Professors worry that engineering students don't tinker enough...

From: Chris Kennedy <>
Date: Fri Dec 8 09:57:12 2000

Douglas Quebbeman wrote:

> False. In most states of the U.S., if you represent yourself as an engineer
> of any kind, and you are not a licensed engineer, you are committing a
> crime,
> albeit a misdemeanor.

Not in California, unless it's one of a handful of engineering disciplines
specifically identified by statute. You'd pretty much have to sign
"P.E." after your name to get in trouble here.

This isn't to imply that California is particularly progressive in this
area (for some value of "progressive"), but rather that nobody has
bothered revising the statutes since being an "engineer" automatically
implied civil, geological or the sort that operates trains...

Chris Kennedy
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Received on Fri Dec 08 2000 - 09:57:12 GMT

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