting.

2. Engineers must earn a bachelor’s and a master’s degree before getting hired.

3. Engineers must clearly determine exactly what needs to be solved or designed.

4. Engineers must be sure every change they make is a functional design improvement.

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  • Adam D
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    1 year ago
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    Maybe answer 3, but none of them are really correct.

    1. Some engineers work entirely in the field, some in an office, and some do both.

    2. Some engineers manage to get hired before completing their degree and finish it while working. There are currently no requirements in the United States for a graduate degree, but some states are considering it.

    3. Sometimes you design something that isn't necessary, nothing NEEDS to be designed, but the client WANTS something designed. Sometimes you're far into a project before things become clear.

    4. Again, client demands trump everything except safety. Sometimes your client want you to do things a certain way, not because it is best or an improvement, but simply because that's how they want it.

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  • 1 year ago

    None of these. 3 is close. The engineer knows approximately the desired output or function or result but the method and or path to it is elusive. This is why an engineer is necessary.

    The text is stating an ideal not fact. The world is not ideal.

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  • 1 year ago

    3. Engineers must clearly determine exactly what needs to be solved or designed.

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  • 1 year ago

    Neither of those answers are exactly true. The closest to being true is 3.

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  • 1 year ago

    I missed this on an online test, and I am confused on the correct answer. If you read this, please answer so I can know which is correct.

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