1st Edition

T Level Engineering Technology, Manufacture and Maintenance

By Andrew Livesey Copyright 2023
    260 Pages 13 Color & 68 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    260 Pages 13 Color & 68 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    260 Pages 13 Color & 68 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    T Level Engineering is the new technical qualification standing alongside

    the Academic A Levels, for 16+ students looking to go into engineering.

    T Level Engineering covers the core elements for all the pathways of this



    Whether your sights are set on an engineering university degree, or an

    advanced apprenticeship, this book covers the essentials needed to get

    through the 2-year T Level Engineering program. Teachers and work

    placement managers will like it too as all the sections are broken down into

    bite-sized pieces – enough for a lesson or two.


    You should find T Level Engineering easy to understand and readily

    accessible, even if you have no previous engineering knowledge. The technical

    terms are explained as they are introduced, and a detailed glossary

    allows you to check out any specific terms, which is also very useful when

    writing assignments. You will keep this book handy even after your course

    has finished and it will provide a reference for a lifetime.

    Preface ix

    Abbreviations and Symbols xi

    Glossary xvi

    1 Engineering Development and Innovation 1

    2 Introduction to Workplace Health and Safety Procedures

    and Practices 9

    3 Design Processes and Practices: Engineering Drawings

    and Graphical Language 36

    4 Maintenance, Installation and Repair Practices 53

    5 Manufacturing, Processing and Control Practices 74

    6 Engineering Calculations 79

    7 Engineering Science 106

    8 Engineering Materials 125

    9 Mechanical Principles 167

    10 Electrical and Electronic Principles 177

    11 Standards Used in Engineering 193

    12 Nature and Application of Standard Operating

    Procedures 195

    13 Health and Safety – Standards, Acts, Legislation and

    Risk Analysis 199

    14 Business, Commercial and Financial Awareness 209

    15 Professional Responsibilities, Attitudes and Behaviours 219

    16 Stock and Asset Management 223

    17 Quality Assurance, Control and Improvement 226

    18 Principles and Practices of Continuous Improvement 229

    19 Project Management Principles, Techniques and

    Practices 233

    20 My Project 237

    Index 240


    Andrew Livesey is an experienced Chartered Engineer. He teaches engineering at Ashford College in Kent when not restoring classic MGs, or making electronic gadgets in his workshop. He was a member of the DfE committee responsible for developing the T Levels and is a T Level Ambassador. His Routledge publications include: Basic Motorsport Engineering (2011), Advanced Motorsport Engineering (2012), The Repair of Vehicle Bodies (2018), Practical Motorsport Engineering (2018), Bicycle Engineering and Technology (2021) and Motorcycle Engineering (2021).