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Engineering Your Future: A Comprehensive Introduction to Engineering

Engineering Your Future: A Comprehensive Introduction to Engineering

Engineering Your Future: A Comprehensive Introduction to Engineering
By William Oakes, Les Leone, Craig Gunn

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Book Description

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. Fortunately, there is Engineering Your Future: A Comprehensive Introduction to Engineering, Seventh Edition, an authoritative guide to the academic expectations and professional opportunities that help direct students down the path to a rewarding career in the engineering field.


* 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, being an effective member of a team
* Introduces a design methodology that can be used immediately and in subsequent design courses
* Provides a handy review in units and conversions, mathematics, and engineering fundamentals
* The exceptionally broad coverage provides instructors unparalleled flexibility in using the Engineering Your Future in any type of introductory course

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
* Timely financial aid information covers student loans, financial assistance, grants, and avoiding scams

Instructor's Resources

Oakes EYF Comprehensive IRCD (9780199798513)

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

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #803894 in Books
  • Brand: Brand: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Published on: 2011-04-01
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 6.90" h x 1.10" w x 9.90" l, 2.10 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 624 pages


  • Used Book in Good Condition

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

William C. Oakes is Associate Professor of Freshman Engineering at Purdue University.

Les L. Leone is former Director of Cooperative Engineering Education at Michigan State University.

Craig J. Gunn is Director of Communications in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University.

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
5Great book
By Dora Chavez
Really gives insight to the different fields and requirements of engineering. Text is clear and concise, and has many good and humorous examples.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5A little beaten up but in good enough condition
By Imanie Patel
It came exactly as described. A little beaten up but in good enough condition. Didn't actually use it for my class though!

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5Five Stars
By Amazon Customer
As expected good info

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