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Designing Engineers : An Introductory Text - Susan McCahan

Paperback Published: 20th January 2015
ISBN: 9780470939499
Number Of Pages: 624

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Designing Engineers First Edition is written in short modules, where each module is built around a specific learning outcome and is cross-referenced to the other modules that should be read as pre-requisites, and could be read in tandem with or following that module. The book begins with a brief orientation to the design process, followed by coverage of the design process in a series of short modules. The rest of the book contains a set of modules organized in several major categories: Communication & Critical Thinking, Teamwork & Project Management, and Design for Specific Factors (e.g. environmental, human factors, intellectual property). A resource section provides brief reference material on economics, failure and risk, probability and statistics, principles & problem solving, and estimation.

Entering the Design Process


1. Introduction

2. Design Process Review

3. Phases of a project

4. Communicating through the process

5. What engineers design

6. How design projects are initiated


1. The core process cycle

2. School projects

The Core Engineering Design Process

1. Requirements Generation

2. Multi-use Design Tools

3. Idea Generation

4. Decision Making

5. Iterating

6. Investigating Ideas

7. Post-conceptual Design


Appendix A: Communication & Critical Thinking

1. Critical Thinking

2. Communication



3. Audio-Visual

Appendix B: Teamwork & Project Management


1. Project Management

Basics of Project Management

Advanced Project Management

Instructions for PM software

1. Interacting with a Client

Appendix C: Design for X

Design for Durability

Design for the Environment

Design for Flexibility

Design for Human Factors

Design for Intellectual Property

Design for Manufacturability

Design for Safety

Design for Testing & Maintenance

Appendix D: Resources

Principles & Problem Solving


Probability & Statistics

Failure & Risk


Case Studies


ISBN: 9780470939499
ISBN-10: 0470939494
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 624
Published: 20th January 2015
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.0  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.84
Edition Number: 1

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