Engineering practice in a global context [electronic resource] : understanding the technical and the social / editors, Bill Williams, Polytechnic Institute of Setubal, Portugal, José Figueiredo, IST, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, James Trevelyan, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia.
Boca Raton : CRC Press, imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business 
"This book characterizes the technical and social aspects of engineering practice and to look at ways that this characterization can be important in the design of engineering courses in higher education. The principal contours of the work include the study of engineering practice and its relation to knowledge, competences and to cross-disciplinary and identity contexts. Empirical data on the practice of engineering professionals are presented from a range of companies in different national contexts, including engineering design companies and engineering innovation leaders"-- Provided by publisher.