Engineering Your Future: The Professional Practice of Engineering, Second Edition

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American Society of Civil Engineers, Jan 1, 2000 - Technology & Engineering - 524 pages
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This book is an essential career tool for engineering and technical students or young professionals. Walesh, drawing from his 35 years of experience, provides valuable advice and instruction crucial to success in today's work world. Providing the wisdom and insight of a mentor, Walesh covers such concepts as self-management, communication, interpersonal relationships, teamwork, project and total quality management, design, engineering economics, organizational structures, business accounting, law, ethics, consulting, and marketing.

This completely revised edition includes references to useful websites, tips on preparation of graphics, an introduction to project management software, and a discussion of virtual organization. Other key changes include a section on applying codes of ethics, a discussion of qualifications-based and fee-based selection of design professionals, and an updated treatment of the changing workplace.

Engineering Your Future is designed to supplement the technical preparation of engineers and other technical professionals. The nontechnical focus of this book supports the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology's (ABET's) Engineering Criteria 2000. Exercises at the end of the chapters help students review what they have learned and put it into practice.

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About the author (2000)

Stuart G. Walesh, Ph.D., P.E., is an independent consultant to private and public clients and previously served as a professor and dean in the engineering college at Valparaiso University. He is also the author of Managing and Leading: 52 Lessons Learned for Engineers (ASCE Press, 2004).

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