There are lots of books to read, but if you are looking for TOP BOOKS FOR ENGINEERING STUDENT. So you are in the right place. The following few books are the best to understand for Engineering students as per reviews.

  1. To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failer in Successful Design

Henry Petroski masterfully written A Book To Engineer is Human. He describes a wide variety of engineering failures. Petroski’s writer talent brings to life stories of structural disasters that captured headlines and created them against.

  1. Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values

The art of motorcycle maintenance poses some philosophical questions. Robert M. Pirsig tries to answer in his Manor, in this book. The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. With his twelve-year-old son Chris, he tours the United States on a motorcycle while talking about various philosophical problems.

If you want a thoughtful book that is more comfortable and more fun than the beautiful classical philosophical writings, you should read this book. It is an exciting and fun book that covers many of the problems that technology and human communication with technology can create.

  1. The Design of Everyday Things

The Design of Everyday Things is a good book with great examples. Written by Donald Norman It does take off some light on the troubles with design and shows problems from another aspect. It should rightfully be considered as one of the critical books regarding design in general.

  1. Engineering Fundamentals: An Introduction to Engineering

Specially designed for people who are interested in studying engineering, This is an excellent introduction written by Saeed Moaveni. It explains the fundamental principles of engineering. A decent entry on the list of great engineering books.

  1. Engineering: A Very Short Introduction

Well written and exciting, especially if you already have engineering knowledge. Most of the book was either engineering ability from the past and how they have changed our lives. Technical descriptions of past/existing engineering developments, such as the electric motor. OR reports of newer challenges facing modern engineers.


  1. Primary Machines and How They Work

This book is as simple as it gets, and I wish everything written as it is. This book will give you an understanding of simple formulas that correspond with various machines and why they are so. I just got to look up the next in the series for advanced tools. Hopefully, it is out there.

This revised edition of a visible Navy training manual leaves nothing to be desired in its presentation. Accurate in its coverage of basic theory, from the lever and inclined plane to internal combustion engines and power trains, It requires nothing more than an understanding of the most fundamental mathematics.

  1. Studying Engineering: A Road Map to a Rewarding Career

Since “Studying Engineering: A Road Map to a Rewarding Career” blast onto the market in 1995. It has become the best selling Introduction to Engineering textbook of all time. Adopted by over 300 U.S. institutions, and reaching more than 150,000 students.

The book has made a significant attack into the “sink or swims” chart of engineering education. Armed with the book as a powerful tool for “student development.” Large numbers of engineering programs have complete Introduction to Engineering courses, To improve the academic performance and retention rates of their students.

  1. Engineering and the Mind’s Eye

In Engineering and the Mind’s Eye, Eugene Ferguson offers a compelling argument. That the way we realize and educate engineers today is at odds with the way the reality of being a sound engineer.

This book should be required reading for all engineers. It reviews the art, practice, and design type courses out of the engineering schools. In the 1950s and how those schools are now correcting the situation.

  1. Engineering the ABC’s: How Engineers Shape Our World

Engineering the ABC’s: How Engineers Shape Our World is a beautiful book to develop and allow young minds. And get them interested in all forms of engineering. The overall format of the book–with its easy-to-understand. Descriptions, interesting facts, and lovely examples. Which helps children see how engineering plays an essential role in their daily lives.

Reading the book is an excellent way for parents to introduce children to engineering. As a career–something that they may never encounter on their own. Engineering the ABC’s is a highly sought-after book in my classroom. And I highly recommend this book for children of all ages.

    1. Basics of Mechanical Engineering

Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering systematically develops the concepts and principles essential for understanding engineering thermodynamics, mechanics, and strength of materials. This book meant for first-year B. Tech students of various technical universities. It will also be helpful for candidates preparing for various competitive examinations.

  1. 101 Things I Learned in Engineering School

101 Things I Learned in Engineering School uses real-world examples. To show how the engineer’s way of thinking can flash questions from the simple to the serious. Why shouldn’t soldiers march across a bridge? Why do buildings want to float, and cars want to fly?

What is the difference between thinking systemically and thinking systematically? This informative resource will appeal to students, general readers, and even experienced engineers, Who will discover within many exciting insights into familiar principles.

  1. The Existential Pleasures of Engineering (Thomas Dunne Book)

An ultimately insightful and fresh, unique text, this book corrects the myth that engineering is cold and passionless. Indeed, Florman celebrates engineering not only crucial and fundamental but also necessary and alive. He views it as a response to some of our deepest impulses and aims rich in divine and exciting rewards. Opposing the “anti-technology” stand, Florman gives readers a practical, creative, and even fun philosophy of engineering that bluster of pride in his craft.

  1. Unwritten Laws of Engineering: Revised and Updated Edition

Inventor and engineer James Skakoon have done the profession of engineering. Excellent service by delivering some inflexible codes of the engineering profession. Somewhere in this book, The naked truth mentioned – several detailed studies of on-the-job excellence have clearly and repeatedly established. That communication, interpersonal skills, etc. Play a more powerful role in excellent job performance than just being a scholar in technical details. Yet, most of the university and school priority is strictly in the latter area.

  1. The mythical man-month and other essays on software engineering

Fred Brooks described the characteristics of the first design teams and programming at IBM. From his own mistakes, He came up with snappy principles like, “If you don’t have time to do it right the first time, when will you find time to do it over?”

He identified the corruptible optimism of good intentions that truly but poorly believed, for most of the project, that the work was 90% done or that unscramble was 99% done most of the time. He urges, “Ask whenever there’s a doubt. NEVER expect anything.”

  1. Design for the Real World: Human Ecology and Social Change

The book is wonderfully alive and full of examples to instruct, charm, or horrify. A great deal of the focus of this book goes to be upon developing for third world nations. This book was for many the start on thinking about care while designing. It can be a bit sad at times, but it is the truth of the matter when developing any product.


  1. The Soul of A New Machine

This book is a non-fiction account of the development of a mini-computer in the 1980s. The book begins by describing the background, Data General, a computer company, has been recently leapfrogged by a competitor. Who put out a 32-bit minicomputer system over its 16-bit system. To keep up with its major competitor (DEC). The company begins a development project for its 32-bit minicomputer.

  1. Brunelleschi’s Dome

Brunelleschi’s Dome is about one of the most impressive projects of the Renaissance. The Dome of Florence Cathedral. In this book writer, Ross King tells both. The biography of a genius and the history of an incredible piece of engineering.

  1. Homo Faber

The novel tells the story of a middle-class UNESCO engineer called Walter Faber. Who believes in a logical, calculated world. Strange events undermine his security, An emergency landing in a Mexican desert. Against all the odds, his friend Joachim hangs himself in the Mexican jungle. And he falls in love with a woman who dies of a shock. He has a sensual affair. Finally, Faber becomes ill with stomach cancer, but it is too late for him to change his life.

    1. Why Buildings Stand Up: The Strength of Architecture

Between a nomad’s tent and the Sears Tower lies a revolution. Revolution in technology, materials, and structures. Here is a bright and warm introduction to buildings methods from ancient times to the present day. Including recent advances in science and technology. That had significant effects on the planning and construction of buildings. Which improved materials progress in biased designs. And so the radical changes in both architectural and structural design made possible by the computer.

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