BTEC National Level 3, HNC and HND (Y201 onwards) - Engineering Maths - UNIT02
Engineering Mathematics, also known as Analytical Methods for Engineers / or Technicians
Covers the following unit codes;
C&G 401/439 / MCA LvI&II / H7K0 33 / H7K1 34 / 2288U / 21717P / 2314U / 2288U / D/101/9312 / F/101/1008 / F/101/1039 / A/600/0253 / A/601/1401
Mandatory Sections include;
0- Pre-requisites and Units
1.1- Mental and basic arithmetic in common use
1.2- Algebraic methods
2- Trigonometric methods/functions
4- Statistics and probability
There are no optional units for this module.
for this unit:
English- essay writing ability and speech, literacy, correct use of punctuation, verbs and adjectives, presentation skills, practical demonstrations, verbal reasoning, use of the telephone, library reference system, Harvard referencing system, organisational skills, self discipline and attendance, communication
Mathematics; geometry, algebra and trigonometry, core skills- application of number (see below).
You Should Have for Engineering Science:
Below is the list of the skills you should be confident with before starting the FE Engineering Science course:
See the value in maths: Why numeracy matters (video);
basic mensuration (units and measuring)
basic algebra (non-calculator), inc. transposition
simplifying algebraic expressions
laws of indices
expanding and factorising expressions (one term outside)
laws of indices for all rational exponents (positive, negative, fractions)
quadratic functions (non-calculator)
plotting graphs of quadratic functions
expanding and factorising quadratics (two brackets)
solving quadratic equations by factorising
solving quadratic equations using the formula
equations and inequalities (non-calculator)
solving simultaneous linear equations by elimination
solving simultaneous linear equations by substitution
solving linear inequalities
trigonometric functions (SOHCAHTOA)
sine rule (SIN)
cosine rule (COS)
use of tangent function (TAN)
using the sine rule to find missing sides and angles (SOH: Oranges Have Segments)
using the cosine rule to find missing sides and angles (CAH: Apples Have Cores)
using the tangent rule to find missing sides and angles (TOA: O.A.T. ... think Quaker Oats!)
using sine rule, cosine rule, trig ratios and pythagoras in problems
mathcentre, UK site (useful mathematics resources, common formulae sheets etc.)
Maths for ALL site - Maths from Elementry Level all the way through to pHD!
knowledge of practical physics
law of gravity
mass, acceleration/gravity and force relationships
BTEC Level 3
Higher National Engineering by Mike Tooley and Lloyd Dingle provides full coverage of the following core units of the Edexcel Foundation's new Higher National Certificate and Higher National Diploma schemes for Engineering.
Web-links; The sites listed in the table below will provide you with additional resources and support material:
Unit Code / Year
Key2 websites- Mike Tooley's Links to the my key2 websites are available below:
If at first you don't
Try, try, try again.
- proverb by William Edward Hickson, ref. Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (3rd edition). Oxford University Press. 1979. p. 251.
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