After obtaining your bachelor’s degree where theories were applied in laboratory settings, you should be put in contact with the practical limits that define your specialty.
This is not an exhaustive list:
Exposure to engineering/geoscience works through:
- Field work
- Trips and visits to equipment or systems in both the operational and maintenance modes during the manufacturing or construction (including exploration camps, drilling rigs, mines, quarries, geophysical exploration projects, environmental assessment projects, and soil & ground-water exploration and remediation projects.)
Application of the component as part of the larger system including:
- Understanding the end product of engineering/geoscience work and the means to achieve it.
- Understanding the requirement for reliability
- Understanding the role of computer software to the total engineering/geoscience work
- Productions and/or construction
- Value engineering
- Tolerances of manufacture
- Maintenance philosophy
- Performance minimums
- Tradesperson’s/craftsperson’s ability to produce, including exposure to the craftsperson’s and the end uses
- The relationship between software and equipment as the system operator
- The effects of climate and weather, scheduling, logistics, financial and budgetary constraints, and regulatory consideration on the implementation of geoscience programs, as well as the practical limits of geoscience techniques, and the development of reasonable expectations for the performance of equipment, systems, and people engaged in geoscience projects.
- Work flow process
- Wear out/replacement schedules
Surveying and Mapping