Engineering Your Future – William C. Oakes, Les L. Leone, Craig J. Gunn – 6th Edition


Students cannot make an educated decision about what career to pursue without adequate information. This Comprehensive Version from the Engineering Your Future series provides a broad introduction to the study and practice of engineering. It presents vital information in an interesting and easy-to-read manner.

Engineering Your Future has been developed with the following goals and objectives:

* To introduce students to the broad spectrum of the engineering profession.
* To encourage students to explore the challenges, problems, issues, and functions of the various engineering fields.
* To provide students with a perspective of the necessary written and oral communication skills used by engineers.
* To introduce students to the professional character and ethical responsibility of engineers.
* To provide students with an awareness of historic engineering developments and their impact on society.
* To introduce students to the global scope of the present-day engineering community.
* To present problem solving skills that will aid in the success of students in the classroom.
* To assist students in applying common computer software, useful in their studies.
* To introduce students to a design methodology for use in subsequent design courses.
* To provide students with the latest statistics relative to the engineering community.

Table of Contents

The World of Engineering
1. The History of Engineering
2. Engineering Majors
3. Profiles of Working Engineers
4. A Statistical Profile of the Profession
5. Global and International Engineering
6. Future Challenges

Studying Engineering
7. Succeeding in the Classroom
8. Problem-Solving
9. Visualization and Graphics
10. Computer Tools for Engineers
11. Teamwork Skills
12. Project Management
13. Engineering Design
14. Communication Skills
15. The Ethics of Engineering

The Fundamentals of Engineering
16. Units and Conversions
17. Mathematics Review
18. Engineering Fundamentals

The Engineer on Campus
19. The Campus Experience
20. Financial Aid
21. Engineering Work Experience
22. Connections: Liberal Arts and Engineering

Appendix A: The Basics of PowerPoint Appendix B: An Introduction to MATLAB
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