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Engineering Design, Planning, and Management

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.

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

Paperback, 492 Pages

Published: January 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-397158-6


  • 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


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