ISBN 9780201498516,Engineering by Design

Engineering by Design



Prentice Hall

Publication Year 1998

ISBN 9780201498516

ISBN-10 0201498510


Number of Pages 576 Pages
Language (English)

Electronics & communications engineering

This text follows the proven engineering design process of needs assessment, problem formulation, abstraction, synthesis, analysis, and implementation. Combining classical design principles with historical and modern examples of engineering design, this text offers a well-rounded introduction to the subject. The design process provides the skeletal structure for the text, around which are wrapped numerous cases and examples from a variety of engineering disciplines that illustrate both successes and failures in design.

Engineering by Design provides class-tested resources and a framework for students to:
formulate problems correctly
work successfully in interdisciplinary teams
develop their creativity, imagination, and analytical skills
make informed ethical decisions
hone their written and oral communication skills
Written for introductory engineering courses, this text is also suitable for a number of other design courses. Instructor materials and a website support those who may be new to teaching a design course.

About the Author
Gerard Voland has taught design for 20 years and pioneered an innovative, nationally recognized freshman design course at Northeastern University. In 1994 he was named the George A. Snell Professor of Engineering in appreciation for his work with this freshman design course and with engineering curriculum reform at Northeastern. He is also the author of textbooks on engineering graphics and control systems modeling. He lives in in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, with his wife, Margaret Voland, a mathematician who researched and developed the case problems in this book.