Tertiary Catalogue

Engineering and Manufacturing


Sources of Electricity

Shedding Light on Electricity

In 'Sources of Electricity', we take a detailed look at where our electricity comes from: thermal and hydroelectric power stations, wind farms, and solar farms. We alo examine the advantages and disadvantages of these sources of electricity.

Electric Circuits

Shedding Light on Electricity

In the second episode, we examine how lights, switches, and other electrical devices are all connected either in "series" or in "parallel" with each other. How do they wire up the lights in your house so that in some rooms the light switch turns...Show More

Electric Currents

Shedding Light on Electricity

In episode three, we take a look at what electric current is (it's basically the flow of electrons through a wire) and at how electric current is measured. We then examine the different ways that electric current flows in series and parallel...Show More
Market Research

Market Research

Launching a Food Product

Market research is critical for businesses to keep pace with consumer preferences and demands. This video explains exactly what market research is, the importance of qualitative and quantitative data and the pivotal role research plays when...Show More
Emerging Food Drivers and Trends

Emerging Food Drivers and Trends

Launching a Food Product

Consumer drivers are constantly evolving and have a major impact on the development, design and commercial success of new food products. This video discusses emerging drivers such as health and wellness, environmental concerns and animal welfare....Show More
Traditional Food Drivers

Traditional Food Drivers

Launching a Food Product

Traditional food drivers have remained influential over time and continue to shape new food products. This video introduces the consumer drivers of price, quality and convenience, also discussing the role culture and ethics have to play in...Show More
Packaging for Success

Packaging for Success

Launching a Food Product

Creating effective packaging that is both aesthetic and functional is vital for the success of food products. This video explores the functions of food packaging, including regulations and sustainable, as well as the use of virtual reality...Show More
Generating Ideas and Solutions

Generating Ideas and Solutions

Launching a Food Product

The design thinking approach to developing food products allows businesses to develop strategies to make its product better or stand out. This video guides viewers through the process of finding commercial success via knowledge mapping and...Show More
Testing Solutions

Testing Solutions

Engineering Solutions

The testing, evaluation and refinement stage is an integral part of the engineering design process. This video investigates three real-world projects requiring different testing methods, uncovering why testing is crucial to achieve finished...Show More
Impactful Materials

Impactful Materials

Engineering Solutions

A critical aspect of design is the selection of materials to make a product. Physical and chemical properties, cost and availability, and social, ethical and environmental impacts of materials are all important considerations. This video explores...Show More
Designing Engineered Solutions

Designing Engineered Solutions

Engineering Solutions

Engineers can face many design challenges when undertaking a project. Identifying problems is the crucial first step in the process of designing solutions. This video looks at some unique challenges and the approaches that real-world companies...Show More
Future-Focused Structures

Future-Focused Structures

Building by Design

Engineering, construction and structural design have come a long way since humans first got here. This clip looks at modern design and construction materials, and provides glimpses of the future, as technology and our understanding of...Show More
Structures and Stress

Structures and Stress

Building by Design

Human structures must be designed to withstand a range of forces. Here, three types of forces causing stress on structures are highlighted – bending, torsion and shear. Each one is defined, and different construction techniques are examined,...Show More
Structures and Balance

Structures and Balance

Building by Design

A number of different design and structural elements are used in constructions – from the most simple to highly complex. This clip explores three common construction elements – columns, beams and cantilevers – defining each and providing...Show More
Structures and Forces

Structures and Forces

Building by Design

Over millennia, human-built structures have become bigger, more complex and quicker to build. A key to this has been understanding how forces behave. This clip looks at two types of opposing forces – tension and compression – defining them...Show More
Manufacturing

Manufacturing

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Ravin Jesuthasan gives us expert insight into how we will make and sell things in the year 2030.
Kessler Syndrome: What Happens When Satellites Collide

Kessler Syndrome: What Happens When Satellites Collide

Of all the man-made satellites in Low Earth Orbit, 95% are space junk: rocket thrusters, derelict satellites, and most of all, tiny fragments of debris from collisions and explosions. All this debris poses a potential threat to the future of...Show More
Newton's Laws of Motion

Newton's Laws of Motion

Collisions

Newton’s three laws of motion are fundamental to many aspects of physics, including collisions. This clip covers the laws, explaining each and looking at how they apply to different examples of collisions. Calculations involving force, mass,...Show More
Energy Transfers

Energy Transfers

Collisions

Understanding the relationship between different variable quantities when objects collide enables us to explain and predict their behaviour. This clip looks at quantities including work, force, distance, mass, velocity and kinetic energy. Worked...Show More
Applications of Scalar and Vector Quantities

Applications of Scalar and Vector Quantities

Collisions

Calculating scalar and vector quantities is vital to understanding collisions. Using tennis court action, this clip examines various quantities including initial and final velocity, displacement, acceleration and time. A number of clearly worked...Show More
Physics of Collisions

Physics of Collisions

Collisions

Collisions occur around us constantly. To know how objects behave when they collide, an understanding of some important concepts of physics is needed. This clip features many examples of collisions, and examines how applying Newton’s Laws of...Show More
Measuring Energy

Measuring Energy

Shedding Light on Energy

In this episode, we look at the 'joule', the unit for energy. We look at how much energy is stored in different foods by comparing apples and oranges (normally a no-no) and we discuss how much energy we need to do certain things including nothing...Show More
Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

Shedding Light on Energy

In this episode, we introduce students to the concept of efficiency, which is a measure of how much useful energy you get out of something compared to the amount of energy that you put into it. We answer a bunch of questions including: How much...Show More
Forms of Energy

Forms of Energy

Shedding Light on Energy

In Forms of Energy we introduce students to the different types of energy that affect their lives daily and describe how energy can change from one form to another. We also explore one of the most important discoveries ever made.
Newton's Second Law

Newton's Second Law

Shedding Light on Motion

In Newton's Second Law, we answer the most important question that has ever been asked: how does a magician pull a table cloth out from under a dinner set? No, seriously, we look at the simple yet powerful equation 'F=ma'. Newton's Second Law...Show More