So You Want to be an Engineer What to Learn and What to Expect Ray Floyd, Richard Spencer

Format:
Paperback
ISBN:
9780831135232
Published:
26th March 2015
Publisher:
Industrial Press Inc.,U.S.
Dimensions:
192 pages: 152 x 228 x 10mm

This book is based on the authors' 100-plus years of experience as engineers and provides students with practical knowledge of what to expect as they enter the engineering field with a career in mind. Besides students, it will also serve as a practical guide for guidance counselors and recent engineering graduates, and contains topics infrequently found in other introductory engineering texts such as mentoring, interviewing, intellectual property, and how to navigate the variety of career choices. Every chapter contains a recommended reading list for additional information, and most chapters include problem-solving tasks that help students master the topic. It is written in a conversational style. It is designed for the introductory freshman-level course but also suitable for high school. The many practical examples in the appendices are not usually covered in such detail.

Engineering 101.; Engineering Specialties.; Product Development.; Support Team.; Military Engineering.; Women in Engineering.; Professional Engineer.; Career Path Choices.; Soft Skill Needs - Communications 101.; Intellectual Property.; Engineering Tools.; Subjects of Interest.; Sample Report Format.; Sample Presentation.; Sample Test Plan.; Sample Test Script.; Sample Market Requirements Document.; Sample Engineering Specification.; Standards Organizations.; Sample Resume.; ABET Program.; Index.


Raymond Floyd worked as an engineer and manager at IBM for 30 years, which included programming support for NASA's Apollo Program and the Department of Defense's Anti-Ballistic Missile Program. Prior to IBM, he worked as a Senior Instructor in Philco's Computer Division. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming, developing and teaching courses in engineering, mathematics, computer systems, and programming. His undergraduate and Masters degrees are from Florida Atlantic University, and his Ph.D. is from California Coast University. He is also a graduate of the IBM Systems Research Institute. Richard Spencer worked as aSenior HumanFactorsEngineer at IBM for over 30 years, where he focused on productplanning, development, and testing, His responsibilities included consultant work for Hughes Traffic Management Systems for the Florida Department of Transportation and thetesting of Automatic Vehicle Identification Systems for airports.He was also the project manager for internal courses at IBM andwrote IBM s guide for productdevelopment and testing."

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