Engineering Your Future: The Non-Technical Side of Professional Practice in Engineering and Other Technical Fields

by Stuart G. Walesh, P.E.,

American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
978-0-7844-0489-8 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0489-5 (ISBN-10), 2000, Soft Cover, Pg. xxv, 497
23 cm
Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


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.

Subject Headings: Engineering profession | Professional practice | Business management | Professional development | Students | Quality control | Consulting services | Organizations


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