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Engineering Science and Education Journal

Issue 6 • Date Dec 1999

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  • SET Division open Forum

    Page(s): 267
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  • The challenge of lifelong learning

    Page(s): 271 - 280
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    Professional career development is moving rapidly away from the old-style “qualification” as something enduring to fast-changing “just-in-time learning” mode as a response to changes in business conditions and technology. This paper examines some of the ingredients leading to that conclusion and the implications for professional engineers View full abstract»

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  • Year 2000 and all that: securing business continuity

    Page(s): 243 - 248
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    The millennium bug has been a cause of concern in most sectors of the community, which has incurred considerable expenditure in an effort to avert serious consequences. It may well not be the last potentially all-pervading global threat if we do not take heed of some of the lessons it has taught us. The paper discusses the year 2000 problem from the viewpoint of business continuity. The core processing problems, hardware and software problems and how to deal with the problems, are outlined View full abstract»

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  • The nanostructuring of materials for device and sensor applications

    Page(s): 281 - 285
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    This paper reviews advances in nanotechnology and includes a discussion of microelectronics and microsystems. The main emphasis is on silicon technology, where the electrical properties are used in circuit applications and the mechanical properties are used in a growing range of sensor and micromechanical applications View full abstract»

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  • Retired engineers: a growing liability or a resource?

    Page(s): 264 - 266
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    In the Western world, the number of people in retirement is growing at an unprecedented rate. There is a lot of potential among the elderly, especially among retired engineers, which ought to be harnessed and encouraged for the benefit of the nation and also for the individuals themselves. The article explores this situation and suggests some ways of tapping this resource View full abstract»

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  • Industrial pressures for change in UK education and training

    Page(s): 268 - 270
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    This article analyses industry's requirements of the education system and seeks to identify the factors which influence industry's long-term requirements for the education and training of its employees. It then identifies how these factors impact on the UK education and training system, with particular emphasis on further and higher education View full abstract»

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  • The Atlas Computer Laboratory

    Page(s): 249 - 256
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    This paper describes the Atlas Computer Laboratory, which was one of the major computer laboratories in the world. It was established to provide a service to British scientists at a time when powerful computers were not usually available. It provided both a service and a training ground for many who were to become leaders in the computer field View full abstract»

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  • DC to daylight: using computer simulation to predict electromagnetic fields

    Page(s): 257 - 263
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    Over recent years the pressures put upon design engineers to produce new, better and cheaper `widgets” has steadily increased. The need for companies to remain competitive requires that products be designed better and often within shorter time scales. In some cases, laws have changed to require tighter restrictions on designs-such as electronic components and systems (electromagnetic compatibility). What many designers no not realise is that within a wide range of engineering and physics disciplines, effective computer tools exist to allow designs to be created and simulated, without the lengthy and expensive need for prototyping View full abstract»

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The Engineering Science and Education Journal was published by the IET between 1992 and 2002.

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