Engineering is not a subject studied in secondary schools and, unless students have relatives ‘in the business’, many students who undertake engineering courses are not really sure what to expect. Studying Engineering at University focuses on making the transition from school to university as painless as possible. The authors provide real life examples of how engineers go about things and give practical tips for approaching engineering study tasks such as problem-solving. This approach means that students from a wide variety of backgrounds will find helpful suggestions on all aspects of study, from preparing for tutorials to studying for exams.
Clare Rhoden is co-author of two previous (very successful) titles in this series, Studying Science and Studying Law. Clare has considerable experience in working with university students to optimise their learning and is currently Manager of Learning Programs in the University of Melbourne's Learning Skills Unit. Over the last four years Clare has run seminars with engineering students as part of the engineering faculty's student mentoring scheme.