Professional Practice in Engineering and Computing: Preparing for Future Careers

1st Edition

Riadh Habash

CRC Press
Published March 28, 2019
Reference - 413 Pages - 134 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367180362 - CAT# K416151

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This book has been developed with an intellectual framework to focus on the challenges and specific qualities applicable to graduates on the threshold of their careers. Young professionals have to establish their competence in complying with multifaceted sets of ethical, environmental, social, and technological parameters. This competence has a vital impact on the curricula of higher education programs, because professional bodies today rely on accredited degrees as the main route for membership.

Consequently, this four-part book makes a suitable resource for a two-semester undergraduate course in professional practice and career development in universities and colleges. With its comprehensive coverage of a large variety of topics, each part of the book can be used as a reference for other related courses where sustainability, leadership, systems thinking and professional practice are evident and increasingly visible.


  • Identifies the values that are unique to the engineering and computing professions, and promotes a general understanding of what it means to be a member of a profession
  • Explains how ethical and legal considerations play a role in engineering practice
  • Discusses the importance of professional communication and reflective practice to a range of audiences
  • Presents the practices of leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, safety and sustainability in engineering design
  • Analyzes and discusses the contemporary practices of project management, artificial intelligence, and professional career development.


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