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Engineering Your Future: An Australasian Guide, 3rd Edition

Engineering Your Future: An Australasian Guide, 3rd Edition

David Dowling, Roger Hadgraft, Anna Carew, Tim McCarthy, Doug Hargreaves, Caroline Baillie

ISBN: 978-0-730-31472-1

Sep 2015

816 pages

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Engineering Your Future: An Australasian Guide, Third edition, is the ideal resource for undergraduate students beginning their engineering studies. Building on the success of the popular first and second editions, this new edition continues the strong and practical emphasis on skills that are essential for engineering problem solving and design. Numerous topical and locally focused examples of projects across the broad range of engineering disciplines help to demonstrate vividly the role and responsibilities of a professional engineer. Themes of sustainability, ethical practice and effective communication are a constant throughout the text.

This edition extensively covers the concepts of sustainability, design, engineering economics and professional responsibility. In addition, its many exercises and project activities will encourage students to put key engineering principles and skills into practice.

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About the authors xvi

Preface xxi

Engineering text applications at a glance xxiv

Acknowledgements xxxiv

Part 1 Introduction to engineering 1

1. What is engineering? 3

2. The engineering method 55

Part 2 Engineering in society 113

3. Sustainable engineering 115

4. Professional responsibility and ethics 171

Part 3 Professional skills 219

5. Self-management 221

6. Collaborating with others 281

Part 4 Communication 325

7. Understanding communication 327

8. Communication skills 379

Part 5 Applying the engineering method 429

9. Understanding the problem 431

10. Engineering design 485

11. Evaluating options 537

12. Engineering decision making 569

13. Managing engineering projects 605

14. Communicating information 653

Part 6 Planning your career 715

15. Your engineering future 717

Glossary 757

Index 764

  • Expanded coverage of sustainability, design, engineering economics and professional responsibility concepts
  • New and updated real world engineering project examples to illustrate key concepts
  • Spotlights – each chapter features numerous local examples of real world engineering projects across the broad range of engineering disciplines. The ‘Engineering Text Applications at a Glance’ grid in the text’s preliminary pages provides a visual overview of this multidisciplinary coverage.
  • End of chapter exercises and project activities – provide students with ample opportunity to put key engineering principles and skills into practice.
  • Detailed coverage of non-technical engineering graduate skills and competencies, as outlined by Engineers Australia (the national accreditation body for engineering courses). The text has been written by Australian Engineering academics to address the key nontechnical engineering attributes that have been identified by Engineers Australia as being essential for contemporary engineering education. For example, skills and knowledge relating to:
    - Problem solving and systems thinking
    - Sustainability concepts
    - Project management
    - Communication
    - Information management
    - Professional responsibility and ethics
    - Teamwork