42610 Theory of science in engineering
|E3B or |
Scope and form:
Lectures, class teaching, group discussions and a project assignment.
Duration of Course:
Date of examination:
The report and a poster is presented on the exam day |
Type of assessment:
Not applicable together with:
General course objectives:
The aim of the course is to provide the students with the ability to understand and assess:
1. the relationship between scientific knowledge and practical experience in creating new technologies,
2. types of knowledge and competences, building the foundation of engineering and the work involved in technological solutions, and
3. the qualities of technologies, and its historic dependency and importance in the development of society.
|A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:|
- assess the relationship between scientific knowledge and practical experience in creating new technologies
- describe types of knowledge and competences composing engineering practice
- describe the engineers role in the development of technology
- characterise the heterogeneous aspects of engineering work and its domains of knowledge
- analyse and discuss the use and limitations by different types of knowledge taught in engineering education
- identify basic theory of science problems related to engineering science
- employ an analysis of a contemporary technological development
- communicate and discuss contemporary questions related to technological development
- analyse the qualities and historic dependencies of technologies
The course is composed of a theoretical part comprising introductory lectures and class teaching in approx. 7 weeks. This is followed by a student-centred project part, where elements of engineering work, technological knowledge and problem solving is analysed under supervision in the course of the next 6 weeks.
In the theory part the students are presented to a set of notions, theories and examples of engineering knowledge and its application. The students learn to see engineering as disciplines combining theory, empirical facts, and models, and also as experience based methods for problem solving in different technological domains.
Three themes are covered: 'Technology and development', 'Theory of science' emphasising the problem of validity, and 'Engineering competence'.
In the project part the students analyse selected problems in one or more domains of technology based on their scientific and societal relevance.
|, 426, 010,
, 426, 23, (+45) 4525 4536,
|42 DTU Management Engineering|
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|Engineering work; theory of science, qualifications; technological development; technology and society|
August 3, 2012|
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