Reply-To: "Kevin Aylward"
From: "Kevin Aylward"
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Subject: Re: Advantages of IEE
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"Steve Taylor" wrote in message
> Kevin Aylward wrote:
> > The issue here is what is the *demonstrated* correlation between
> > pieces of paper and competence. You won't convince me that someone
> > a PhD in EE knows much about analogue design.
> The IEE interviews all candidates for membership, there is an
> of training, experience and responsibilty beyond the degree
> An academic record is only the start. Which is perhaps as well,
> mine is crap to be frank.
> >>Its funny, in the UK, you can be a "self-taught" engineer, but not a
> >>"self-taught" doctor. Lets here it for "self-taught" structural
> >>engineers "self-taught" nuclear engineers, "self-taught" civil
> >>engineers, "self-taught" brain surgeon. No ?
> > Non of these compare to what a typically EE does. Probably, only a
> > of them are involved in products where failure is injury or life
> > threatening.
> Perhaps so, but that percentage is getting bigger, and who would you
> want to see making these products ? The "self-taught" ?
Einstein taught himself the General theory of Relativity. Maxwell taught
himself Maxwell's equations, Plank tought himself Quantum Mechanics...,
I tought myself C++:-)
>I think there
> are increasing numbers of products that will be safety critical, as we
> get drive by wire cars and more drive by wire planes for example. As a
> philosophical point, rather than as a chance to start a war, who
> design them, who should pass them as safe ?
But you have to have credibility in the teachers. Who vets them?
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