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10 Oct 2006
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Engineers have likened reading this book to looking into a mirror and seeing themselves clearly for the first time. The book throws fresh light on engineers, uncovering new information about them and their work. It was written particularly for those who need a better understanding of what engineers write and say, how they write it, and why. The book would interest: students studying engineering and wondering what to expect after their university courses, those who teach or train engineers, and those working in engineering procurement. It will be especially valuable also for researchers and teachers in the areas of professional and organisational studies, English for Science and Technology and English Language Teaching .

The descriptions centre on design engineers and others who work with them, including support engineers and technical authors. The book is lavishly illustrated with diagrams, authentic text extracts , including some spoken exchanges, and candid observations of engineers who search continually, sometimes in vain, for the best solution to the customer's requirement.


Description

Engineers have likened reading this book to looking into a mirror and seeing themselves clearly for the first time. The book throws fresh light on engineers, uncovering new information about them and their work. It was written particularly for those who need a better understanding of what engineers write and say, how they write it, and why. The book would interest: students studying engineering and wondering what to expect after their university courses, those who teach or train engineers, and those working in engineering procurement. It will be especially valuable also for researchers and teachers in the areas of professional and organisational studies, English for Science and Technology and English Language Teaching .

The descriptions centre on design engineers and others who work with them, including support engineers and technical authors. The book is lavishly illustrated with diagrams, authentic text extracts , including some spoken exchanges, and candid observations of engineers who search continually, sometimes in vain, for the best solution to the customer's requirement.


Reviews

'...a unique opportunity for students to see the nuts and bolts of how communication really works in organisations that use team working and integrated systems design. A fly-on-the-wall documentary that will resonate with practising engineers and educate those in universities and procurement agencies. This should be recommended reading for professional studies and PDP-related modules.' - Frank Hamer, Programmes Director (Electronics & Communications), SoCCE, University of Plymouth


Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgements
The Engineers
Engineering Practices and Procedures
The Engineering Product
Engineering Texts
Engineering Specifications and Requirements
The Bid Process and Persuasion
The Presentation of Engineering Proposals
Engineering Proposals - Discourse and Information Structure
Executive Summaries
References
Index


Authors

H.E. SALES is Senior Lecturer of English Language and Linguistics at the College of St Mark and St John, Plymouth, UK. She teaches English Language and Linguistics to British undergraduates, and professional courses in Europe and Britain, including courses for engineers. She taught communication skills to engineering students at Singapore Polytechnic and other tertiary institutions before joining the British Council in Singapore, eventually becoming Director of General and Business English courses.