by Dr. Edwin Chung

Recorded on 13th September 2013

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
AGRICULTURAL REVOLUITION

Technological tools that enabled the hunters, gatherers to cultivate crops and the role this played in the agricultural revolution.
SCIENTIFIC 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
INFORMATION REVOLUTION

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
GREEN REVOLUTION

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.

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