Engineers unfairly stereotyped (letter)by Dr Brian E. Lloyd, AMNews Weekly
, March 4, 2006
So the great profession of engineering, requiring four years of intensive university study, still is portrayed as a bloke in a hard hat and cap lamp ("Engineer shortage hurting economy", News Weekly
, February 18, 2006).
If you are going to pontificate about engineers, for heaven's sake update your ideas about image. And what about the women who now constitute a significant proportion of the profession?
Your article is quite on the ball - but hard hats and cap lamps? Hell!
Dr Brian E. Lloyd, AM,
(Past national president of the Institution of Engineers, Australia)Editor's note:
The picture was of a mining engineer, a category of which, like civil, mechanical and electrical engineers, Australia is suffering a shortage.