Books: GCSE Engineering
Most test your knowledge questions can be answered in only a few minutes and the necessary information can be gleaned from the surrounding text. Activities, on the other hand, require a significantly greater amount of time to complete. Furthermore, they often require additional library or resource area research coupled with access to computing and other information technology resources.
Activities are the means by which students generate the portfolio evidence needed to satisfy the assessment requirements for Units 1 and 2 (note that Unit 3 is assessed by means of a written examination). As they work through this book, students should undertake a programme of activities directed and supported by a teacher or lecturer. Students are not expected to complete all of the activities in the book however teachers and lecturers are expected to ensure that those activities that an individual student undertakes will generate ample assessment evidence. Activities also make excellent vehicles for gathering the evidence that can be used to demonstrate that you are competent in core skills.
Case studies are introduced in Unit 3. Case studies deal with the following topics; Databases: The Internet and World Wide Web: Computer aided engineering: GPS receivers: Optical fribres: Polymers: Composite materials: Microprocessors: Remotely operated vehicles: Microprocessor systems: Programmable logic controllers: Compact disks.
The text, case
studies, activities and review questions are designed to
encourage students to explore engineering for themselves
through a variety of different learning experiences. The
practical process of designing and building a product offers
the chance to develop the skills of engineering drawing, basic
electronics, and workshop techniques. Case studies, research
work using the internet, and other sources introduce the wide
variety of engineering sectors and employment, from the
aerospace industry to telecommunications.
Preface; Introduction for students; Introduction for tutors; Unit 1: Design and graphical communication - The design process: Design briefs: Generating ideas: Design specifications and solutions: Engineering drawing: Engineering drawing techniques: Presenting a design solution; Unit 2: Engineered products - Specifications: Production planning: Choosing materials, parts and components: Making engineered products: Health and safety; Unit 3: Application of technology - Manufacturing and engineering sectors: New technology: Case studies: Investigating products; Answers to Test Your Knowledge questions; Index
Readership: Engineering GCSE students in FE colleges and secondary schools following the Edexcel or OCR syllabus.
ISBN: 0750656441 Paperback
Publication Date: 16 September 2002
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