Synopses & Reviews
Thoroughly updated to reflect modern engineering practice, the fifth edition of Engineers and Their Profession
offers in-depth coverage of the engineering enterprise and engineers' involvement in key areas of American endeavor. Comprehensive and accessible, it is an ideal text for an upper-level undergraduate course in engineering professionalism. It is also suitable for introductory freshman engineering courses and for high school and college students considering a career in this diverse field. The book provides a broad overview of the profession and helps students make the transition from college to industry by describing the reality of the business world that they will soon enter. This revised edition includes up-to-date and extensive coverage of ethics and personal responsibility, making it especially useful for engineering professionals. The text is enhanced by study questions at the end of each chapter and numerous figures and tables throughout.
Engineers and Their Profession, 5/e, covers essential design and technical topics while also emphasizing the human aspect of this challenging and rewarding field. The text is flexibly organized into three sections:
· Part I answers the important question, "What do engineers really do?" Topics covered include the branches of engineering; engineering challenges; engineering employment; engineering education; creativity; design and development; and salaries and other rewards.
· Part II discusses how engineers meet their professional obligations to protect the public's health, safety, and welfare. It includes chapters on professional registration; management; ethics and public responsibility; engineering societies; intellectual property; and product liability.
· Part III contains appendices on definitions, codes of ethics, and guidelines for professional employment.
An exceptional resource for students, professionals, and interested general readers, Engineers and Their Profession, 5/e, demonstrates the vitality, diversity, and significance of the field. It shows how engineers will play a pivotal role in several of the great challenges--such as rebuilding the infrastructure and maintaining the quality of the environment--facing our country and the world today.
Table of Contents
1. Is Engineering Really a Profession?
1.1. "What Do Engineers Really Do?"
1.2. Science and Engineering
1.3. Public Image
1.5. What is a Profession?
1.6. Professionalism by Legislation
1.7. The Problem of Numbers
1.8. Engineer Shortage: Fact or Fancy?
1.9. Professional Ferment
1.10. Women in Engineering
1.11. Ethnic Minorities in Engineering
1.12. The Functions of Engineering
1.13. Topics for Study and Discussion
2. Ethics and Public Responsibility
3. Engineering Challenges
4. Engineers in Industry
5. Engineers in Private Practice and in Government
9. Design and Development
10. Product Liability
11. Professional Registration
12. Salaries and Other Rewards
13. Engineering and Education
14. The Branches of Engineering
15. Engineering Societies
Appendix One. Some Definitions
Appendix Two. Code of Ethics, National Society of Professional Engineers
Appendix Three. Guidelines to Professional Employment for Engineers and Scientists (Second Edition, August 1, 1978)