Engineers are educated by professors that are inexperienced, and have no real knowledgeable in their fields, in the real world, and are surely not responsible for any Profit/Loss Statement. Including no accountability for their lack of background to properly educate the student.
Academia, and the colleges, and universities are attempting to teach our nations engineering students, though unsuccessful. However doing the best possible, under the last 40 years of losing manufacturing in the USA, and the lack of opportunity for gaining any chance of real world hands-on experience, and accountability.
The college and university professors themselves had no opportunity for any real world exposure or to gain experience in new product development and manufacturing, sadly they teach from books written by other professors, also with no experience. Unfortunately with the lack of manufacturing jobs available in this country, most professors never had a chance for real world exposure in their field.
Many graduate engineers are sadly, are unable to complete a project from concept to market ready status, including, 4.0 graduate student "engineers" from the nations top universities, such as MIT, Georgia Tech, San Jose State, Cal State and other top universities. Graduates know little, not even the basics, as we have interned several.
Here in the USA we have crisis with our younger Engineers, not adequately educated an unable to design for manufacturing, for accountability, and real profits.
Engineers even in mid-career, will no real job opportunities available, unfortunately only have limited experience. Most are one-trick ponies if that, knowledgeable in just one small aspect of engineering, and of limited breadth and depth, as we have employed several.
Mechanical Engineers are not Product Development Engineers, and do not make great Product Developers. Known as MEs, they are trained to focus on the mechancial task at hand, simple execution of a engineering design function. They have not been trained in market research, competitive product analysis, patentability of envisioned product concecpt, designing for the market demographic, etc. MEs are base level engineeers and are the source of 90% do-over projects recieved by new clients.
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