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Engineering Science

For Foundation Degree and Higher National, 1st Edition

By Mike Tooley, Lloyd Dingle


552 pages

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Engineering Science will help you understand the scientific principles involved in engineering.

Focusing primarily upon core mechanical and electrical science topics, students enrolled on an Engineering Foundation degree and Higher National Engineering qualification will find this book an invaluable aid to their learning.

The subject matter covered includes sections on the mechanics of solids, dynamics, thermodynamics, electrostatics and electromagnetic principles, and AC and DC circuit theory.

Knowledge-check questions, summary sections and activities are included throughout the book, and the necessary background mathematics is applied and integrated alongside the appropriate areas of engineering being studied. The result is a clear, straightforward and easily accessible textbook that encourages independent study and covers most of the scientific principles that students are likely to meet at this level.

It is supported with a companion website at for students and lecturers:

  • Solutions to the Test your Knowledge questions in the book
  • Further guidance on essential mathematics
  • Extra chapters on vapour properties, cycles and plants
  • Downloadable SCILAB scripts that helps simplify advanced mathematical content


'The book contains a multitude of examples, with excellent diagrams' Kevin Corner, South Tyneside College

'This book provides good coverage of the Science units at HNC, supported by many worked examples along with chapter summaries and review questions.' Alun Furzer, Newport and District Group Training Association

'Good details relating to the content of the course. There are lots of good examples for students to use and at the level they understand' Michael Donnelly, Bridgend College

Table of Contents

Mathematics (Mechanical/Electrical Applications). Electrical and Electronic Principles. Digital/Microelectronics. Control Engineering. Engineering Materials. Mechanics (Statics/Dynamics). Thermodynamics/Fluids

About the Authors

Lloyd Dingle is a Chartered Engineer specialising in Aircraft Maintenance. Over the past 25 years he has held several posts in engineering training and education at various levels, previously as the Associate Dean of Technology at Brooklands College, Surrey, UK, and more recently as an engineering lecturer at Farnborough College of Technology, and Project Tutor at Kingston University.

Mike Tooley has over 30 years experience of teaching electrical principles, electronics and avionics to engineers and technicians. He was previously Head of Engineering, Dean of Faculty and Vice Principal at Brooklands College, Surrey, UK, and currently works as a consultant and freelance technical author.

Also by Mike Tooley and Lloyd Dingle:

BTEC National Engineering [include cover image]

Third Edition

ISBN 9780123822024

Aircraft Engineering Principles [include cover image]

ISBN 9780080970844

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)