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Trans:it Engineering - Guidance Materials for Students

The aim of these units are to assist students in making the transition from Further Education (FE) to Higher Education (HE) as a part of their career progression in engineering, and the attainment of Professional Engineer status in the future.

Contents of this section

Unit 1: You and Higher Education (Engineering)

This unit covers the meaning of the term ‘engineer’, the study of engineering in higher education, careers in engineering, women in engineering, professional bodies and registration, branches of engineering, and case studies of young engineers.

Unit 2: The Independent Engineering Student

This unit focuses particularly on sources of help and support in maths for engineering students. It offers a range of useful websites that can be visited for free and useful support with maths for engineering study.

Unit 3: Time and Project Management

This unit looks at project management in engineering, including what’s involved and tools and resources to manage and present projects. These include free and accessible online resources.

Unit 4: Managing Engineering Science

This unit highlights sources of information for underpinning science for engineering students, including searching online for resources, plus provides information on International System of Units, scales of measurement, materials an their properties, and engineering control systems.

Unit 5: Materials and their Properties

All engineers will need to know something about the properties of materials so that they can be used for manufacture, construction and containment. This unit provides an introduction to materials and their properties and provides links to appropriate websites where the student can find out more about material science.

Unit 6: Working with Other Engineering Students

This unit gives examples of project group work in higher education at two universities: Glasgow and Liverpool and illustrates the way students cooperate with each other and their tutors.

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