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Overview


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.

A companion website for the book, containing PowerPoint-based lecture notes and images from the book for professors, is available online at www.oup.com/us/oakes.

Engineering Your Future is also available in a brief edition containing the most popular chapters from this comprehensive edition. For more information on that title, please visit its website at http://global.oup.com/ushe/product/engineering-your-future-9780199348053?q=oakes%20engineering&lang=en&cc=us.

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199348015
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/17/2014
  • Edition description: Comprehens
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 434,775
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 12.20 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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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

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