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Engineering and manufacturing past, present, and future

Find resources for the T level in engineering, to plan your engaging sessions for students.

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2.1 Sectors of the engineering industry.

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Building service
  • Chemical
  • Civil engineering
  • Defence
  • Electrical and electronic
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine
  • Petrochemical, power, generation (renewables, non-renewables, nuclear)
  • Telecommunications
  • Waste management

2.2 Significant technological advances in engineering from a historical perspective.

  • Steam engine and railways
  • Development of steelmaking
  • Electrical power and the light bulb
  • The internal combustion engine
  • Replaceable parts and mass production
  • Television and radio
  • Automated machines
  • Computer and internet

2.3 Areas of innovation and emerging trends in engineering.

  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Virtual reality (VR)
  • Augmented reality (AR)
  • Robotics
  • Autonomous systems
  • Distributed energy
  • Hybrid technologies
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • The internet of things
  • Cloud computing
  • Sustainability (product of life cycle, circular economy, exploring alternatives, renewables, waste and disposal

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