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Engineering--a field that is both academically rigorous and creatively demanding. Faced with endless career opportunities, today's students matriculate without a clear idea about the study and practice of engineering. Fortunately, there isEngineering Your Future: A Comprehensive Introductionto Engineering, Seventh Edition, 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. 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 all-important problem-solving and communication skills that are critical to success both in the classroom and in the working world * Offers guidance both for leading teams and, just as importantly, being an effective member of a team * Introduces a design methodology that can be used immediately and in subsequent design courses * Provides a handy review in units and conversions, mathematics, and engineering fundamentals * The exceptionally broad coverage provides instructors unparalleled flexibility in using theEngineering Your Futurein any type of introductory course New to this Edition * Updated Computer Tools chapter covers computer use from the history of the internet through advanced engineering packages, including spreadsheets, mathematical programs, social media, and communicating via email * Effective coverage of teamwork for engineering classes shows students how a diversity of skills is essential to their future careers * Updated green and bioengineering information address current issues including sustainability and advancing human health * Fresh new profiles of contemporary engineers and their current research give students an insider's glimpse into what fields they may be most suited for * Up-to-date statistics for the job market provide critical data to help inform students' career decisions * Timely financial aid information covers student loans, financial assistance, grants, and avoiding scams
William C. Oakes is Associate Professor of Freshman Engineering at Purdue University.
Les L. Leone is former Director of Cooperative Engineering Education at Michigan State University.
Craig J. Gunn is Director of Communications in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University.
Table of Contents
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
4. A Statistical Profile of the Engineering Profession 4.1 Statistical Overview 4.2 College Enrollment Trends of Engineering Students 4.3 College Majors of Recent Engineering Students 4.4 Degrees in Engineering 4.5 Job Placement Trends 4.6 Salaries of Engineers 4.7 The Diversity of the Profession 4.8 Distribution of Engineers by Field of Study 4.9 Engineering Employment by Type of Employer 4.10 Percent of Students Unemployed or in Graduate School 4.11 A Word from Employers Exercises and Activities
5. Global and International Engineering 5.1 Introduction 5.2 The Evolving Global Marketplace 5.3 International Opportunities for Engineers 5.4 Preparing for a Global Career Exercises and Activities
6. Future Challenges 6.1 Expanding World Population 6.2 Pollution 6.3 Energy 6.4 Transportation 6.5 Infrastructure 6.6 Aerospace 6.7 Competitiveness and Productivity Exercises and Activities Studying Engineering
7. Succeeding in the Classroom 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Attitude 7.3 Goals 7.4 Keys to Effectiveness 7.5 Test-taking 7.6 Making the Most of Your Professors 7.7 Learning Styles 7.8 Well-Rounded Equals Effective 7.9 Your Effective Use of Time 7.10 Accountability 7.11 Overcoming Challenges References Exercises and Activities
8. Problem Solving 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Analytic and Creative Problem Solving 8.3 Analytic Problem Solving 8.4 Creative Problem Solving 8.5 Personal Problem Solving Styles 8.6 Brainstorming Strategies 8.7 Critical Thinking References Exercises and Activities
9. Visualization and Graphics 9.1 Why Study Visualization and Graphics? 9.2 The Theory of Projection 9.3 The Glass Box Theory 9.4 First and Third Angle Projections 9.5 The Meaning of Lines 9.6 Hidden Lines 9.7 Cylindrical Features and Radii 9.8 The Alphabet of LInes and Line Precedence 9.9 Freehand Sketching 9.10 Pictorial Sketching 9.11 Visualization 9.12 Scales and Measuring 9.13 Coordinate Systems and Three Dimensional Space 9.10 Pictorial Sketching Exercises
10. Computer Tools for Engineers 10.1 Introduction 10.2 The Internet 10.3 Word Processing Programs 10.4 Spreadsheets 10.5 Mathematics Software 10.6 Presentation Software 10.7 Operating Systems 10.8 Programming Languages 10.9 Advanced Engineering Packages References Exercises and Activities
11. Teamwork Skills 11.1 Introduction 11.2 What Makes a Successful Team? 11.3 Growth Stages of a Team 11.4 Team Leadership 11.5 How Effective Teams Work 11.6 The Character of a Leader 11.7 Team Grading References Exercises and Activities
12. Project Management 12.1 Introduction 12.2 Creating a Project Charter 12.3 Task Definitions 12.4 Milestones 12.5 Defining Times 12.6 Organizing the Tasks 12.7 PERT Charts 12.8 Critical Paths 12.9 Gantt Charts 12.10 Details, Details 12.11 Personnel Distribution 12.12 Money and Resources 12.13 Document As You Go 12.14 Team Roles References Exercises
13. Engineering Design 13.1 What Is Engineering Design 13.2 The Design Process 13.3 A Case Study 13.4 A Student Example of the 10-Stage Design Process Exercises and Activities
14. Communication Skills 14.1 Why Do We Communicate? 14.2 Oral Communication Skills 14.3 Written Communication Skills 14.4 Other Types of Communication 14.5 Relevant Readings Exercises and Activities
15. Ethics 15.1 Introduction 15.2 The Nature of Ethics 15.3 The Nature of Engineering Ethics 15.4 The Issues and Topics 15.5 Engineering Ethics and Legal Issues Exercises The Fundamentals of Engineering
16. Units 16.1 History 16.2 The SI System of Units 16.3 Derived Units 16.4 Prefixes 16.5 Numerals 16.6 Conversions References Exercises
17. Mathematics Review 17.1 Algebra 17.2 Trigonometry 17.3 Geometry 17.4 Complex Numbers 17.5 Linear Algebra 17.6 Calculus 17.7 Probability and Statistics Exercises
19. The Campus Experience 19.1 Orienting Yourself to Your Campus 19.2 Exploring 19.3 Determining and Planning Your Major 19.4 Get into the Habit of Asking Questions 19.5 The 'People Issue' 19.6 Searching for Campus Resources 19.7 Other Important Issues 19.8 Final Thoughts Exercises and Activities
20. Financial Aid 20.1 Introduction 20.2 Parental Assistance 20.3 Is Financial Assistance For You? 20.4 Scholarships 20.5 Loans 20.6 Work-Study 20.7 Scams 20.8 The Road Ahead Awaits Exercises and Activities
21. Engineering Work Experience 21.1 A Job and Experience 21.2 Summer Jobs 21.3 Volunteer 21.4 Supervised Independent Study 21.5 Internships 21.6 Cooperative Education 21.7 Which Is Best for You? Exercises and Activities
22. Connections: Liberal Arts and Engineering 22.1 What Are "Connections"? 22.2 Why Study Liberal Arts? Exercises and Activities
Appendix A: The Basics of PowerPoint Appendix B: An Introduction to MATLAB Index