Engineering Your Future: A Brief Introduction to Engineering

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9780199348053: Engineering Your Future: A Brief Introduction to Engineering

Engineering Your Future 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. This text clarifies those options and directs students down the path to a rewarding career in the engineering field.

Engineering Your Future: A Brief Introduction to Engineering, Fifth Edition, is a concise and inexpensive version of Engineering Your Future: A Comprehensive Introduction to Engineering, Eighth Edition. Containing the eleven most popular chapters from its parent text, this brief version offers the best option for instructors looking for a solid base from which to work while they incorporate outside projects or assignments.

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.

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 9 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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About 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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