|aEngineering practice in a global context :|bunderstanding the technical and the social /|ceditors, Bill Williams, Jose Figueiredo, James Trevelyan.
|aBoca Raton :|bCRC Press,|cc2014.
|axii, 288 p. :|bill. ;|c26 cm.
|a"A Balkema book."
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|a"This book characterizes the technical and social aspects of engineering practice and to look at ways that this characterization can be important in the design of engineering courses in higher education. The principal contours of the work include the study of engineering practice and its relation to knowledge, competences and to cross-disciplinary and identity contexts. Empirical data on the practice of engineering professionals are presented from a range of companies in different national contexts, including engineering design companies and engineering innovation leaders"--|cProvided by publisher.
內容簡介top Engineering Practice in a Global Context 簡介 This volume aims to provide the reader with a broad cross-section of empirical research being carried out into engineers at work. The chapters provide pointers to other relevant studies over recent decades ?an important aspect, we believe, because this area has only recently begun to coalesce as a field of study and up to now relevant empirical research has tended to be published across a range of academic disciplines. This lack of readily available literature might explain why contemporary notions of engineering have drifted far from the realities of practice and are in urgent need of revision.The principal focus is on what empirical studies tell us about the social and technical aspects of engineering practice and the mutual interaction between the two. After a foreword by Gary Lee Downey, the research presented by the various chapter authors is based on empirical data from studies of engineers working in a variety of global settings that include Australia, Ireland, Portugal, South Asia, Switzerland, the UK and the USThe following groups of readers are addressed:esearchers and students with an interest in engineering practice,rofessional engineers, particularly those interested in research on engineering practice,ngineering educators, eople who employ, recruit or work with engineers.Providing a much clearer picture of engineering practice and its variations than has been available until now, the book is of interest to engineers and those who work with them. At the same time it provides invaluable resource material for educators who are aiming for more authentic learning experiences in their classrooms.Further information, visit the website Engineering Practice in a Global Context Online: http://epr.ist.utl.pt/EPGC/