If you look at our list of the Top 10 most remarkable engineers, you will notice some similarities. Outside, the obvious drive and ambition, these remarkable engineers also possessed an unwavering desire and a passion for engineering. It is what explains Edison’s attitude after 1,000 failures, or Ford’s belief in his idea while everyone around him was content with horse-driven carriages. What makes a great engineer is not just having a deeper understanding of a particular subject matter but also vision, drive and a create-the-best-the-world-has-ever-seen type of an attitude. Unfortunately, these attributes are not learned in school and can only be effectively harnessed by years of dedication and perseverance. Mastering these attributes and applying them to an idea or a project is what makes one a great engineer.
So, how would you know that you have become a great engineer. Simply use this as your guide and approach to everything that you do.