Introduction to Engineering, 1st Edition © 2024

Introduction to Engineering, published by Pearson, welcomes students to the field of engineering through an exploration of its history, problem-solving process, engineering tools, and technological advances.

  • Covers engineering types, career paths, and necessary skills
  • Hands-on learning opportunities
  • Group projects engage students in the problem-solving process
  • Comprehensive resources for teachers and students

Introductory Engineering CTE Program with Digital Resources

Create a space where students can explore the foundations of engineering and picture themselves working in the field.


STEM Interconnections

Students discover how engineering works with STEM disciplines by taking on technology, science, and math problems in the classroom.


Active, Hands-on Learning

Introduction to Engineering emphasizes working through numerous projects and activities to promote teamwork, hold student interest, and provide meaningful reinforcement.


Comprehensive Teaching and Learning Resources

A Student Workbook provides additional activities and learning extensions. Teacher resources help to create engaging presentations and assessments that gauge class progress with clarity.


Prepare Students for Certification

Introduction to Engineering meets the standards for the Engineering Principles Certification from YouScience™.

Engineering Career Technical Program Teaching Solutions

  • Clear Learning Pathways
  • Supporting Knowledge
  • Additional Student Development
  • Teacher Support

Clear Learning Pathways

  • Objectives List
    Each chapter begins with a list of the learning objectives that will be covered.
  • Comprehensive Check
    The Comprehension Check feature provides periodic review before moving on to the next concept.
  • End-of-Chapter Activities
    End-of-chapter activities such as vocabulary building, content reviews, knowledge applications, and critical thinking questions guide student learning and provide assessment opportunities.

Supporting Knowledge

  • Key Terms
    Key Terms are highlighted in the margins and within the text for quick reference and review.
  • Side Features
    Side Features extend concepts with real-world applications.
  • Highly Visual Design
    The layout of the book contains color photos, line drawings, bulleted lists, and chunked content for a clear and easy-to-read presentation that supports student understanding of the material.
  • Support for Complex Subjects
    Mathematical formulas are broken down and explained to give students additional support on more complex subjects.

Additional Student Development

  • Student Workbook
    The Student Workbook provides activities and practice, including opportunities to develop sketching skills to help guide them through engineering problems.

Teacher Support

  • Teacher’s Wraparound Edition
    The annotated Teacher’s Wraparound Edition and Dynamic Presentations help instructors streamline class prep and lectures.
  • Test Bank
    A Test Bank with TestGen® Assessment Software is available with premade and customizable exams to gauge students’ understanding of engineering concepts.

Take a deeper look into Introduction to Engineering’s features


Program Overview

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Interactive eText Overview

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The Bookshelf by VitalSource® eText platform features include search and navigation, bookmarking, note taking, creating personalized study tools and more. The latest enhancements to the platform even include AI generated assessment questions called Bookshelf CoachMe®.

Additional Introduction to Engineering Resources

  • Teacher’s Wraparound Edition
  • Student Workbook
  • TestGen® Test Bank and Software
  • Visual Aid PowerPoint® and Dynamic Rise Presentations
  • Teaching Tips

Teacher’s Wraparound Edition

The print Teacher’s Wraparound Edition includes the student edition page with point-of-use teaching tips, discussion questions, and lesson plans.


Student Workbook

Activities and practice including opportunities to develop sketching skills.


TestGen® Test Bank and Software

Teachers can quickly select questions and create tests that align with the textbook. With customization available, creating multiple versions for academic integrity is an easy process.


Visual Aid PowerPoint® and Dynamic Rise Presentations

Pre-made presentations correlate to the content of each chapter, so teachers can easily use them during an in-person lecture or an online class.


Teaching Tips

The downloadable Teaching Tips document includes answer keys and activities.


Frequently Asked Questions About Introduction to Engineering

  • What topics are included in the Table of Contents?

    A Scenario in the Future

    1. Engineering as a Discipline
    2. Engineering as a Profession
    3. Engineering Problem Solving and Systems
    4. The Engineering Design Process
    5. Tools for Design
    6. Engineering Graphics and Design
    7. Essential Physics Ideas
    8. Leveraging Electrical and Mechanical Ideas
    9. Computer Programming
    10. Manufacturing and Automation
    11. Basic Statistical Analyses and Experiments
    12. A Scenario in the Future Revisited

    Appendices A-D

  • What grade levels is this text appropriate for?

    Grades 9-12

  • What types of courses is this text best suited for?
    This program is designed for Introductory Engineering courses.
  • What Student Resources are available?
    Available student resources include: Student Edition, Student Workbook, and Student Edition Bookshelf by VitalSource® eText.
  • What is included in the Student Workbook?
    The Student Workbook provides activities and practice including opportunities to develop sketching skills.
  • What Teacher Resources are available?
    Available Teacher Resources include: Teacher’s Edition, TestGen® Test Bank, PowerPoint® and Dynamic Rise presentations, and downloadable Teaching Tips.
  • What are the digital license options?
    Student digital access to the Bookshelf by VitalSource® eText can be purchased for 1 or 6 years.
  • Does this text prepare students for any industry recognized certification?
    Yes. Introduction to Engineering prepares students for the Engineering Principles certification from YouScience.

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