Category Archives: About Engineering

Engineering Series : Mechatronic Engineering

In this series of Engineering Professions, today I would like to highlight profession of a Mechatronics Engineer. It consists of multiple areas – Mechanical, Electronics, Electrical and Programming. People who love to tinker and build things would love this profession, as you get to be experts in multi areas and get to be involved in almost all stages of a product design.

Another good video is below, as it covers a wider aspect of what a mechatronic Engineer would do.

In Malaysia, Mechatronics Engineers are needed in the areas of  Aerospace, Electronic Factories, Product Design and Equipment design (R&D divisions in companies). In fact, most factories would have a need for this field of Engineering.

Enjoy the video!

regards,

Regards,
Vyasa, Cad Design Centre

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Engineering – So What is Engineering?
       Mechanical Engineering
       Mechatronic Engineering
       Electrical Engineering :
       Electronic Engineering
       Cival Engineering :
       Highway Engineering :
       Chemical Engineering :   
       Computer Engineering vs Computer Science :

Architecture:
       What does an Architect do? :
       How to Design like an Architect? :

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Engineering Series : Electronic Engineering

In this series of Engineering Professions, today I would like to highlight profession of an Electrical Engineer.

First off, let us distinguish between electrical and electronics engineering. It gets very confusing to tell one from the other for a high school graduate. Electronics engineering is in fact a subfield or a child of the wider electrical engineering discipline.

Electrical engineering basically deals with the generation, transmission and storage of electricity while the electronics engineering on the other hand deals with circuits and minute electrical components such as transistors, diodes, microchips etc. While electrical engineering is basically concerned with providing power to run electrical appliances, electronics engineering programs the operation and effective working of these electrical equipment and appliances.

So that brings us to the question as to how to determine if electronics engineering harmonizes and resonates well with your interests? If you are regarded by your family members and peers as being the “go to” person when it comes to repairing faulty and inoperative electrical equipment and  have always had a fascination with the working and operation of computers and other electrical equipment, then you should seriously look into adopting electronics engineering as your career.

Electrical engineering has several sub-disciplines and you can either specialize and focus on a single sub-discipline or make a combination out of these sub disciplines if more than one of these tickles your fancy. Some of these sub-disciplines are Power engineering, Control engineering, Electronics, Micro electronics, Signal processing and Computer engineering.

As an electronics engineer, you’ll have a diverse range of options of industries to select from including Aerospace, broadcast, control and instrumentation and networking industry just to name a few.

In Malaysia, Electronic Engineers are quite heavily in demand in electronic companies such as Intel, HP, Motorala (Freescale), Western Digital etc, especially where they have an R&D Division in Malaysia.  Some Malaysian companies hiring would companies like Silterra  which is into wafer fabrication. Most factories and Electrical equipment suppliers would need electronic engineers too.

Enjoy the video!

Regards,
Vyasa, Cad Design Centre

Visit our Career Guide articles below:
Engineering – So What is Engineering?
       Mechanical Engineering
       Mechatronic Engineering
       Electrical Engineering :
       Electronic Engineering
       Cival Engineering :
       Highway Engineering :
       Chemical Engineering :   
       Computer Engineering vs Computer Science :

Architecture:
       What does an Architect do? :
       How to Design like an Architect? :

Cad Design Centre Helps Young ones, Teens and College Students in exploring the above courses early on, before they decide to step in the fields and incur a big College or UCad Design Centre - Apiit Engineering_02niversity fee.  For the already studying Uni Student, the courses will give them an edge in Uni, and at the Workplace

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Engineering Series : Electrical Engineering

In this series of Engineering Professions, today I would like to highlight profession of an Electrical Engineer.

Electrical engineering generally deals with the detailed study into the application of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism. It is an extremely broad discipline that is further subdivided into a wide range of subfields including electronics, digital computers, control systems etc. Electrical engineering is one of the most sought after professions in the industry with almost every aspect of modern life depending on electrical engineers including aerospace industry, automotive industry, computing, communications and manufacturing. Electrical engineers need to be equipped with a diverse range of skills ranging from basic circuit theory to management skills to effectively tackle different problems and create innovative solutions.

Electrical engineering (under the subsection Power Generation) concerns the generation of electricity through various means like Hydel (Hydroelectrical), Thermal, Tidal, Solar to name just a few. Electrical engineering encompasses every facet of electricity starting from its generation down to its transmission and distribution to commercial and residential consumers.

In the Construction Industry, the area you would work in with this degree would be the Mechanical and Electrical area aka (M&E Engineering). You’ll be responsible for all the electrical design and layout of electrical wiring, and equipment in a building.

In Factories, you’ll be in charge of power supply, maintainance of electronic machines and equipment and also of the building.

