MEI has developed resources to support the teaching and learning of mathematics within engineering courses.
These resources, produced by MEI for the Royal Academy of Engineering, use realistic engineering contexts to offer opportunities to learn how mathematics may be used to solve engineering problems. The resources are suitable for supporting courses such as the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering.
Each resource includes two text documents, one of which is intended to be used only by teachers; the other is for students and contains a subset of the teacher material. These resources have been designed to take advantage of web based demonstrations and activities, and we have included material of this type as appropriate.
You can access these resources free of charge by registering for an Engineering Resources account.
These interactive resources provide visual representations of vectors that can be manipulated on-screen, so that they can be added together and the resultant seen both graphically and numerically. They have been developed in collaboration with the Engineering Department at City of Bristol College.
The resources can be run online or downloaded to your computer so that you can run them at times when you do not have access to the internet. If you wish to save and load your own examples you will need to download the resources and run them from your computer.
Forces acting at a point - resolving vectors
Forces acting on a lamina - calculating moments
We are keen to hear your views on any aspect of these engineering resources. Please contact Janice Richards if you would like to contribute in this way.
You may also find pages in other areas of our website and external websites useful:
Sample MEI engineering resource: Simple Gears and Transmission
Integral Online Resources - Engineering
RAEng Engineering Activities and Resources
Maths Careers - Careers with maths: engineering
Talent 2030 - careers in engineering and manufacturing
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) free teaching resources
Tomorrow's Engineers - schools programme to help inspire the next generation of engineers
OCR - Mathematics for Engineering Level 3 Certificate
OCR Level 3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineering: schemes of work and lesson plans
The Diploma in Engineering