Engineering Your Future: A Comprehensive Introduction to Engineering 9th Edition, ISBN-13: 978-0190279264


Engineering Your Future: A Comprehensive Introduction to Engineering 9th Edition, ISBN-13: 978-0190279264

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  • Publisher: ‎ Oxford University Press; 9th edition (December 28, 2016)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 688 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 0190279265
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0190279264

Engineering Your Future: A Comprehensive Introduction to Engineering, Ninth 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. Featuring exceptionally broad coverage, it offers instructors unparalleled flexibility for any introductory course.

Table of Contents:



1. The Heritage of Engineering

1.1 Introduction

1.2 The Beginnings of Engineering: The Earliest Days

1.3 Early Cities

1.4 A Case Study of Two Historical Engineers

1.5 Computers, Information, Networking, and People

1.6 The History of the Disciplines

1.7 Closing Thoughts


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


Exercises and Activities

3. A Statistical Profile of the Engineering Profession

3.1 Statistical Overview

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 and Defense

5.7 Competitiveness and Productivity

5.8 Engineering’s Grand Challenges

Exercises and Activities


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


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


Exercises and Activities

8. Graphics and Orthographic Projection

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Orthographic Projection

8.3 The Meaning of Lines

8.4 Hidden Lines

8.5 Cylindrical Features and Radii

8.6 Line Precedence

8.7 Freehand Sketching

8.8 Pictorial Sketching

8.9 Dimensioning

8.10 Scales and Measuring

8.11 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


Exercises and Activities

10. Teamwork

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Engineers Often Work in Teams

10.3 Team Organizational Structures

10.4 Team Growth Stages

10.5 What Makes a Successful Team?

10.6 Team Leadership

10.7 Effective Decision Making

10.8 Attitudes toward Team Experiences

10.9 Documenting Team Performance


Exercises and Activities

11. Project Management

11.1 Introduction

11.2 The Triple Constraints

11.3 Student Example Project

11.4 Creating a Project Charter

11.5 Task Definitions

11.6 Schedule

11.7 Work Breakdown Structure

11.8 Network Diagrams

11.9 Critical Paths

11.10 Gantt Charts

11.11 Costs

11.12 Personnel Distribution

11.13 Documentation

11.14 Team Roles

11.15 Agile Project Management


Exercises and Activities

12. Engineering Design

12.1 What Is Engineering Design?

12.2 The Engineering Design Process

12.3 Using the Engineering Design Process–ATM

12.4 Using the Engineering Design Process–Backpack


Exercises and Activities

13. Technical Communications

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 Ethics

14.4 Codes of Ethics and the Obligations of Engineers

Exercises and Activities


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 Unit Conversions

15.7 Dimensional Homogeneity and Dimensionless Numbers


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. Engineering Work Experience

19.1 A Job and Experience

19.2 Summer Jobs and On- and Off-Campus Work Experiences

19.3 Volunteer or Community Service Experiences

19.4 Supervised Independent Study or Research Assistantship

19.5 Internships

19.6 Cooperative Education

19.7 Which Is Best for You?

Exercises and Activities

20. Connections: Liberal Arts and Engineering

20.1 What Are Connections?

20.2 Why Study Liberal Arts?

Exercises and Activities

Appendix A. Nine Excel® Skills Every Engineering Student Should Know

Appendix B. Impress Them: How to Make Presentations Effective

Appendix C. An Introduction to MATLAB


William C. Oakes, P.E., is Professor of Engineering Education and Director of the EPICS Program at Purdue University. He is also the coauthor of Service-Learning: Engineering in Your Community, Second Edition (OUP, 2013) and a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education and the National Society of Professional Engineers.

Les L. Leone is Assistant Dean Emeritus at the College of Engineering at Michigan State University. He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards from the American Society for Engineering Education.

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