The BTEC National Engineering qualifications attract over 10,000 students per year and have long been accepted by industry as appropriate qualifications giving entrants and trainees to the engineering industry the necessary skills. The specifications are being revised for first teaching from September 2007. The second edition of Mechanical Engineering covers the most popular specialist units of the mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering and operations and maintenance pathways, which together are followed by around 4,500 students a year.
The layout and page design of the new edition have been radically improved to make this established textbook even more student-friendly. All the pedagogical features, such as key points, test your knowledge, activities, and revision questions have been retained.