Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2019)
Dividends of professional registration in engineering practice for technological advancement
Author(s): Ihueze CC, Okpala CC, Okoli NC, Onwurah UO
Abstract: The paper gave a detailed definition of Engineering before it explored the dividends of professional registration in engineering practice in the society. It explained that the synergy of engineering with other societal activities is the root cause of the material prosperity of many societies, and is a key to improving the condition of many developing countries. On Engineering practice, it noted that professional engineering is extending the physical and economic capacity of the society by enhancing the reach of society’s components and capabilities of its members, and by creating new methods and instruments for agriculture, the production of goods, communication, defence, offence, exploration of space and the oceans, and of the preservation and utilization of nature’s resources from land to energy, water and materials. The paper noted that for success to be achieved in the field of engineering, a professional engineer who stands as the headman to direct and organize activities will work with other technically educated people or team members who include Technologists, Technicians, and Craftsmen. It observed that Professional Registration is an indicator of dedication to integrity, hard work, and creativity, and an assurance that the individual engineering personnel has passed at least a minimum screen of competence, as professionalism in engineering practice enhances technological advancement of any society or country. The paper concluded by explaining that the essence of technological advancement has been to raise the standard of living of man and to make his life more comfortable, as being registered as engineering personnel provides registered members with a competitive advantage as they become more active and informed members of their industries, demonstrating high level of professional knowledge, skills and expertise, hence, enhancing technological advancement.