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19 Best Engineering Books of All Time

Our goal: Find the best Engineering books according to the internet (not just one random person's opinion).

    Here's what we did:
  1. Type "best engineering books" into our search engine and study the top 5+ pages.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (It was a lot of work. But hey! That's why we're here, right?)

(Updated 2024)

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Last Updated: Monday 1 Jan, 2024

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  1. 1
    The Design of Everyday Things
  2. 2
    Engineer to Win

    Engineer to Win

    Carroll Smith

  3. 3
    The Existential Pleasures of Engineering
  4. 6
    The Mythical Man-Month
  5. 7
    The Goal
  6. 9
    The Soul of A New Machine
  7. 10
    The Art of Doing Science and Engineering
  8. 13
  9. 16
    Unwritten Laws of Engineering
  10. 18
    Machinery's Handbook
  11. 19
    Engineering and the Mind's Eye


  • How was this Engineering books list created?

    We searched for 'best Engineering books', found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Engineering books are in this list?

    There are 19 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Engineering books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Engineering books on the internet.

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