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Engineering Your Future: Comprehensive

Engineering Your Future: Comprehensive

Engineering Your Future: Comprehensive
By William C. Oakes, Les L. Leone

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Book Description

Engineering Your Future: A Comprehensive Introduction to Engineering, Eighth Edition, 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. Engineering Your Future clarifies those options and directs students down the path to a rewarding career in the engineering field. With exceptionally broad coverage, the book provides instructors unparalleled flexibility in any introductory course.

A companion website for the book, containing PowerPoint-based lecture notes and images from the book for professors, is available online at

Engineering Your Future is also available in a brief edition containing the most popular chapters from this comprehensive edition. For more information on that title, please visit its website at

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 13 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

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #306245 in Books
  • Published on: 2014-01-17
  • Ingredients: Example Ingredients
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 7.40" h x 1.10" w x 9.20" l, 2.36 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 704 pages


  • ISBN-10: 0199348014
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199348015

Editorial Reviews

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.

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4Covers essentials, mostly non-technical
By Marc Concepcion
Useful for my intro class, but not much more. It's very basic and covers mostly ethic and methodology (both of which are important) in a non-technical approach. The thing is, I'm a technical guy. I welcome complexity; it tends to lean towards more detail and clarity. Still delivered the right message, though.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
3Although the quality of the book was great, I am sad to say that I never ...
By Angel
Although the quality of the book was great, I am sad to say that I never really got to use the book because the professor never taught out of it. I was pleased with the book arriving on time.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
By kevin dang
Rentwe book. Everything was good. Defonately reccomend this

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