1st Edition

Engineering Technologies Level 3

By Mike Tooley Copyright 2017
    242 Pages 124 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Engineering Technologies covers the mandatory units for the EAL Level 3 Diploma in Engineering and Technology:

    • Each compulsory unit is covered in detail with activities, case studies and self-test questions where relevant.
    • Review questions are provided at the end of each chapter and a sample multiple-choice examination is included at the end of the book.
    • The book has been written to ensure that it covers what learners need to know.
    • Answers to selected questions in the book, together with a wealth of supporting resources, can be found on the book’s companion website. Numerical answers are provided in the book itself.

    Written specifically for the EAL Level 3 Diploma in Engineering and Technology, this book covers the two mandatory units: Engineering and Environmental Health and Safety, and Engineering Organizational Efficiency and Improvement. 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 on to 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.

    This book is a ‘must-have’ for all learners studying for their EAL Level 3 Diploma award in Engineering and Technology.


    Revisionary mathematics

    Chapter 1 Engineering and Environmental Health and Safety

    Chapter 2 Mechanical Engineering Principles

    Chapter 3 Maintenance Engineering Principles

    Chapter 4 Fabrication and Welding Principles




    Mike Tooley has over thirty years’ experience of teaching engineering, electronics and avionics to engineers and technicians, previously as Head of the Department of Engineering, Faculty of Technology 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