Designing Engineers First Edition is written in short modules, where each module is built around a specific learning outcome and is cross-referenced to the other modules that should be read as pre-requisites, and could be read in tandem with or following that module.
The book begins with a brief orientation to the design process, followed by coverage of the design process in a series of short modules.
The rest of the book contains a set of modules organized in several major categories: Communication & Critical Thinking, Teamwork & Project Management, and Design for Specific Factors (e.g. environmental, human factors, intellectual property).
A resource section provides brief reference material on economics, failure and risk, probability and statistics, principles & problem solving, and estimation.