“The Making of an Expert Engineer” was published nearly five years ago in 2014. I have received lots of complimentary feedback for which I am very grateful.
An early review on Amazon claimed the book could have been written with 100 pages. Maybe. However the book could not have been complete without the research evidence to substantiate its claims. And I think, with respect, that the content that engineers need occupies more than 100 pages, while agreeing that it can be presented in less than 600 pages.
So here are the early drafts of my new book which is shorter and designed to help novice engineers in the first three to five years. The book is designed to be read over 2-3 years, and is presented as a series of short chapters with practice exercises. Ideally the book should also be read by supervisors and mentors so that they can help novices assess their progress.
Only the first 20% of the book is available today. For the time being, anyone who wants to boost their career prospects should also purchase “The Making of an Expert Engineer”.
I am providing the chapter drafts here so you can provide some early feedback and suggestions, especially brief anecdotes or case studies that might help novices in future.