CIMA or BSc .Eng.?!?
May I repeat the question? CIMA or BSc.Eng. ? Let me give you the answer. If I were to choose between them I’d choose BSc. Eng.only. Then what if one says that I’ll do both? Let’s discuss (???) about these things today as I see that this is one of the most important topics in the UOM (University of Moratuwa.)
If you ask your Engineering student friends to come to the university on a Saturday to do a project work or some other thing you will most probably find most of them refusing. But why? The answer is CIMA classes. The important question is this. Why do they still insist on doing CIMA (Qualifying as they say.) being in the university of Moratuwa, a recognized institution for higher studies in the field of Engineering sciences. (A field where a lot of new creative, active minds are needed instead of some passive minds that just follow the procedures.)
Oh! My dear friends don’t take me as a hypocrite. It’s true that I do not possess the money needed to do CIMA, with me at the moment. But please try to answer my question why I should do CIMA. I hear most of my friends talk about their CIMA classes.(In fact they seem to eat CIMA, drink CIMA, walk CIMA and talk CIMA.) But it is very strange to say that I feel disgusted or boring to hear what they talk.( As most of you too will find.) .When they have to make a speech in our English time slot they talk about 5S, JIT ( or another shit :- this is as I have heard it being pronounced) or another. They don’t feel the beauty of the language and they don’t try to feel it either.( In fact they seem to feel the beauty of nothing other than CIMA .)
Up to now I released my wrath on those who do CIMA, in fact on CIMA itself. Now let’s consider facts in a more calm and unbiased way. I think that as Engineers (to be) we have to do a great service to the mankind by inventing new things, developing production processes ( not as described in CIMA courses),as a whole uplifting the sate of living of the mankind. We have ”the” theory(??? I doubt it -this is another matter which should be talked later. Whether we can use the word “the” there.)We can use our Engineering knowledge and the capacity to do that. Let the CIMA people do the marketing as they wish.( We could not let that either, we can see the impact of their marketing on the world today.:- Forgive me if I seem to be overaggressive.)But I personally think that management and marketing is not a job for Engineers. It is very disgusting to be a member of a project team which take user health and sales promotion as their main objectives and assign weights of 0.4 to user health and 0.6 to sales promotion. So, I think marketing kills the human inside an Engineer.
When we talk about management there is no need to search www to get management theories, we as Buddhists have the best management principles with us. We (Our ancestors ) built huge Stupas ,tanks and world wonders like Sigiriya.( I doubt whether their idea was to build world wonders:-which world, think….).But do not make the mistake of thinking that we have all our management principles there in the Dhamma padha or Thripitakas. We have to build our own management principles based on that.
So, my dear friends do not make the mistake of thinking that world is based on CIMA or world acts on the theories of CIMA.(or any other science) CIMA ( or any other science) is just an interpretation on world economy and management by some wise ( I do really mean that.) men.( They have created the knowledge for others to follow.) Don’t be strict followers of these theories. But I cannot blame the temptation to make quick money ( as some Harvard University MBAs have done in Wall street :-sarcasm again.) and the illusion to be a CEO. So, my dear friends don’t run after jobs but make jobs run after you being good Engineers.