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Print Price: $63.99

Format:
Paperback
360 pp.
120 figures, 131 photos, 19 tables, 7.5" x 9.25"

ISBN-13:
9780190160876

Copyright Year:
2023

Imprint: OUP Canada


Introduction to Engineering

A Guide to Professional Practice in Canada

Peter Ostafichuk and Carol P. Jaeger

Designed as a highly affordable text for today's engineering student, Oxford's Introduction to Engineering informed by CEAB critera and procedures and features a modular format so that it can be easily pulled apart and seamlessly rebuilt using only the modules required for a particular course. To reflect the changing makeup of today's engineering programs, it embodies a gender-inclusive approach that encourages female students and teaches all students about gender bias in the industry. Written in a clear, concise, and engaging voice while covering the content in enough depth to satisfy curriculum requirements, Introduction to Engineering will be available in print and ebook formats, supported by videos, animations, quizzes, and interactive activities not available with any other text on the market.

Readership : College and university students in engineering programs that include a first-year course covering the fundamental skills and knowledge of the profession.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Module 1: What Is Engineering?
1. The profession of engineering
2. What it takes to be an engineer
3. Engineering specializations
Module 2: The Engineering Design Process
4. Overview of the engineering design process
5. Clarifying the design process
6. Generating potential solutions
7. Identifying the most promising solution
Module 3: Technical Skills
8. Problem analysis
9. Introduction to prototyping
10. Engineering drawings
11. Managing risk
Module 4: Sustainability
12. Framework for sustainable development
13. Systems thinking
14. Life-cycle thinking
Module 5: Professional Skills
15. Technical communication
16. Professional ethics
17. Working in teams
18. Health and safety
19. Managing projects
Appendix A: Understanding Learning
The neuroscience of learning
Growth mindset and grit
Bloom's Taxonomy
Perry's Scheme
Metacognition
Appendix B: Strategies to Support Your Learning
The role of sleep, diet, and exercise
Managing stress
Managing time
A summary of learning strategies
Becoming a life-long learner
Index

Student Resources:
· Enhanced ebook with flashcards, self-study questions, and matching activities
· Videos (narrated powerpoints)
Instructor Resources:
· Instructor's manual
· Test bank

Peter Ostafichuk is a professor of teaching and chair of First Year Engineering at the University of British Columbia.

Carol P. Jaeger is a professor of engineering and associate dean of Undergraduate Engineering Programs at the University of British Columbia.

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Special Features

  • Based on CEAB criteria. The text is organized around the 12 Graduate Attributes used by the Engineers Canada Accreditation Board (CEAB) to evaluate engineering programs.
  • Gender-inclusive. The text is written to reflect the changing makeup of today's engineering programs, with an approach that encourages female students and teaches all students about gender bias in the industry.
  • Modular format. The text is organized into modules that can be used in any sequence to suit the highly variable needs of introductory engineering courses.
  • Print and digital. The text will be available in print and ebook formats, supported by videos, animations, quizzes, and interactive activities not available with any other text on the market.