Tuesday 30 August 2011

Engineering is NOT Science

Engineering is not equal to Science.

In December 2010 Henry Petroski, a professor at Duke wrote the following  article in IEEE Spectrum (HERE).

Science is about understanding the origins, nature, and behavior of the universe and all it contains; engineering is about solving problems by rearranging the stuff of the world to make new things. Conflating these separate objectives leads to uninformed opinions, which in turn can delay or misdirect management, effort, and resources.