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Engineering Your Future: A Brief Introduction to Engineering

ISBN: 9780199797554 | 0199797552
Edition: 4th
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pub. Date: 4/1/2011

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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. With a unique modular approach,Engineering Your Futureis an authoritative guide to the academic expectations and professional opportunities in the engineering field. Engineering Your Future: A Brief Introduction to Engineering, Fourth Edition, is a concise, inexpensive version ofEngineering Your Future: A Comprehensive Introduction to Engineering, Seventh Edition. Containing the twelve most popular chapters from the comprehensive version, theBriefoffers the best option for instructors looking for a solid base to work from while they incorporate outside projects or assignments. 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, for being an effective member of a team * Introduces a design methodology that can be used immediately and in subsequent design courses 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

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