Engineering holds many fantastic and exciting opportunities. In today's world engineers work in an environment that uses cutting edge technologies and innovative solutions. You could find yourself working with the next generation of smart phones, designing robots or developing sustainable energy.
This course will grow your understanding of engineering practices and allow you test out various aspects of engineering, helping you to decide upon a specialism within the industry.
If you have a genuine interest in science and technology and how your understanding can be applied to the physical world, this course will open up a world of opportunities in Engineering.
What will I study?
Training is through a mix of theory and practice in our state-of-the-art lab spaces. You’ll study in our purpose-built ‘Innovation Lab’ using the latest technology and equipment to expand your understand of engineering, and uncover your technological specialism.
You’ll study the following core and mandatory units:
- The engineering world
- Investigating an engineered product
- Introduction to communications for engineering
- Health and safety in engineering
- Engineering materials
- Interpreting and using engineering information
- Mathematics for engineering
You’ll also be able to choose from a number optional specialist units, including:
- Engineering design
- Electronic circuit design and construction
- Fabrication techniques
- Casting techniques
- Engineering marking out
- PC software and hardware in engineering
Alongside your course you’ll study English and maths and take part in GAP work placements to develop your skills and confidence.
What can I do next?
After completing your course you may be able to move on to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering or Civil Engineering.
This course opens up a host of career opportunities.
Suitability - Who should attend?
3 GCSEs (A*-D/9-3) or successful completion of a relevant Level 1 programme.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
Qualification awarded by the course provider
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