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

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Little big futures Design and Technology

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.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Engineering for Entertainment

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.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Smart Sensors

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. 

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Designing robots for small spaces

Inspired by the Born to Engineer video from Mathew Holloway, this resource uses the Crumble controller, setting students a design challenge that sees them create their own umbilical controlled buggy that can navigate small spaces. Although specific to the Crumble controller, this resource could be used as a design challenge for other robotics products (ie micro:bit, PICAXE, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, etc).

publication year
2020 to date

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Engineering Concert

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.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Overhead or underground?

Inspired by the Born to Engineer video from Faye Banks, an engineer who works on the UK electrical network, this resource supports students to increase their understanding of engineering and the design decisions that electrical engineers have to make when creating a new electrical network.

publication year
2020 to date

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A career in electronics, making sci-fi a reality

This news post discusses the future growth in UK electronics engineering jobs. The post links to career profiles, electronics careers advice and a brilliant infographic from the UK Electronics Skills Foundation.

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Electronics engineer

Cadac makes sound desks and mixing consoles for exciting shows across the UK such as The Lion King and The Rolling Stones' tours . Glenn helps to design, write software for and test the mixing desks.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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