of the engineering sectors, engineered products and engineering companies with
which you are probably familiar include:
pharmaceuticals, plastics, petrol etc. Companies in this
field include Fisons, Glaxo, ICI and British
Engines, bearings, agricultural
machinery, gas turbines, machine tools and the
like from companies such as RHP, GKN and
Electrical and electronic engineering
generators and motors, consumer electronic equipment
(radio, TV, audio and video) power cables,
computers etc. produced by companies such as GEC,
BICC and ICL.
bridges and flyovers, docks, factories, power
stations, dams etc, from companies like Bovis,
Wimpey and Balfour-Beatty.
and military aircraft, satellites, space vehicles, missiles
etc. from companies such as British
Aerospace, Westland and Rolls Royce.
and radio communication, data communications equipment,
etc. from companies like Nokia,
GEC, Plessey and British Telecom.
Motor vehicle engineering
commercial vehicles (lorries and vans), motorcycles, tractors and
specialized vehicles from companies such as
Rover, Vauxhall UK and McLaren.
Now take a look
at the six images shown below. For each image see if you can:
- Identify the engineering sector
- Name the engineered product
or service that is represented
- List THREE key scientific principles
that apply to the engineered product or service.