Opportunities In Engineering Careers, Rev. Ed. / Edition 2

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Overview

A World of Career Opportunities

VGM's Opportunities in . . . series of more than 100 career-specific titles is an invaluable resource for those who want to find out all they can about the professions that interest them. No other series provides such a wide range of comprehensive and current information on virtually every job available.

In Opportunities in Engineering Careers, you'll find:

  • An overview of the main engineering fields, including aerospace, civil, electrical, industrial, and mechanical engineering, and how they affect nearly all aspects of our lives today
  • In-depth descriptions of the various work environments, job responsibilities, and salaries that you can expect within your chosen specialty
  • Specific information on the type of education you'll need to pursue a career in engineering or engineering technology
  • Comprehensive resource sections providing contact information for engineering associations and schools

These indispensable guides will tell you everything you need to know in order to make an intelligent and informed decision about your career—and your future.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071390460
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/24/2002
  • Series: Opportunities In...Series Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 0.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Meet the Author

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

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Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
1. Engineering: Gateway to the Technological World 1
The everyday impact of engineering
Profile of the profession today
What is engineering?
What engineers do
Engineers and scientists
Engineering and technology
Engineers and the world
Career options
Women, minorities, and engineering
2. The Common Elements of Engineering 27
Career opportunities and goals
Areas of work
Education
Employment in the private and public sectors
Engineers and computers
Salaries and the intangible rewards
3. Classic Engineering 43
Electrical/electronics engineering
Mechanical engineering
Civil engineering
Chemical engineering
Mining, metallurgical, and petroleum engineering
4. Modern Engineering 101
Industrial/manufacturing engineering
Aerospace/aeronautical engineering
Materials engineering
Environmental engineering
Computer engineering
5. Engineering Specialties 125
Biomedical/bioengineering
Agricultural engineering
Nuclear engineering
Marine/ocean engineering and naval architecture
Safety and fire protection engineering
Optical engineering
Other engineering specialties
6. Engineering Technology 143
The pros and cons of engineering technology
Types of engineering technology degrees
Work environments
7. Engineering Education 151
The engineering curriculum
Choosing a school
Alternatives to the four-year program
Financial aid
What to do now
Appendix A Recommended Reading 163
Appendix B Engineering and Technology Associations 165
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