Careers in Engineering

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The different types of engineering fields are as numerous and diverse as the skill and knowledge base of engineering professionals. Building bridges requires structural engineering knowledge; automobile design needs mechanical engineers; and communications technicians must be trained in electrical engineering. Today, computers and artificial intelligence aid engineers in performing many tasks, thereby increasing design efficiency, safety, and overall effectiveness; however, there continues to be a need for ...
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Overview

The different types of engineering fields are as numerous and diverse as the skill and knowledge base of engineering professionals. Building bridges requires structural engineering knowledge; automobile design needs mechanical engineers; and communications technicians must be trained in electrical engineering. Today, computers and artificial intelligence aid engineers in performing many tasks, thereby increasing design efficiency, safety, and overall effectiveness; however, there continues to be a need for talented engineers in every corner of the industry.

The field of engineering is a world where design, mechanics, and craftsmanship can be invented and honed to create something as simple as a time-lock mechanism or as complex as a space shuttle. Those working in it reap immense satisfaction and accomplishment from their profession.

Inside, you will find up-to-date salary statistics and descriptions of the work culture that paint a comprehensive picture of what to expect on the job. Careers in Engineering also includes advice on where and how to fulfill educational requirements as well as the names and addresses of professional organizations for further information -- everything you need to enter the exciting field of engineering!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780844241845
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary
  • Publication date: 12/1/1994
  • Series: Vgm Professional Careers Series
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 7.76 (w) x 9.59 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Engineering: A Career That Makes Our Society Better
Chapter 1 What Is Engineering? 3
A History of Engineering
Major Engineering Areas and Specialties
The Technology Team
What an Engineer Does
Career Path Scenarios
Future Projections
Chapter 2 Preparing for a Successful Engineering Career 17
What Should You Do Before Going to College?
How to Choose a College
How to Manage Your Engineering Career While in College
Beyond the Undergraduate Degree--Work or Graduate School
Professional Licensing
Additional Information
Chapter 3 Financing Your Engineering Education 29
Scholarships
Grants
Loans
Applying for Financial Aid
How Much Will My Education Cost?
How Will I Know What Aid I'll Receive?
Work-Study Jobs and Co-Op
Chapter 4 Women in Engineering 35
Statistics on Women in Engineering
Advice to Women Entering Engineering
Organizations for Women in Engineering
Chapter 5 Minorities in Engineering 39
Statistics on Minorities in Engineering
Advice for Minority Engineers
Organizations for Minority Engineers
Part 2 Engineering Fields
Chapter 6 Chemical Engineering 47
The Nature of the Work
The Settings in Which Chemical Engineers Work
Education and Other Qualifications
Outlook for the Future
Earnings
Additional Sources of Information
Chapter 7 Civil Engineering 57
The Nature of the Work
The Settings in Which Civil Engineers Work
Education and Other Qualifications
Outlook for the Future
Earnings
Additional Sources of Information
Chapter 8 Electrical and Electronics Engineering 67
The Nature of the Work
The Settings in Which Electrical and Electronics Engineers Work
Education and Other Qualifications
Outlook for the Future
Earnings
Additional Sources of Information
Chapter 9 Industrial Engineering 89
The Nature of the Work
The Settings in Which Industrial Engineers Work
Education and Other Qualifications
Outlook for the Future
Earnings
Additional Sources of Information
Chapter 10 Materials Science Engineering 97
The Nature of the Work
The Settings in Which Materials Science Engineers Work
Education and Other Qualifications
Outlook for the Future
Earnings
Additional Sources of Information
Chapter 11 Mechanical Engineering 113
The Nature of the Work
The Settings in Which Mechanical Engineers Work
Education and Other Qualifications
Outlook for the Future
Earnings
Additional Sources of Information
Chapter 12 Aerospace Engineering 123
The Nature of the Work
The Settings in Which Aerospace Engineers Work
Education and Other Qualifications
Outlook for the Future
Earnings
Additional Sources of Information
Chapter 13 Agricultural Engineering 133
The Nature of the Work
The Settings in Which Agricultural Engineers Work
Education and Other Qualifications
Outlook for the Future
Earnings
Additional Source of Information
Chapter 14 Automotive Engineering 143
The Nature of the Work
The Settings in Which Automotive Engineers Work
Education and Other Qualifications
Outlook for the Future
Earnings
Additional Sources of Information
Chapter 15 Biomedical Engineering 147
The Nature of the Work
The Settings in Which Biomedical Engineers Work
Education and Other Qualifications
Outlook for the Future
Earnings
Additional Sources of Information
Chapter 16 Computer Engineering 155
The Nature of the Work
The Settings in Which Computer Engineers Work
Education and Other Qualifications
Outlook for the Future
Earnings
Additional Sources of Information
Chapter 17 Environmental Engineering 163
The Nature of the Work
The Settings in Which Environmental Engineers Work
Education and Other Qualifications
Outlook for the Future
Earnings
Additional Sources of Information
Chapter 18 Manufacturing Engineering 171
The Nature of the Work
The Settings in Which Manufacturing Engineers Work
Education and Other Qualifications
Outlook for the Future
Earnings
Additional Sources of Information
Chapter 19 Petroleum Engineering 179
The Nature of the Work
The Settings in Which Petroleum Engineers Work
Education and Other Qualifications
Outlook for the Future
Earnings
Additional Sources of Information
Chapter 20 Engineering Technology 185
Technology Specialists
Education and Other Qualifications
Outlook for the Future
Earnings
Additional Sources of Information
Appendix A U.S. Universities Offering Engineering Programs 197
Appendix B Scholarships 209
Appendix C General Engineering Societies 217
Appendix D ABET Member Societies and Disciplines 221
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