1st Edition

Engineering Technologies Level 2

By Mike Tooley Copyright 2017

    Covers the three mandatory units of the EAL Level 2 Diploma in Engineering and Technology

    • Each compulsory unit is covered in detail with activities, practice exercises and examples where relevant
    • Review questions are provided at the end of each chapter and a sample multiple-choice examination paper is included at the end of the book
    • Contains expert advice that has been written in collaboration with EAL to ensure that it covers what learners need to know
    • Answers to selected questions in the book, together with other supporting resources, can be found at the book’s companion website. Numerical answers are provided in the book itself.

    Written specifically for the EAL Level 2 Diploma in Engineering and Technology, this book covers the three mandatory units on this course: Engineering Environment Awareness, Engineering Techniques, and Engineering Principles. Within each unit, the Learning Outcomes are covered in detail and the book includes activities and test your knowledge sections to check your understanding. At the end of each chapter is a checklist to make sure you have achieved each objective before you move onto the next section. At www.key2engtech.com, you can download answers to selected questions found within the book, as well as reference material and resources to support several other EAL units. This book is a must have for all learners studying for their EAL Level 2 Diploma award in Engineering and Technology and contains all of the essential knowledge you need to complete this course.

    Preface  Unit 1 Engineering Environmental Awareness  1. Health and Safety Legislation and Regulations  2. Roles and responsibilities  3. The engineering environment  Unit 2 Engineering Techniques  4. Engineering Communication  5. Engineering Application of IT and ICT  6. Tools and Techniques  7. Measurements and marking out  Unit 3 Engineering Mathematics and Science  8. Engineering Materials  9. Materials Properties and Heat Treatment Processes  10. Numeracy  11. Engineering Science  Appendix 1: Sample Assessment  Appendix 2: Using the Casio fx-83GT Calculator  Appendix 3: Convesion Table: Inches to mm  Appendix 4: Answers to Test your Knowledge questions  Index


    Mike Tooley has over 30 years' experience of teaching engineering, electronics and avionics to engineers and technicians, previously as Head of the Department of Engineering and Vice Principal at Brooklands College. Mike currently works as a consultant and freelance technical author.

    Gary Appleton, EAL engineering assessor (non-teaching role):

    A good, clear and constructive publication, detailing the engineering mathematics and science principles that provides the learner with a good level of reference whilst engaging with a good range of tasks to verify the learning outcomes.

    Nothing negative to say, the level is aimed at level 2 with sufficient detail.

    Topics referenced that should be added as case studies even if not covered in the syllabus: lean manufacturing principles and maintenance engineering technology.

    Steve McGurk, engineering tutor/assessor at Cornwall Marine Network:

    Good use of practical examples such as Low Voltage Power Supply and "test your knowledge" activities require comprehension.

    Too much detail in some sections and incorrect figure references in text (note that the sample material is from another book and will have quite a lot of material taken out as well as the language level lowering).

    Topics referenced that should be added as case studies even if not covered in the syllabus:

    Composite Materials – Properties/Applications/Processes

    3D Printing- Types of media/Applications