To thrive and excel in this field you must have a profound understanding and knowledge of the principles of Maths, Physics, electronics, electromagnetism.

With an electrical degree in your hand, you are looking at a bright future ahead of you with the demand and use of electricity and electrical appliances increasing by day.

Enjoy the video!

Regards,
Vyasa, Cad Design Centre

Visit our Career Guide articles below:
Engineering – So What is Engineering?
       Mechanical Engineering
       Mechatronic Engineering
       Electrical Engineering :
       Electronic Engineering
       Cival Engineering :
       Highway Engineering :
       Chemical Engineering :   
       Computer Engineering vs Computer Science :

Architecture:
       What does an Architect do? :
       How to Design like an Architect? :

Cad Design Centre Helps Young ones, Teens and College Students in exploring the above courses early on, before they decide to step in the fields and incur a big College or UCad Design Centre - Apiit Engineering_02niversity fee.  For the already studying Uni Student, the courses will give them an edge in Uni, and at the Workplace

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What does an architect do?

Video – Architecture as a career – by ThinkTVPBS

An architect is a person who plans, designs, and oversees the construction of buildings. To practice architecture means to provide services in connection with the design and construction of buildings and the space within the site surrounding the buildings, that have as their principal purpose human occupancy or use.

Architects design the spaces in which we live, work, and play. Though not a “classical” STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) field, the field of architecture encompasses all aspects of STEM –science, technology, engineering and math, with a nice dose of art and design thrown in. The demand for architects is on the rise, and there has never been a more exciting time to enter the field.

In Malaysia, architects normally work in big architectural firms and some of them eventually end up opening up their own firm. Examples of Malaysia’s well known architects and architectural firms are people like Ng Sek San, Hijjas Kasturi (who designed Menara Telekom, in Pantai) , Kamil Merican of GDP Architects, Ken Yeang and Che Wee Boon .. find out more about them here: http://theculturetrip.com/asia/malaysia/articles/8-malaysian-architects-you-should-know/

Enjoy the video!

“Its in the doing that the idea comes”

Regards,
Vyasa, Cad Design Centre

Visit our Career Guide articles below:
Engineering – So What is Engineering?
       Mechanical Engineering
       Mechatronic Engineering
       Electrical Engineering :
       Electronic Engineering
       Cival Engineering :
       Highway Engineering :
       Chemical Engineering :   
       Computer Engineering vs Computer Science :

Architecture:
       What does an Architect do? :
       How to Design like an Architect? :

Cad Design Centre Helps Young ones, Teens and College Students in exploring the above courses early on, before they decide to step in the fields and incur a big College or UCad Design Centre - Apiit Engineering_02niversity fee.  For the already studying Uni Student, the courses will give them an edge in Uni, and at the Workplace

Read more here -> Cad Design School and it’s courses :> List of Courses

 

Road Cross Section : Engineering Series – Civil Engineering-Highway Engineer

As we go about on roads in our daily lives, it is very easy to take it for granted that the roads we drive on took a lot of time to be built. And the effort by many skilled people working together in multiple teams. Computer Aided Design, CAD as usual will be used at a very early stage for design and presentation to the various parties involved.  In terms of Career, and in Universities, Highway Engineering would come as a subsection of Civil Engineering.

Here is a nice picture by Merriam Webster, on what consists below the worn road surfaces we always see:
Cross section of a road

The above picture gives a cross sectional view of the different materials used in building a road, and the thickness of the various components. The picture below also shows other utility items that would normally be constructed together with the road, so that you need not dig up the road later to put them in. Examples of these are telephone and electricity cables. Telephone cables could consist of copper and also optical fiber cables. Water mains and also gas pipes are normally planned to be inserted below the surface as well. Gutters which are built along the sides of the road are very, very important components, as the drain away water from the road after rainfalls. Water besides being dangerous to road users, also causes the road to deteriorate faster.

Picture source : Infovisual.info

Cross Section of road with utility inserts

 Here is a short video of what goes on in Road Construction and the site work a Road Construction Engineer overlooks. 

Roads are planned and designed by a subsection of Civil Engineering which is called Highway Engineering. Road building is also normally included as part of the learning material in Civil Engineering.

Below are some Computer Aided Design CAD drawings showing how CAD is used while designing and planning roads, at various stages.

