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Professional Engineering Programme

Course Overview
Course type

 L3 Extended Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.

Course length

2 years

Required qualifications

You’ll need 4 or more GCSEs (grade 9-4) including the minimum grade 5 in maths and a   4 in English for the Professional Engineering programme.

 

 

 

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The professional programme is a 2 year course with a blend of technical in-class study and career development combined with a 50-day work placement. You’ll need to be able to start at Level 3, commit for the full 2-year period and be prepared for professional development in a real work environment. The entry requirements are 4 or more GCSEs (grade 9-4) including the minimum grade in Maths and English (see below) for the specific professional programmes.


The course will focus on:
  • safety in engineering
  • manufacturing methods
  • mechanical science
  • mathematics
  • mechanical principles and applications
  • materials technology
  • engineering drawing and design
  • technical communications
  • engineering projects
On the course you will:
  • develop your research skills
  • advance your technical knowledge
  • design and create your own mechanical solutions
  • develop your mathematical skills
  • complete a project on a related topic of your choice

This course will focus on developing knowledge of mechanical systems, Engineering design, analysing problems, designing and implementing solutions. It also provides in-depth knowledge of Engineering materials and applications.


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Method of assessment

Assessment is through internally assessed assignments/exams.

 

 

 


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What will I be able to progress to?

Enhanced employability and knowledge covering Health and Safety (CSCS), Building information Modelling (BIM) and AutoCAD.

Careers:

Aerospace Engineering

Automotive Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programming

Process Engineering

Project Management


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