Why Should You Take This Course?
Engineering is an ideal pathway if you have an interest in Physics, but want a much stronger practical basis than in traditional A Levels. You will learn about how electrical, electronic and mechanical systems work, apply engineering theory to real-life examples and tackle problem solving challenges.
It will provide you with opportunities to develop sound practical engineering investigation, design, construction, and testing skills which are critical to being a proficient engineer.
The diploma is designed as specialist qualification for students who have a clear view of their future career or are seeking progression to Higher Education. It is equivalent to 1 A Level and is highly valued by universities, further education colleges and employers alike.
- Materials technology and science
This unit develops your understanding of the materials used in engineering products and the scientific principles engineers use to identify which materials are the most suitable.
- Mechanical systems
The purpose of this unit is to give you a practical understanding of mechanical systems. This includes different types of mechanical systems and their typical applications, how these systems are designed, and how they and their component parts function.
- Engineering design
You will develop an understanding of the engineering design process, using industry standard tools and techniques to deliver an engineering design from start to finish.
- Production and manufacturing
The purpose of this unit is to provide you with an understanding of the range of manufacturing processes and systems relevant to the production of multiple components. You will develop a production plan, schedule the production and work as part of a team to manufacture the batch of products.
How will I be assessed?
Internal and external assessment comprising of practical work and written examinations.
What could I do next?
The qualification could lead to further study in engineering, or you could proceed into an engineering-related apprenticeship or employment. The main purpose is to allow you to develop the core specialist knowledge, understanding and skills required by the sector.
If you wish to apply for 2020-2021 academic year, please complete the online application form.