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Engineering Your Future: A Comprehensive Introduction to Engineering, Eighth Edition, is an authoritative guide to the academic expectations and professional opportunities in engineering, a field that is both academically rigorous and creatively demanding. Today's engineering students are faced with endless career opportunities. Engineering Your Future clarifies those options and directs students down the path to a rewarding career in the engineering field. With exceptionally broad coverage, the book provides instructors unparalleled flexibility in any introductory course.
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Key Features · Introduces students to the broad spectrum of engineering disciplines, with up-to-date data on degrees granted, employment opportunities, and salaries · Highlights the ethical responsibilities of engineers · Focuses on developing problem-solving and communication skills that are critical to success both in the classroom and in the working world · Introduces a design methodology that can be used immediately and in subsequent design courses · Provides a handy review of units and conversions, mathematics, and engineering fundamentals
New to this Edition · A new Appendix A features "Nine Excel Skills Every Engineering Student Should Know" · Chapter 13 on technical communication skills has been completely revised and updated · Updated statistics for the job market provide critical data to help inform students' career decisions
William C. Oakes, P.E., is Professor of Engineering Education and Director of the EPICS Program at Purdue University.
Les L. Leone is Assistant Dean Emeritus at the College of Engineering, Michigan State University.
Table of Contents
Preface THE WORLD OF ENGINEERING 1. The History of Engineering 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Getting Started 1.3 The Beginnings of Engineering 1.4 An Overview of Ancient Engineering 1.5 Traveling Through the Ages 1.6 A Case Study of Two Historic Engineers 1.7 The History of the Disciplines REFERENCES EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES 2. Engineering Majors 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Engineering Functions 2.3 Engineering Majors 2.4 Emerging Fields 2.5 Closing Thoughts 2.6 Engineering and Technical Organizations REFERENCES EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES 3. A Statistical Profile of the Engineering Profession 3.1 Statistical Overview 81 3.2 College Enrollment Trends of Engineering Students 3.3 College Majors of Recent Engineering Students 3.4 Degrees in Engineering 3.5 Job Placement Trends 3.6 Salaries of Engineers 3.7 The Diversity of the Profession 3.8 Distribution of Engineers by Field of Study 3.9 Engineering Employment by Type of Employer 3.10 Percent of Students Unemployed or in Graduate School 3.11 A Word from Employers EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES 4. Global and International Engineering 4.1 Introduction 4.2 The Evolving Global Marketplace 4.3 International Opportunities for Engineers 4.4 Preparing for a Global Career EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES 5. Future Challenges 5.1 Expanding World Population 5.2 Pollution 5.3 Energy 5.4 Transportation 5.5 Infrastructure 5.6 Aerospace 5.7 Competitiveness and Productivity EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES STUDYING ENGINEERING 6. Succeeding in the Classroom 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Attitude 6.3 Goals 6.4 Keys to Effectiveness 6.5 Test-taking 6.6 Making the Most of Your Professors 6.7 Learning Styles 6.8 Well-Rounded Equals Effective 6.9 Your Effective Use of Time 6.10 Accountability 6.11 Overcoming Challenges REFERENCES EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES 7. Problem Solving 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Analytic and Creative Problem Solving 7.3 Analytic Problem Solving 7.4 Creative Problem Solving 7.5 Personal Problem-Solving Styles 7.6 Brainstorming Strategies 7.7 Critical Thinking REFERENCES EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES 8. Visualization and Graphics 8.1 Introduction 8.2 The Theory of Projection 8.3 The Glass Box Theory 8.4 First and Third Angle Projections 8.5 The Meaning of Lines 8.6 Hidden Lines 8.7 Cylindrical Features and Radii 8.8 The Alphabet of Lines and Line Precedence 8.9 Freehand Sketching 8.10 Pictorial Sketching 8.11 Visualization 8.12 Scales and Measuring 8.13 Coordinate Systems and Three-Dimensional Space EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES 9. Computer Tools for Engineers 9.1 Introduction 9.2 The Internet 9.3 Word Processing Programs 9.4 Spreadsheets 9.5 Mathematics Software 9.6 Presentation Software 9.7 Operating Systems 9.8 Programming Languages 9.9 Advanced Engineering Packages REFERENCES EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES 10. Teamwork 10.1 Introduction 10.2 Engineers Often Work in Teams 10.3 Team Growth Stages 10.4 What Makes a Successful Team? 10.5 Team Leadership 10.6 Team Organizational Structures 10.7 Effective Decision Making 10.8 Attitudes Towards Team Experiences 10.9 Documenting Team Performance REFERENCES EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES 11. Project Management 11.1 Introduction 11.2 Creating a Project Charter 11.3 Task Definitions 11.4 Milestones 11.5 Defining Times 11.6 Organizing the Tasks 11.7 PERT Charts 11.8 Critical Paths 11.9 Gantt Charts 11.10 Details, Details 11.11 Personnel Distribution 11.12 Money and Resources 11.13 Document As You Go 11.14 Team Roles REFERENCES EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES 12. Engineering Design 12.1 What Is Engineering Design? 12.2 The Design Process 12.3 A Case Study Using the 10-Stage Process 12.4 A Student Example of the 10-Stage Design Process EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES 13. Technical Communication 13.1 Visual Communication 13.2 Oral Presentations 13.3 Written Documents 13.4 Revising and Editing 13.5 Conclusion EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES 14. Ethics and Engineering 14.1 Introduction 14.2 The Nature of Ethics 14.3 The Nature of Engineering Ethic 14.4 The Issues and Topics of Engineering Ethics 14.5 Engineering Ethics and Legal Issues EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES THE FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING 15. Units and Conversions 15.1 History 15.2 The SI System of Units 15.3 Derived Units 15.4 Prefixes 15.5 Numerals 15.6 Conversions REFERENCES EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES 16. Mathematics Review 16.1 Algebra 16.2 Trigonometry 16.3 Geometry 16.4 Complex Numbers 16.5 Linear Algebra 16.6 Calculus 16.7 Probability and Statistics EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES 17. Engineering Fundamentals 17.1 Statics 17.2 Dynamics 17.3 Thermodynamics 17.4 Electrical Circuits 17.5 Economics 18. The Campus Experience 18.1 Orienting Yourself to Your Campus 18.2 Exploring Your New Home Away From Home 18.3 Determining and Planning Your Major 18.4 Get into the Habit of Asking Questions 18.5 The 'People Issue' 18.6 Searching for Campus Resources 18.7 Other Important Issues 18.8 Final Thoughts EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES 19. Financial Aid 19.1 Introduction 19.2 Parental Assistance 19.3 Is Financial Assistance For You? 19.4 Scholarships/Grants 19.5 Loans 19.6 Work-Study or Just Plain Work 19.7 Scams to Beware 19.8 The Road Ahead Awaits EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES 20. Engineering Work Experience 20.1 A Job and Experience 20.2 Summer Jobs and On- and Off-Campus Work Experiences 20.3 Volunteer or Community Service Experiences 20.4 Supervised Independent Study or Research Assistantship 20.5 Internships 20.6 Cooperative Education 20.7 Which Is Best for You? EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES 21. Connections: Liberal Arts and Engineering 21.1 What Are "Connections"? 21.2 Why Study Liberal Arts? EXERCISES AND ACTIVITIES Appendix A: Nine Data Skills Every Engineering Student Should Know Appendix B: The Basics of PowerPoint Appendix C: An Introduction to MATLAB Index