Engineering is vital to everyday life; it shapes the world in which we live and its future. Engineers play key roles in meeting the needs of society in fields which include climate change, medicine, IT and transport.
In this subject we study the roles of engineers in society and the knowledge and skills those engineers need in the modern world.
Engineering contexts and challenges
Candidates develop an understanding of engineering concepts by exploring a range of engineered objects, engineering problems and solutions. This allows them to explore some existing and emerging technologies and challenges and to consider the implications relating to the environment, sustainable development and economic and social issues.
Electronics and control
Candidates explore a range of key concepts and devices used in electronic control systems, including analogue, digital and programmable systems. They develop skills in problem-solving and evaluating through simulation, practical projects and investigative tasks in a range of contexts.
Mechanisms and structures
Candidates develop an understanding of mechanisms and structures. They develop skills in problem-solving and evaluating through simulation, practical projects and investigative tasks in a range of contexts.