Engineering Your Future: A Brief Introduction to Engineering

Paperback | January 29, 2014

byWilliam Oakes, Les Leone

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Engineering Your Future: A Brief Introduction to Engineering, Fifth Edition, is an authoritative guide to the academic expectations and professional opportunities that help direct students down the path to a rewarding career in the engineering field. It features a brand-new full-lengthappendix featuring "Nine Data Skills Every Engineering Student Should Know"; updated statistics on engineering enrollment, degree rates, and salary; and a chapter by Marybeth Lima on effective communication skills for engineering students.

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Engineering Your Future: A Brief Introduction to Engineering, Fifth Edition, is an authoritative guide to the academic expectations and professional opportunities that help direct students down the path to a rewarding career in the engineering field. It features a brand-new full-lengthappendix featuring "Nine Data Skills Every Engineer...

William C. Oakes is an Associate Professor of Engineering at Purdue University, and is Directory of the school's EPICS (Engineering Projects In Community Service) program. Les Leone is Professor Emeritus of Engineering at Michigan State University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:January 29, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199348057

ISBN - 13:9780199348053

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Table of Contents

Preface1. The History of Engineering1.1 Introduction1.2 Getting Started1.3 The Beginnings of Engineering1.4 An Overview of Ancient Engineering1.5 Traveling Through the AgesExercises and Activities2. Engineering Majors2.1 Introduction2.2 Engineering Functions2.3 Engineering Majors2.4 Emerging Fields2.5 Closing ThoughtsReferencesExercises and Activities3. A Statistical Profile of the Engineering Profession3.1 Statistical Overview3.2 College Enrollment Trends of Engineering Students3.3 College Majors of Recent Engineering Students3.4 Degrees in Engineering3.5 Job Placement Trends3.6 Salaries of Engineers3.7 The Diversity of the Profession3.8 Distribution of Engineers by Field of Study3.9 Engineering Employment by Type of Employer3.10 Percent of Students Unemployed or in Graduate School3.11 A Word from EmployersExercises and Activities4. Succeeding in the Classroom4.1 Introduction4.2 Attitude4.3 Goals4.4 Keys to Effectiveness4.5 Test-taking4.6 Making the Most of Your Professors4.7 Learning Styles4.8 Well-Rounded Equals Effective4.9 Your Effective Use of Time4.10 Accountability4.11 Overcoming ChallengesReferencesExercises and Activities5. Problem Solving5.1 Introduction5.2 Analytic and Creative Problem Solving5.3 Analytic Problem Solving5.4 Creative Problem Solving5.5 Personal Problem Solving Styles5.6 Brainstorming Strategies5.7 Critical ThinkingReferencesExercises and Activities6. Computer Tools for Engineers6.1 The Internet6.2 Word Processing Programs6.3 Spreadsheets6.4 Mathematics Software6.5 Presentation Software6.6 Operating SystemsExercises and Activities7. Teamwork7.1 Introduction7.2 Engineers Often Work in Teams7.3 Team Growth Stages7.4 What Makes a Successful Team?7.5 Team Leadership7.6 Team Organizational Structures7.7 Effective Decision Making7.8 Attitudes Toward Team Experiences7.9 Documenting Team PerformanceReferencesExercises and Activities8. Engineering Design8.1 What Is Engineering Design?8.2 The Design ProcessExercises and Activities9. Technical Communication9.1 Visual Communication9.2 Oral Presentations9.3 Written Documents9.4 Revising and Editing9.5 ConclusionExercises and Activities10. Ethics and Engineering10.1 Introduction10.2 The Nature of Ethics10.3 The Nature of Engineering Ethics10.4 The Issues and Topics of Engineering EthicsExercises and Activities11. Engineering Work Experience11.1 A Job and Experience11.2 Summer Jobs and On- and Off-Campus Work Experiences11.3 Volunteer or Community Service Experiences11.4 Supervised Independent Study or Research Assistantship11.5 Internships11.6 Cooperative Education11.7 Which Is Best for You?Exercises and ActivitiesAppendix A: Nine Data Skills Every Engineering Student Should KnowAppendix B: The Basics of PowerPointIndex