You must be able to apply the technical training learned through the study of engineering/geoscience theory to engineering/geoscience projects, so that optimal solutions are developed and implemented. It is important to gain a varied exposure to engineering/geoscience experience.
It is important that you acquire engineering/geoscience experience that touches on different techniques so that you are exposed to more than simply routine situations. This is how you will add to your skill and knowledge set. This also demonstrates the need to keep up to date with emerging technologies in your field.
This is not an exhaustive list:
- Scope and operating conditions;
- Compatibility and interface issues;
- Technological assessment;
- Safety and environmental factors or issues;
- Economic assessment.
- Structural analysis;
- Functionality or product specification;
- Reliability factors;
- Maintenance features;
- Component selection;
- Integration of sub-components into a complete working system;
- Environmental factors.
- Testing methodology and techniques, and their limitations;
- Verification of functional specifications for a new product;
- New technology commissioning and assessment.
- Engineering/geoscience cost studies;
- Technology application;
- Control systems optimization;
- Quality assurance program methodology;
- Safety problem identification and recommendation;
- Process flow and time studies;
- Environmental issues;
- Maintenance and replacement evaluation of engineering works.
- Training and familiarization
- Technical experience
- Development of geological concepts, (e.g. preparation of reports concerning deposits of rock, minerals, or other naturally-occurring earth materials)
- Mapping and systematic geoscience evaluations (with specific reference to bedrock, unconsolidated earth materials, and/or snow, ice, ground-water, surface water and constituents thereof)
- Identification of geological hazards and the risk to the public and the environments