'What is Engineering?' PowerPoint presentation
Developed in response to requests from UK engineering companies; a presentation that explains simply what engineering is all about.
In just ten slides we cover the types of products that engineers are involved in creating and the salaries they can expect to earn. Also a simple explanation of the qualifications that may lead to engineering jobs and useful websites to find out more information about engineering careers.
This presentation is designed to be used with the 13-16 age groups and can be delivered in approximately 20 minutes (please read the 'notes for presenters' page for more information on slide 1 of the presentation).
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