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

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Overview

More than 100 opportunities for students and job seekers!

The most comprehensive career book series available, Opportunities in...covers a range of professions from acting to writing, and encompasses traditional as well as cutting-edge careers. Each book offers job seekers essential information about a variety of careers within each field and includes training and education requirements, salary statistics, and professional and Internet resources.

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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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