BTEC First Engineering: Core Units for BTEC Firsts in Engineering and Common Specialist Units in All Pathways

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BTEC First Engineering is a key course book covering the compulsory core units of the 2006 BTEC First Engineering schemes from Edexcel. Full coverage is given to the common core units of the Certificate / Diploma (units 1 and 2), plus the additional compulsory units for Diploma students (units 3 and 4), for all pathways. It also covers the three common specialist option units found within each pathway: Selecting Engineering Materials (unit 8), Using Computer Aided Drawing Techniques in Engineering (unit 10), and Electronic Circuit Construction and Testing (unit 19).

BTEC First Engineering students will find this a clear, straightforward and easily accessible text, which encourages independent study and covers all the core material they will be following throughout their course. Knowledge-check questions and activities are included throughout, along with review questions, innovative ‘Another View’ features, and worked mathematical examples, all of which relate to real-world engineering contexts.

Students will gain a valuable insight into various areas of engineering technology and related industries, providing a potential springboard to further training, eventual progression to qualifications within higher education, or to suitable employment. For those students wishing to progress to BTEC National, this text covers all the vital material required as a prerequisite for progression to NQF Level 3.

The book is supported with extensive online resources. At students will find:

  • a 2D CAD package that can be used to carry out the practical CAD activities described in the book

  • downloadable CAD drawing templates and Visio symbol libraries

  • an engineering materials database which can be modified and added to by students

  • spreadsheets for solving some common engineering calculations

  • additional software and an on-line quiz for unit 19.

In addition, for lecturers only, has answers to the review questions in units 3 and 4.

A Curriculum Support Pack by the same author is also available for purchase. This pack offers an essential suite of teaching resource material and photocopiable handouts for the compulsory core units of the 2006 BTEC First Engineering schemes from Edexcel. Full coverage is given to the common core units of the Certificate / Diploma (units 1 and 2), plus the additional compulsory units for Diploma students (units 3 and 4), for all pathways.

Mike Tooley is formerly Vice Principal and Head of Faculty of Engineering at Brooklands College, Surrey, and is the author of many best-selling engineering books.

• Chapter by chapter match to the compulsory core units of the new BTEC First Awards in Engineering
• Additional coverage of the common specialist units featured within all pathways of the syllabus
• Packed with features to encourage learning - knowledge-checks, activities and practice questions - and complete with additional resources available for download, for both lecturers and students

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750680608
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/16/2006
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Tooley is a technical author and consultant. He was formerly Vice Principal at Brooklands College in Surrey, England, where he was responsible for the delivery of learning to over 10,000 Further and Higher Education students increasingly by flexible, open and on-line distance learning. Mike is the well-known author of several popular engineering and related text books, including widely adopted course texts for BTEC, GCE A-level and GCSE qualifications in Engineering. Mike's hobbies include astronomy, amateur radio, aviation, computing and electronic circuit design and construction.

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Table of Contents

Working practices in engineering; Using and interpreting information; Applied electrical and mechanical science; Mathematics for engineering technicians; Selecting engineering materials; Computer aided drawing techniques; Electronic circuit construction and testing; Appendices

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