BTEC Extended Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

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General information

This course will suit you if you prefer a practical approach rather than the more academic A Levels. It will give you a good grounding in maths and mechanical principles for HND and degree courses.

This is a post-GCSE course designed to give students a sound education and training in Mechanical Engineering. The course is a more practical alternative to AS/A2 levels and provides students with an enhanced introduction to HND/Degree courses in Engineering. Higher Education Institutions (Universities and Colleges) will accept the Extended Diploma as qualification for entry to a broad range of mechanical engineering courses at degree level.

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General information

This course will suit you if you prefer a practical approach rather than the more academic A Levels. It will give you a good grounding in maths and mechanical principles for HND and degree courses.

This is a post-GCSE course designed to give students a sound education and training in Mechanical Engineering. The course is a more practical alternative to AS/A2 levels and provides students with an enhanced introduction to HND/Degree courses in Engineering. Higher Education Institutions (Universities and Colleges) will accept the Extended Diploma as qualification for entry to a broad range of mechanical engineering courses at degree level.

As an alternative to continuing into Higher Education successful students will be well equipped to enter employment in the Engineering sector in design, test, maintenance and other support areas.

Course content

The course Includes:

  • Mechanical Principles and Applications
  • Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials
  • Communications
  • Computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Maths,
  • Thermodynamics & Hydraulics

Topics & modules studied • Primary Forming • Health & Safety • Mathematics & Further Mathematics • Mechanical Principles and Electrical Electronic Principles • Measurement & Inspection • Engineering Drawing • Engineering Design • Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials • Fabrication & production • Electro, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems & Devices • Computer-aided design (CAD) • Communications • Project • Programmable Logic Controllers • Thermodynamics

The course is presented in modular form.

Teaching and assessment

A strong emphasis is placed on practical work and several assignments, projects and practical units are completed throughout the two year course.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs A*-C, including maths and English, or BTEC Level 2 Diploma (Overall Merit - must include merit in maths) or equivalent.

Applicants with alternative qualifications and/or experience will be assessed at interview for their suitability for study at this level.

Additional course costs

BTEC Fee £137 * 1st year only *Subject to amendment.

Progression

Engineering Technician Degree HND/HNC.

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