Let’s get one thing straight, I am passionate about engineering – like really passionate, to the point that family members have been worried about how excited I get looking at the underside of a bridge
Today was the day I re-enrolled for my 2nd year at Plymouth University… I’m starting to feel scared, but excited to be learning new engineering skills that will help me be a better engineer in the future.
If you’re engineering parts for planes, trains or nuclear plants, how do you measure how well they’re working? How do you know if they’re feeling the strain in certain areas or might break? And how can you do this with objects made of metal, when it might not be obvious to the human eye?
Cars and road vehicles are responsible for almost a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK in 2012 and Steve Large hopes to make a dent in this figure working as an engineer to create electric car charging points.
Dr David James is a sports engineer and course leader for the Sports Engineering MSc at Sheffield Hallam University. Read about how he helps big sports companies, sports governing bodies and professional teams in their quest for cutting-edge sports equipment.