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ABBREVIATED TABLE OF CONTENTS - Studying Engineering 3rd Edition

Preface (Excerpted from First Edition)                                 xi

Preface to the Third Edition                                                  xiii

Chapter 1.  Keys to Success in Engineering Study                1

Introduction                                                                             1

1.1 You Can Do It!                                                                  2

1.2 What is "Success"?                                                                        4

1.3 Keys to Success in Engineering Study                               13

1.4 Models for Viewing Your Education                                             18

1.5 Structure Your Life Situation                                             23

Summary                                                                                 27

References                                                                               28

Problems                                                                                  29

Chapter 2.  The Engineering Profession                                34

Introduction                                                                             34

2.1 What Is Engineering?                                                         35

2.2 The Engineering Process                                                    37

2.3 Case Study: Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle                                  39

2.4 Greatest Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century    46

2.5 Rewards and Opportunities of an Engineering Career                    47

2.6 Engineering Disciplines                                                     61

2.7 Engineering Job Functions                                                 83

2.8 Employment Opportunities                                                            87

2.9 Important Fields for the Future                                          96

2.10 Engineering as a Profession                                             100

Summary                                                                                 105

References                                                                               106

Problems                                                                                  108

Chapter 3.  The Teaching/Learning Process                         114

Introduction                                                                             114

3.1 What is Learning?                                                              115

3.2 How Do We Learn?                                                                       118

3.3 Metacognition – Improving Your Learning Process                       120

3.4 Learning is a Reinforcement Process                                             123

3.5 Understanding the Teaching Part                                      125

3.6 Mistakes Students Make                                                    129

3.7 Don’t Be Hung Up on the Idea of Seeking Help                131

3.8 Academic Success Skills Survey                                        132

Summary                                                                                 133

References                                                                               134

Problems                                                                                  134

Academic Success Skills Survey                                              138

Chapter 4.  Making the Most of How You Are Taught        141

Introduction                                                                             141

4.1 Early Course Preparation                                                   142

4.2 Preparing for Lectures                                                       144

4.3 During Your Lectures                                                        145

4.4 Making Effective Use of Your Professors                         151

4.5 Utilizing Tutors and Other Academic Resources                160

Summary                                                                                 162

References                                                                               163

Problems                                                                                  163

Chapter 5. Making the Learning Process Work for You     167

Introduction                                                                             167

5.1 Skills for Learning                                                             168

5.2 Organizing Your Learning Process                                     174

5.3 Preparing For and Taking Tests                                          186

5.4 Making Effective Use of Your Peers                                             188

Summary                                                                                 196

References                                                                               197

Problems                                                                                  197

Weekly Schedule Form                                                                        200

Chapter 6.  Personal Growth and Development                   201

Introduction                                                                             201

6.1 Personal Development¾Receptiveness to Change                        202

6.2 Making Behavior Modification Work for You                   211

6.3 Understanding Yourself                                                     215

6.4 Understanding Others/Respecting Differences                   225

6.5 Assessment of Your Strengths and Weaknesses                230

6.6 Developing Your Communication Skills                            233

6.7 Mental and Physical Wellness                                            241

6.8 Motivating Yourself                                                           245

Summary                                                                                 249

References                                                                               251

Problems                                                                                  252

Chapter 7.  Broadening Your Education                               257

Introduction                                                                             257

7.1 Participation in Student Organizations                               257

7.2 Participation in Engineering Projects                                              264

7.3 Pre-Professional Employment                                            271

6.4 Putting Something Back                                                     285

Summary                                                                                 289

References                                                                               290

Problems                                                                                  290

Chapter 8.  Orientation to Engineering Education               295

Introduction                                                                             295

8.1 Organization of Engineering Education                             296

8.2 Community College Role in Engineering Education                      298

8.3 The Engineering Education System                                                301

8.4 Academic Advising                                                                       306

8.5 Academic Regulations                                                       310

8.6 Student Conduct and Ethics                                               319

8.7 Graduate Study in Engineering                                          324

8.8 Engineering Study as Preparation for Other Careers                      326

Summary                                                                                 330

References                                                                               331

Problems                                                                                  332

Appendices

Appendix A – 21 Definitions of Engineering                                335

Appendix B – Greatest Engineering Achievements                        338

Appendix C – Engineers Among World’s Wealthiest                     342

Index                                                                                       345

 

 


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