Electrical and Electronic Engineering
“Electrical engineering covers the generation, distribution, application and control of electrical energy. Electrical engineers work on a huge range of things - from wind turbines to electric cars; power networks to battery design.” Tomorrow’s Engineers: From Idea to Career
Links and Resources
What is the Internet of Things (IoT) and how can it help firefighting in the future? These activities explore how design can improve the equipment that fire fighters use, improving safety for both the general public and the fire fighters themselves.
The single-lesson one-hour activity requires no previous experience of the Internet of things and comes with the introductory material to explore the topic with the class. The extended five-hour activity supports students to explore prototyping their own product, using their own research of firefighting equipment to develop Internet of Things design ideas and prototypes. The five-hour activity supports students to gain a CREST Discovery award.
This DIY Faraday Challenge asks students to work in teams to design and make a prototype Smart Beacon which will be used to communicate information to cyclists. When used, together with other Beacons, along a route, cyclists will be able to identify a safe cycling route which they can use. The Beacon must contain electronic components to allow it to communicate information to cyclists, this may be done by reacting to external conditions e.g. light or temperature and then sending a signal to the cyclists who pass it on their route.
The challenge, created by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), is designed to be delivered over a full day and the resource provides introduction videos, resources for students and support for facilitators on how to use the activity.
This video highlights a range of engineering careers in the entertainment industry that relate to electronic engineering. Engineers from across the sector explain what inspired them to become engineers and why they love their job, providing some advice on how to become an engineer.
This film, from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), supports a full set of resources which aim to engage students the technology behind communication devices. These resources can be found in the Inform and Entertain Me sub-collection.
This collection of resources looks at smart sensors, the systems that measure and support us to interpret information about ourselves and our environment. The resources look at, what smart sensors are, how they are being used today and how they can be innovative in the future.
This collection of activities from EngineeringUK centre on a poster highlighting the engineering careers involved in staging a music concert. The activities look at 4 engineering principles, electrical protection, light and colour, controlling sound levels and the mechanisms used to stage the concert.
|Subject(s)||Engineering, Design and technology|
|Tags||engineering, Design and technology, electrical engineering, electronics engineering|
|Last updated||21 December 2018|