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The Role of Engineers in the Society

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AN ESSAY

ON

THE ROLE OF ENGINEERS IN THE SOCIETY

WRITTEN BY

ADEYEMI KEHINDE

SUBMITTED

TO

THE NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS (HQ)
ABUJA.

SEPTEMBER 4, 2015

THE ROLE OF ENGINEERS IN THE SOCIETY
A Society according to Dictionary.com, is defined as a highly structured system of human organization for large-scale community living that normally furnishes protection, continuity, security, and a national identity for its members. It is an organized group of persons who associate and interact with themselves for varying purposes including education and economic development. In a like manner, an Engineer is defined as a person trained and skilled in the design, construction and use of engines or machines, or in any of the various branches of engineering such as civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. An Engineer practices the profession of engineering which is the art or science of making practical application of the knowledge of pure sciences. This application of knowledge is utilized in the construction and installation of infrastructures such as Bridges, Buildings, Power Plants, Ship harbors, Refineries, Mines, Roads, Railways, Buildings, Street lights, Light bulbs, Automobiles, mobile phones, Computers, Machinery and all such that enable any given Society to be functional and able to effectively interact with itself. It can thus be established as a fact that the Engineer in practice actually helps a society to lead the true creed of its purpose by definition.
In every Society of the world, especially in developing Countries like Nigeria and several African countries, the role of Engineers are quite extensive and significantly crucial to the wellbeing of its citizens that it must never be downplayed. This is so because the Engineer designs, constructs and maintains efficient systems that have relevance cutting across every societal sector and which are arguably needed for functionality in those areas.
In a general sense, take for example the creation,...

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