A clearly written and easily accessible textbook that encourages independent study, covering all the core material required for the BTEC First Certificate and Diploma. Knowledge-check questions and activities are included throughout, along with review questions 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, qualifications, or suitable employment. For those students wishing to progress to BTEC National, this textbook covers all the vital material required as a prerequisite to NVQ Level 3.
New in this edition:
• Updated in line with the 2010 changes to the BTEC First specifications
• Includes detailed information on assessment, featuring example questions and answers
• Layout and design changes provide extra clarity
"Fits our framework and should be an asset to the lessons"
John Murray, Edinburgh's Telford College
Preface; 1. Working safely and effectively in engineering (Unit 1); 2. Interpreting and using engineering information (Unit 2); 3. Mathematics for engineering technicians (Unit 3); 4. Applied electrical and mechanical science for engineering (Unit 4); 5. Electronic devices and communications applications (Unit 7); 6. Selecting engineering materials (Unit 8); 7. Using computer aided drawing techniques in engineering (Unit 10); 8. Electronic circuit construction (Unit 19); 9. Appendices; Index