Engineering Your Future: A Brief Introduction To Engineering

Engineering Your Future: A Brief Introduction To Engineering

  • Publish Date: 2011-04-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: William Oakes;Les Leone;Craig Gunn
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Engineering--a field that is both academically rigorous and creatively demanding. Faced with endless career opportunities, today's students matriculate without a clear idea about the study and practice of engineering. With a unique modular approach, Engineering Your Future is an authoritative guide to the academic expectations and professional opportunities in the engineering field.

Engineering Your Future: A Brief Introduction to Engineering, Fourth Edition, is a concise, inexpensive version of Engineering Your Future: A Comprehensive Introduction to Engineering, Seventh Edition. Containing the twelve most popular chapters from the comprehensive version, the Brief offers the best option for instructors looking for a solid base to work from while they incorporate outside projects or assignments.


* 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 all-important problem-solving and communication skills that are critical to success both in the classroom and in the working world
* Offers guidance both for leading teams and, just as importantly, for being an effective member of a team
* Introduces a design methodology that can be used immediately and in subsequent design courses

New to this Edition

* Updated Computer Tools chapter covers computer use from the history of the internet through advanced engineering packages, including spreadsheets, mathematical programs, social media, and communicating via email
* Effective coverage of teamwork for engineering classes shows students how a diversity of skills is essential to their future careers
* Updated green and bioengineering information address current issues including sustainability and advancing human health
* Fresh new profiles of contemporary engineers and their current research give students an insider's glimpse into what fields they may be most suited for
* Up-to-date statistics for the job market provide critical data to help inform students' career decisions

Instructor's Resources

Oakes EYF Brief IRCD (9780199798520)

Instructor's CD contains PowerPoint-based lectures and computerized test bank

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