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Engineering Studies - What is Engineering?

Useful Websites

  • NSW HSC Online
    CSU website for HSC Engineering Studies.
  • How Stuff Works
    Working like an Internet search engine, this fascinating site allows users to locate information on: how virtually any object with moving parts works; and the meaning of commonly used terms, phrases or customs.
  • NEEDS: A digital library for Engineering Education
    Engineering students and teachers will appreciate this digital library of online learning materials. The site is a useful portal for a comprehensive collection of resources in engineering and related areas of science and mathematics.
  • USYD: Aerodynamics; aeronautics; aerospace; aircraft design; aircraft propulsion; flight mechanics; mechatronic engineering
    The University of Sydney’s School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering provides an excellent introduction to the scope of this field.
  • ARUP
    Arup is an intriguing and company that specialises in integrating sustainability with innovative building and engineering design. The magnificent Projects described here have multiple connections to TAS syllabuses and form an excellent resource for students.
  • ATSE: Views on technology strategy, development and policy
    This detailed and easily navigable site provides a forum to disseminate information by way of recent papers, workshop activities and discussion boards. The section History of technology in Australia - 1788-1988 offers valuable material for projects relating to the innovation and technological development that took place in Australia in the first two hundred years of European settlement.
  • Year 11 NSW Engineering Studies photovoltaics elective module course packs
    An extensive resource for teachers and students on photovoltaics (solar panels), the site contains a course pack which includes diagrams, notes, worksheets, and multiple choice quizzes. There are videos in MPEG-1 form and teachers’ notes. The course pack is displayed in PowerPoint and it allows students to complete self paced study.
  • How Bridges Work
    The site takes an in-depth look at the three major types of bridges: the beam bridge, the arch bridge and the suspension bridge. It clearly and engagingly shows the forces dealt with in bridge design, construction and operation.

Library Resources

These books, journals and ClickView videos ...

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Engineers - Peggy Burns
Call Number: 320.00922 BUR
Publication Date: 1997

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Extreme Engineering - Rosen Publishing Group (Created by)
Call Number: 600 EXT
Publication Date: 2007

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The Spotters Guide to Urban Engineering - Claire Barratt
Call Number: 624 BAR
ISBN: 9781742233109
Publication Date: 2011
The Spotter's Guide to Urban Engineering is an exciting guide to the technology that underpins modern life. Richly illustrated, it celebrates the wonders of science, engineering and technology in the modern world. Each chapter explores the developments and various engineering features and structures, detailing what they are, what they do, how they do it, and, most importantly, how to identify them.


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