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Introduction to Engineering

An Assessment and Problem Solving Approach, 1st Edition

By Quamrul H. Mazumder

CRC Press

438 pages | 50 Color Illus. | 227 B/W Illus.

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Developed for the Ultimate Introductory Engineering Course

Introduction to Engineering: An Assessment and Problem-Solving Approach incorporates experiential, and problem- and activity-based instruction to engage students and empower them in their own learning. This book compiles the requirements of ABET, (the organization that accredits most US engineering, computer science, and technology programs and equivalency evaluations to international engineering programs) and integrates the educational practices of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). The book provides learning objectives aligned with ABET learning outcomes and AAC&U high-impact educational practices. It also identifies methods for overcoming institutional barriers and challenges to implementing assessment initiatives. The book begins with an overview of the assessment theory, presents examples of real-world applications, and includes key assessment resources throughout.

In addition, the book covers six basic themes:

  • Use of assessment to improve student learning and educational programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Understanding and applying ABET criteria to accomplish differing program and institutional missions
  • Illustration of evaluation/assessment activities that can assist faculty in improving undergraduate and graduate courses and programs
  • Description of tools and methods that have been demonstrated to improve the quality of degree programs and maintain accreditation
  • Using high-impact educational practices to maximize student learning
  • Identification of methods for overcoming institutional barriers and challenges to implementing assessment initiative

A practical guide to the field of engineering and engineering technology, Introduction to Engineering: An Assessment and Problem-Solving Approach serves as an aid to both instructor and student in developing competencies and skills required by ABET and AAC&U.

Reviews

"While this book covers a large amount of topics in engineering/engineering technology education and professions, from what I’ve read, each topic is concisely and practically written, and well organized. I also appreciate the diversity in background and skill of the engineering professionals that shared their experiences in this book. In addition to providing guidance to engineering/engineering technology students and educators, this book can serve as an excellent reference book for high school/college academic advisors and career counselors, parents, or anyone who’s interested to learn more about the engineering/engineering technology education and professions.

—Yiheng Wang, Lone Star College – CyFair, The Woodlands, Texas, USA

"The material covered in the textbook is well organized and thoroughly documented. I particularly like the detailed statements from engineers working in industry. This provides very useful perspectives for students. I also like that the author provides a summary of many subjects required by most engineering/engineering technology programs. This book could become a key supplemental (reference) text for students as they work their way through their program."

—Rob Speckert, Miami University, Hamilton, Ohio, USA

Table of Contents

ENGINEERING EDUCATION

Engineering and Technology Professions

Engineering and Engineering Technology

Employment Outlook

Skills and Competencies (What Employers Are Looking For)

Engineering Disciplines

Professional Engineering License

Professional Engineering Organizations

Summary

Bibliography

Engineering Education

What Is Engineering?

Engineering Education

ABET Accreditation

Curriculum Mapping

Assessment and Continuous Improvement

High-Impact Educational Practices

Plan of Study

Summary

Bibliography

How to Learn

Introduction

Metacognition

Types of Knowledge

Study Skills/Metacognitive Learning Strategies

Learning Styles

Teaching Styles

Time Management

Bloom’s Taxonomy

Learning Pyramid

Skill-Based Learning

Summary

References

ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS

Computer-Aided Design

Introduction

Advantages of CAD

CAD Software

Drawings in SketchUp Pro

Orthographic Drawings in CAD

Preparing Model for LayOut

Dimensioning Orthogonal View

L-Bracket Design

ABET Program outcomes

Review Questions

Statics

Introduction

Scalars and Vectors

Equilibrium of Forces

Moment, Couple, Torque

Free-Body Diagram

Centroids and Center of Gravity

Moment of Inertia

Materials Engineering

Introduction

Metals

Ceramic Materials

Polymers

Composite Materials

Conclusion

Design and Analysis

Introduction

Stress and Strain

Uniaxial Loading and Deformation

Maximum Normal Stress Theory

Pressure Vessel

Shear Stress

Stress in Beams

Buckling in Column

Thermodynamics

Heat Transfer

Fluid Mechanics

PRODUCT DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

Electric Circuits and Components

Introduction

Understanding Electricity

Circuit Components

Circuit Symbols and Schematic Design

Understanding Circuits

Resistors

Capacitors

Inductors

Diodes

Transistors

Integrated Circuits

Summary

Engineering Economics

Introduction

Nominal and Effective Interest Rate

Effect of Time and Interest on Money

Present, Annual, and Future Worth Analysis

Rate of Return Analysis

Decision Making

ENGINEERING PROFESSION

Probability and Statistics

Introduction

Probability

Statistics

Statistics in Organizations

Data

Computer Programming

Importance of Programming

Languages and Applications

Algorithm Development

Comments and Documentation

Reserved or Keywords

Variables, Constants, and Their Data Types

Input and Output

Assignment and Arithmetic Operators

Conditional Expressions

Selection Statements

Loop Structures

Functions and Procedures

Testing and Debugging

Summary

Product Design and Development

Introduction

Overview of the Design Process

Definition of the Problem

Product Development Process

Product Design

Objectives of Design and Development Techniques

Techniques That Can Be Used in Product Design and Development

Summary

Bibliography

Manufacturing Processes

Introduction to Machines

Metal-Forming Processes and Metal-Cutting Processes

Machines and Tools

Machine Process Flow

Welding and Cutting

Review Questions

Engineering and Society

Social Influence in a Globalized World

Evolution of Social Norms and Technology

Emerging Social Norms in Social Networking

Political Influence

Learning from Tragedy: The Fukushima Disaster

Lessons from Fukushima

Pursuit of Social Understanding

References

Engineering Ethics

Introduction

Ethics in Engineering Education

Ethics in Engineering Profession

References

Communication and Teamwork

Essential "Soft" Skills in a Globalized Workforce

Communication

Teamwork Essentials

References

Appendices

About the Author

Dr. Quamrul H. Mazumder received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Bangladesh Agricultural University. Passionate about learning, Dr. Mazumder joined a full-time teaching position in the engineering technology department at Pittsburgh State University. Later he joined the University of Michigan-Flint, where he currently serves as the associate chairman for the department of computer science, engineering, and physics. Dr. Mazumder has 15 years of teaching experience in engineering and engineering technology. His research includes student learning, motivation, metacognition, teaching and learning styles, quality of higher education, globalization of education, and other related areas.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC008000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
TEC009070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical