Is There an Engineer Inside You?: A Comprehensive Guide to Career Decisions in Engineering (Fifth Edition)

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  • Author: Celeste Baine
  • Perfect Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Engineering Education Service Center; Fifth Edition (July 22, 2016)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-692-72619-8

Is There an Engineer Inside You? is the world’s most popular engineering career guide with over 80,000 copies sold. Now, in this new 5th edition, you will learn:

  • Why you already have the ability to be an engineer
  • Why an engineering education is so valuable
  • The differences between each branch of engineering
  • The differences between engineering and engineering technology
  • How to succeed in engineering school
  • How women and minorities are getting ahead in engineering
  • How you can change the world as an engineer
  • About sports, music, animal and sustainable engineering
  • About alternatives to traditional engineering

Turn yourself into a top-notch engineering student and become a successful engineer with the ideas and information in this one-of-a-kind resource. Get yourself on the path to a challenging, rewarding, and prosperous career as an engineer by getting inside each discipline, learning the differences and making educated choices. Updated and now covering 45 different branches of engineering and engineering technology, Is There an Engineer Inside You? is packed with suggestions and has tremendous advice on thriving in an engineering student environment.

Table of Contents

Part I, What is Engineering?

Chapter 1

  • Surf's Up in Engineering
  • It’s Not All About Math
  • What Do They Do?
  • Engineers are Creative?
  • What Does an Engineer Look Like?
  • Why Chooses Engineering
  • Your Success Depends on You
  • Match Your Personality
  • Assess Yourself


Chapter 2

Choosing Engineering or Engineering Technology

  • Engineering Technologist & Technician Functions
  • Engineers
  • Engineering Technologists
  • Engineering Technicians

What is a Professional Engineer?
Engineering Intern


Chapter 3
Gearing Up for College

  • Community College Programs
  • Four Year Colleges and Universities
  • Articulation agreements
  • Engineering Curricula
  • Manage Your Time
  • Study Smart
  • Find a Mentor

Choosing the Right School

  • Accelerated Programs
  • Co-ops and Internships


Chapter 4
Women in Engineering


Chapter 5
Minorities in Engineering


Chapter 6
“Wow!” Careers in Engineering

  • Peace Corps
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Imagineering
  • Sports Equipment Design
  • Music Engineering
  • Green Energy Engineering
  • Space Engineering
  • Engineering for Animal Health
  • Engineering in Business
  • Inventing Products
    • Feature Article - Invent it Today!
  • Engineers in Politics
    • Feature Article - George Washington ‑ The First U.S. Engineer
  • The Bachelor of Art in Engineering

Part II, The Many Faces of Engineering

  • Salary Information
  • Aeronautical / Aerospace Engineering
    • Feature Article - Aerospace grad making his mark on the game of golf -- and on the golf ball
  • Agricultural and Biological Engineering
    • Feature Article - Oceans of Opportunity
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Audio Engineering
    • Feature Article - Gaming Sound Engineering
    • Additional Career Tracks
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
    • Additional Career Tracks
  • Biomedical Engineering Technology
  • Ceramic Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Civil or Construction Engineering Technology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
    • The Footsteps of an Electrical Engineer
  • Electronic / Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technology
  • Environmental Engineering
    • The Footsteps of an Environmental Engineer
  • Fire Protection Engineering
  • Fire Protection Engineering Technology
  • Food Engineering
    • Feature Article - Food for Thought - The Engineer Who Came to Dinner
  • Heating, Ventilating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineering
    • Feature Article - Refrigeration, Milton Garland: One “Cool” Engineer
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering Technology
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • Marine Engineering
  • Marine Engineering Technology
  • Materials Engineering
    • Feature Article - Smart Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Metallurgical Engineering
    • The Footsteps of a Metallurgical Engineer
  • Naval Architecture
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Optical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Engineering
  • Plastics Engineering
  • Robotic Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Telecommunications Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Welding Engineering Technology


  • 50 Reasons to Become an Engineer
  • ABET Accredited Programs in Engineering
  • ABET Accredited Programs in Engineering Technology
  • Bibliography/ Recommended Reading

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