Engineering Design, Planning, and Management


  • Hugh Jack, Product Design and Manufacturing Engineering, Grand Valley State University. Awarded the John T. Parsons Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineering Award by SME in 2000.

Engineering Design, Planning and Management covers engineering design methodology with an interdisciplinary approach, concise discussions, and a visual format. The book covers the product design process in the context of both established companies and entrepreneurial start-ups. Readers will discover the usefulness of the design process model through practical examples and applications from across the engineering disciplines.

Author Hugh Jack takes the reader through phases ranging from risk assessment and need identification through specification and detailed design, addressing intellectual property issues as well. Recognizing that design is a process commonly performed in teams, Jack also covers project management and team dynamic topics where appropriate.

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Product Designers/Product Engineers, Product Team Managers, undergraduate product design courses in departments of mechanical engineering and engineering technology. 


Book information

  • Published: January 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-397158-6

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: An Overview of Design Products
Chapter 2: Needs Identification and Specifications
Chapter 3: Design Concepts and Embodiments
Chapter 4: People and Teams
Chapter 5: Decision Making
Chapter 6: Planning and Managing Projects
Chapter 7: Finance, Budgets, Purchasing, and Bidding
Chapter 8: Communication, Meetings, and Presentations
Chapter 9: Universal Design Topics
Chapter 10: Reliability and System Design
Chapter 11: Manufacturing Design
Chapter 12: Mechanical Design