Building the nation will be impossible without engineers

Veena Sahajwalla
Contributors:
Robin Batterham & Cathy Foley

“Australian industries need the flexibility, insight and foresight that comes from thinking creatively, asking critical questions, forming and testing hypotheses and reasoning quantitatively — and engineers have the technical knowledge and the problem- solving skills to respond to constant change.

As they have a holistic understanding of the practical needs of communities, businesses and the environment, they are well positioned to work with other disciplines, including scientists and designers, to provide a stream of new ideas and technical responses essential for sustainable competitive industries …”

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