A Level Manufacturing Engineering (BTEC 120 Diploma)

Course Code: MECDP
Learning Aim Code: 50072833
Full-time / Part-time: Full-time (with two additional A Levels, Private Study and Tutorial)
Duration: Two years
Campus: Paget Road campus

Is this the right course for me?

If you want to gain an in-depth knowledge of engineering principles and how these are applied in the industry, the Btec 120 credit Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering will develop your understanding of materials, mechanical principles, engineering processes, hydraulics and pneumatics.

We have a state-of-the-art modern engineering workshop equipped with a range of industry-standard equipment including millers, lathes, CNC tooling and laser cutters, as well as fabrication and welding equipment such as Tig, Mig and Arc welders and CAD suites.

Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to take part in a range of additional activities to enhance your learning such as industry visits, hearing from international speakers, taking part in fundraising events and showcasing your talents in competitions such as the prestigious WorldSkills UK competition.

Completion of this course, alongside two A Levels, will enable you to progress to university.

What will I learn?

During this course you will study:

  • Mechanical principles and applications
  • Mathematics for engineering technicians
  • Properties and applications of engineering materials
  • Computer aided drafting in engineering
  • Electro, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and devices
  • Engineering secondary and finishing techniques
  • Health and safety in the engineering workplace
  • Engineering primary forming processes
  • Engineering drawing for technicians

What skills will I gain?

By studying the course you will:

  • Gain an indepth understanding of business principles
  • Understand the importance of team work in an industry environment
  • Gain an understanding of computer systems used in the engineering industry
  • Learn about the importance and application of business improvement techniques

How will I be assessed?

Throughout the course you will be assessed through examination, observation or practical sessions, written assessments, assignments and research.

What can I do next?

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

  • Gain employment in the engineering industry in various roles such as a manufacturing engineer, maintenance engineer, product control etc
  • Progress on to Higher Education, employment or an apprenticeship

What are the Entry Requirements?

Five or more GCSEs at Grade C including English, and a Grade B in maths. In addition, you will be required to achieve the minimum ALIS score.

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