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Skills for engineering and built environment students

university to career

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 192
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05 May 2016

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There are a lot of important skills needed for a career in engineering. As well as academic skills, future engineers need to be able to present data, work in project teams, carry out experiments, problem solve and write...

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There are a lot of important skills needed for a career in engineering. As well as academic skills, future engineers need to be able to present data, work in project teams, carry out experiments, problem solve and write reports. This book emphasises the importance of these core skills, and supports engineering students as they successfully navigate their courses and move forward into a career of ongoing development. Written in a friendly and encouraging style, Skills for engineering and built environment students:• Provides guidance on both the study and the professional practice of engineering• Addresses common worries and pitfalls, debunking myths and demystifying jargon• Helps with milestones such as group projects, presentations, work placements and job interviews Supported by interviews with students, lecturers, young engineers and employers, Skills for engineering and built environment students guides students and early-career professionals through an important transition stage, thoroughly preparing them for the world of work.

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Emphasis on both the study of and the professional practice of engineering
Illustration of the material with quotes from interviews with students, staff, young engineers and employers
An informing and encouraging style throughout
Satisfies many important needs for guidance at crucial times: initial orientation, the first group project, the first major presentation, the dissertation, first job application/interview

PART I: GETTING STARTED
1. The Initial Transition to University
2. Organisation, Initiative and Flexibility
PART II: STUDY SKILLS
3. Basic Academic Skills
4. Writing
5. Information Sources
6. Number and Data Presentation
PART III: REALISTIC CHALLENGES
7. The Bigger Picture: Education and Professional Development
8. Personal Development Planning and Recording
9. Practical Work
10. Graphical Communication and Design
11. Teamwork and Realistic Projects
PART IV: INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT
12. The Bigger Picture: Learning and Teaching
13. Reports
14. Research Methods
15. Presentations
PART V: PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY
16. Work Experience
17. Job Searching
18. A Professional Career.

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John Davies is Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering at Coventry University. He has 8 years of practical experience as a civil engineer and 30 years of academic experience at the University of Westminster and Coventry University and was Head of Department at Coventry from 2001 to 2010.

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John Davies is Emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering at Coventry University. He has 8 years of practical experience as a civil engineer and 30 years of academic experience at the University of Westminster and Coventry University and was Head of Department at Coventry from 2001 to 2010.

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