—It is accepted widely that the work performed by
the engineers fundamentally consists in detecting, identifying
and solving problems, but most of the educational systems and
related subjects seem to ignore the need of educating students
for the development of logical reasoning in order they can
properly perform this function. This article reviews the
concepts of logic, abstraction, problem solving and logical
reasoning, which are described and analyzed like a functional
need for engineering and its professional application, by
considering the requirements of today’s Information and
Knowledge Society, and making a relation fitted to the
educational processes of current and future engineers.
—Knowledge, logic, engineering, logical
reasoning, problem solving.
Edgar Serna M. is with the Instituto Tecnologico Metropolitano,
Medellin, Colombia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Alexei Serna A. is with the Instituto Antioqueño de Investigacion,
Medellin, Colombia (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite:Edgar Serna M. and Alexei Serna A., "Knowledge in Engineering: A View from the Logical Reasoning," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 325-331, 2015.