About the Course
HISTORY OF THE WORLD
- An introduction of world history from the Big Bang to present day that identifies the key milestones of the human civilization.
MAJOR HUMAN CIVILIZATION
- Review of the major human civilisations in a chronological order.
- Modern humans
- Eastern Mediteranian Civilizations
- African & Asian Civilzations
- Ancient American Civilisations
- Technological tools that enabled the hunters, gatherers to cultivate crops and the role this played in the agricultural revolution.
- The growth of human population and the accumulation of skills and knowledge and the role that scientific tools (such as telescope, etc...) played in the way we observed and perceive the world. The
- Scientific Method
INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION AND MARKET ECONMY
- Technology and the applications of science.
- Human behaviour and market economy
- From Steam Engine to the computer.
- The internet & Changing Culture, Business, etc..
KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION
- Knowledge Economy
21ST CENTURY GRAND CHALLENGES
- Reflection: Past, Present & Future
- The Grand Challenges
INNOVATION AND THE FUTURE
- What is Innovation?
- Engineers, Innovation & Business
COLLABORATION BEYOND ENGINEERING
- The World is Flat
- Multidisciplinary Teams
- Collaboration versus Competition.
ENGINEERING AND ETHICS
- Engineering Ethical Framework
- Examples & Case Studies
- A new revolution is brewing. It is the sustainability. We are talking about it but it is yet to become a way of life. Engineers can play a major role in making this happen.
Professor Dr Mushtak Al-Atabi
This module will be led by Professor Dr Mushtak Al-Atabi. Prof Al-Atabi is a Mechanical Engineer by training and currently is the Dean of the School of Engineering at Taylor’s University in Malaysia. He earned his PhD from the University of Sheffield in the UK and he is a Chartered Engineer and is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in the UK. Prof Al-Atabi is a frequent speaker at international conferences and he delivered training and consultancy to corporates ranging from banks to energy companies.