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-Unit 2 Vocab-

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Data Facts and statistics used for reference or analysis.
Design Brief A written plan that identifies a problem to be solved, its criteria, and its constraints. The design brief is used to encourage thinking of all aspects of a problem before attempting a solution.
Design Process A systematic problem-solving strategy, with criteria and constraints, used to develop many possible solutions to solve a problem or satisfy human needs and wants and to winnow (narrow) down the possible solutions to one final choice.
Design statement A part of design brief that challenges the designer, describes what a design solution should do without describing how to solve the problem, and identifies the degree to which the solution must be executed.
Designer A person who designs any variety of things. This implies the task of creating drawings or in some ways visual cues to organize his or her work.
Detail Drawing A dimensioned, working drawing of a single part. Also referred to as part drawing.
Ecosystem A biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment
Emphasis Special importance, value, or prominence given to something
Engineer A person who is trained in and used technological and scientific knowledge to solve practical problems
Engineer's Notebook A record of design ideas generated in the course of an engineer’s employment that others may not claim as their own. It is an archival record of new ideas and engineering research achievements.
English System Also referred to as the U.S. customary system. The measuring system based on the foot, second, and pound as units of length, time, and weight or mass.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) EPA is the acronym for the Environmental Protection Agency.
Ergonomics The study of workplace equipment design or how to arrange and design devices, machines, or work space so that people and things interact safely and most efficiently.
Ethical Conforming to accepted standards of social or professional behavior
Ethics The moral principles governing or influencing conduct
Evaluate To form the idea of the amount or value; assess
Evolution A gradual development
Manufacture To make something, especially on a large scale using machinery
Marketing The promotion and selling of products or services
Manufacturing Proccess The transformation of raw material into finished goods through one or more of the following: casting and molding, shaping and reshaping for forming, shearing
Mock-Up Also referred to as an appearance model. a model or replica of a machine or structure for instructional or experimental purposes.
Mode The value that occurs most frequently in a given data set.
Model A visual, mathematical, or three-dimensional representation in detail of an object
Market Research The activity of gathering information about consumers' needs and preferences.
Non-Renewable Resource A resource or raw material that cannot be grown or replaced once used
Product A tangible artifact produced by means of either human or mechanical work, or by biological or chemical process.
Profile An outline of something as seen from one side.
Normal Distribution A function that represents the distribution of variables as a symmetrical bell-shaped graph.
Problem Statement A part of a design brief that clearly and concisely identifies a client's or target consumer's problem, need, or want
Raw Material Any natural resource that is used to make finished products
Repeatability The ability to replicate or duplicate a result
Research The systematic study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.
Residue A small amount of something that remains after the main part has been gone or been taken or used
Standard Mutual discussion and arrangement of the terms of a transaction or agreement
Product Lifestyle Stages a product goes through from concept and use to eventual withdrawal from the market place.
Statistics Collection of methods for planning experiments, obtaining data, organizing, summarizing
Renewable Resource A resource or raw material that can be grown and replaced
Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) )- A government organization whose mission is to ensure the safety and health of America’s workers by setting and enforcing standards
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) Founded in 1934, NSPE strengthens the engineering profession by promoting engineering licensure and ethics, enhancing the engineer image.
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)Cont. advocating and protecting PEs’ legal rights at national and state levels, publishing news of the profession, providing continuing education opportunities and more.
National Institute for Engineering Ethics (NIEE) Official component of the Murdough Center for Engineering Professionalism in the College of Engineering at Texas Tech University.
National Institute for Engineering Ethics (NIEE)Cont. NIEE was initially created by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), in 1988, and became an independent organization in 1995.
Obligations Requirements arising from a person’s situation or circumstances that specify what must or must not be done for moral, legal, religious, or institutional reasons.
Software Piracy The illegal copying, distribution or use of software.
Whistle Blowing When a person raises a concern about wrongdoing occurring in an organization or body of people. UNT in partnership with TEA. Copyright ©. All rights reserved.
A person’s behavior is always ethical when he or she: Does what is best for everyone
Engineer's should follow their professional ethics code because It provides a clear definition of what the public has a right to expect from responsible engineers
Engineer's should act ethically because That is the way responsible engineers behave
The first and foremost obligation of registered professional engineers is to: The public welfare
Registered professional engineers should undertake services for clients only when: They are fully technically competent to carry out the services
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