Skills for engineering and built environment students: university to career

Skills for engineering and built environment students: university to career

by John Davies

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Overview

Skills for engineering and built environment students: university to career by John Davies

There are a lot of important skills needed for a career in engineering. As well as academic skills, future engineers need to be able to present data, work in project teams, carry out experiments, problem solve and write reports. This book emphasises the importance of these core skills, and supports engineering students as they successfully navigate their courses and move forward into a career of ongoing development.

Written in a friendly and encouraging style, Skills for engineering and built environment students:
• Provides guidance on both the study and the professional practice of engineering
• Addresses common worries and pitfalls, debunking myths and demystifying jargon
• Helps with milestones such as group projects, presentations, work placements and job interviews

Supported by interviews with students, lecturers, young engineers and employers, Skills for engineering and built environment students guides students and early-career professionals through an important transition stage, thoroughly preparing them for the world of work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137404213
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 05/05/2016
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

About the Author

John Davies is Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering at Coventry University. He has 8 years of practical experience as a civil engineer and 30 years of academic experience at the University of Westminster and Coventry University and was Head of Department at Coventry from 2001 to 2010.

Table of Contents

PART I: GETTING STARTED .- 1. The Initial Transition to University .- 2. Organisation, Initiative and Flexibility
PART II: STUDY SKILLS .- 3. Basic Academic Skills .- 4. Writing .- 5. Information Sources .- 6. Number and Data Presentation .- PART III: REALISTIC CHALLENGES .- 7. The Bigger Picture: Education and Professional Development .- 8. Personal Development Planning and Recording .- 9. Practical Work .- 10. Graphical Communication and Design .- 11. Teamwork and Realistic Projects .- PART IV: INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT .- 12. The Bigger Picture: Learning and Teaching .- 13. Reports .- 14. Research Methods .- 15. Presentations.- PART V: PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY.- 16. Work Experience.- 17. Job Searching.- 18. A Professional Career.

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The book covers aspects specific to engineering and the built environment courses and careers, but many of the more generic sections of the book would be appropriate for any discipline. The quotes from students were particularly useful and give weight to the author's points.' – Professor David Cheshire, Staffordshire University

'It has a relaxed style and tone and feels like the friendly uncle who is 'in the know'. The defining feature is the style and tone. I think the quotes will be attractive to students – in my experience students trust other students' opinions over the advice of staff!' – Professor Tony Price, University of Warwick

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