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Engineering Your Future A Brief Introduction to Engineering

ISBN-10: 0199797552

ISBN-13: 9780199797554

Edition: 4th 2011

Authors: William Oakes, Les Leone, Craig Gunn

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List price: $29.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Eva Ellen Wagner, geboren 1984, studierte Rechtswissenschaften mit dem Schwerpunkt Kultur- und Medienrecht an der Universit�t Mainz. Seit ihrem Ersten Staatsexamen ist sie als Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Lehrstuhl f�r �ffentliches Recht, V�lker- und Europarecht, Medienrecht der Universit�t Mainz t�tig. Derzeit absolviert sie zudem ihr Referendariat im Oberlandesgerichtsbezirk Koblenz.

Preface
The History of Engineering
Introduction
Getting Started
The Beginnings of Engineering
An Overview of Ancient Engineering
Traveling Through the Ages
Exercises and Activities
Engineering Majors
Introduction
Engineering Functions
Engineering Majors
Emerging Fields
Closing Thoughts
References
Exercises and Activities
Profiles of Engineers
A Statistical Profile of the Engineering Profession
Statistical Overview
College Enrollment Trends of Engineering Students
College Majors of Recent Engineering Students
Degrees in Engineering
Job Placement Trends
Salaries of Engineers
The Diversity of the Profession
Distribution of Engineers by Field of Study
Engineering Employment by Type of Employer
Percent of Students Unemployed or in Graduate School
A Word from Employers
Exercises and Activities
Succeeding in the Classroom
Introduction
Attitude
Goals
Keys to Effectiveness
Test-taking
Making the Most of Your Professors
Learning Styles
Well-Rounded Equals Effective
Your Effective Use of Time
Accountability
Overcoming Challenges
References
Exercises and Activities
Problem Solving
Introduction
Analytic and Creative Problem Solving
Analytic Problem Solving
Creative Problem Solving
Personal Problem Solving Styles
Brainstorming Strategies
Critical Thinking
References
Exercises and Activities
Computer Tools for Engineers
The Internet
Word Processing Programs
Spreadsheets
Mathematics Software
Presentation Software
Operating Systems
Exercises and Activities
Teamwork
Introduction
Engineers Often Work in Teams
Team Growth Stages
What Makes a Successful Team?
Team Leadership
Team Organizational Structures
Effective Decision Making
Attitudes Toward Team Experiences
Documenting Team Performance
References
Exercises and Activities
Engineering Design
What Is Engineering Design?
The Design Process
Exercises and Activities
Communication Skills
Why Do We Communicate?
Oral Communication Skills
Written Communication-Skills
Other Types of Communication
Exercises and Activities
Ethics and Engineering
Introduction
The Nature of Ethics
The Nature of Engineering Ethics
The Issues and Topics of Engineering Ethics
Exercises and Activities
Engineering Work Experience
A Job and Experience
Summer Jobs and On- and Off-Campus Work Experiences
Volunteer or Community Service Experiences
Supervised Independent Study or Research Assistantship
Internships
Cooperative Education
Which Is Best for You?
Exercises and Activities
Appendix: The Basics of PowerPoint
Index