 

Regards,
Vyasa, Cad Design Centre

Visit our Career Guide articles below:
Engineering – So What is Engineering?
       Mechanical Engineering
       Mechatronic Engineering
       Electrical Engineering :
       Electronic Engineering
       Cival Engineering :
       Highway Engineering :
       Chemical Engineering :   
       Computer Engineering vs Computer Science :

Architecture:
       What does an Architect do? :
       How to Design like an Architect? :

Cad Design Centre Helps Young ones, Teens and College Students in exploring the above courses early on, before they decide to step in the fields and incur a big College or UCad Design Centre - Apiit Engineering_02niversity fee.  For the already studying Uni Student, the courses will give them an edge in Uni, and at the Workplace

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Engineering Series : Civil Engineering

In this series of Engineering Professions, today I would like to highlight profession of Civil Engineering. While looking for a good video to explain this, I came across this nice video, done by the American Society of Civil Engineers, titled ‘What do Civil Engineers do’.

Civil Engineering is everywhere, and it could be one of the more visible fields in Engineering. You can see the results of it everywhere from houses to office buildings, from roads to bridges, canals and drains.

According to Wikipedia “Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings. Civil engineering is the second-oldest engineering discipline after military engineering.”

Enjoy the video!

Regards,
Vyasa, Cad Design Centre

Visit our Career Guide articles below:
Engineering – So What is Engineering?
       Mechanical Engineering
       Mechatronic Engineering
       Electrical Engineering :
       Electronic Engineering
       Cival Engineering :
       Highway Engineering :
       Chemical Engineering :   
       Computer Engineering vs Computer Science :

Architecture:
       What does an Architect do? :
       How to Design like an Architect? :

Cad Design Centre Helps Young ones, Teens and College Students in exploring the above courses early on, before they decide to step in the fields and incur a big College or UCad Design Centre - Apiit Engineering_02niversity fee.  For the already studying Uni Student, the courses will give them an edge in Uni, and at the Workplace

Read more here -> Cad Design School and it’s courses :> List of Courses

 

CAD Training to upskill workforce for the Telco market

Recent training with Ace Training, to up skill graduates from various Universities in Malaysia. Here they get an intensive one month training, on various Telco related subjects and know hows, including learning CAD, before they get absorbed into the job market. This way, they would be able to start performing in their job from day one, without going through extensive trainings by their future employers.

Training in Asia Pacific University (Apiit)

I was invited recently to Asia Pacific University (Apiit) to do a training for their Engineering students on CAD (Computer Aided Design) AutoCAD and also 3D Printing.  The students were from various years, and from various Engineering fields and also part of their Engineering Club. The students were very bright, attentive and asked many questions, including about 3D Printing.

Here are some pics from the Class..

Road Cross Section : Engineering Series – Civil Engineering

As we go about on roads in our daily lives, it is very easy to take it for granted that the roads we drive on took a lot of time to be built. And the effort by many skilled people working together in multiple teams. Computer Aided Design, CAD as usual will be used at a very early stage for design and presentation to the various parties involved.
Here is a nice picture by Merriam Webster, on what consists below the worn road surfaces we always see:
Cross section of a road

The above picture gives a cross sectional view of the different materials used in building a road, and the thickness of the various components. The picture below also shows other utility items that would normally be constructed together with the road, so that you need not dig up the road later to put them in. Examples of these are telephone and electricity cables. Telephone cables could consist of copper and also optical fiber cables. Water mains and also gas pipes are normally planned to be inserted below the surface as well. Gutters which are built along the sides of the road are very, very important components, as the drain away water from the road after rainfalls. Water besides being dangerous to road users, also causes the road to deteriorate faster.

Picture source : Infovisual.info

Cross Section of road with utility inserts

 

Roads are planned and designed by a subsection of Civil Engineering which is called Highway Engineering. Road building is also normally included as part of the learning material in Civil Engineering.

Below are some Computer Aided Design CAD drawings showing how CAD is used while designing and planning roads, at various stages.

 

To be continued..
Vyasa

 

 

Engineering Series : Civil Engineering

In this series of Engineering Professions, today I would like to highlight profession of Civil Engineering. While looking for a good video to explain this, I came across this nice video, done by the American Society of Civil Engineers, titled ‘What do Civil Engineers do’.

Civil Engineering is everywhere, and it could be one of the more visible fields in Engineering. You can see the results of it everywhere from houses to office buildings, from roads to bridges, canals and drains.

According to Wikipedia “Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works like roads, bridges, canals, dams, and buildings. Civil engineering is the second-oldest engineering discipline after military engineering.”

Hmmm.. I had always thought Civil Engineering was the oldest discipline.

Enjoy the video!

regards,

Vyasa,
Cad Design Centre, Malaysia
012-2737190

Receiving the speaker tag, at the recent Makers Week convention

Vyasa, Receiving the speaker tag, at the recent Makers Week convention

Vyasa is the founder of Cad Design Centre, which teaches Young ones and Adults Computer Aided Design  (CAD), 2D, 3D Designs and how it applies to the Engineering, Design and Architectural fields and 3D Printing, in Sri Hartamas, Taman Tun and Puchong.
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