For freshman- to senior-level design courses in Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, and Chemical Engineering.
Hyman's comprehensive, clearly written and organized, and thorough treatment of engineering design fundamentals incorporates much of the material covered in contemporary "mini" design books, which are almost exclusively devoted to design methodology. Engineering Design, however, also includes topics such as engineering economics, project planning, professional and social context of design, and optimization. New concepts are often introduced by posing a design problem, thus emphasizing a more applied approach to the course.
Barry Hyman is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Public Affairs at the University of Washington, Seattle, where he currently is Leader of the Design Faculty Group. In addition to his several decades of teaching and research on engineering design, Professor Hyman conducts research on the energy and environmental characteristics of manufacturing processes. He is Associate Editor of EnergyThe International Journal, published by Elsevier Science.
Professor Hyman is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He received the ASME Ralph Coates Roe Medal in 2000 for his outstanding contribution toward a better public understanding and appreciation of the engineer's worth to contemporary society. He previously served ASME as Vice-President for Government Relations and Vice-President for the Northwest International Region. His other awards include the ASEE Centennial Medallion for significant and lasting contributions to engineering education and the ASEE Chester F. Carlson Award for Innovation in Engineering Education. In 1995 the Puget Sound Engineers Council named him Academic Engineer of the Year.