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Engineering Level 3 Extended Diploma at Newbury College

Course description

The Extended Diploma continues on from the 90-Credit Diploma and is for anyone interested in learning about modern engineering technologies and their applications in the real world. The course will develop your knowledge, understanding and skills across a wide range of engineering subjects. Through your study you will develop an understanding of the importance and benefits of Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic engineering in our rapidly evolving world. An academic tutorial session is available 2 evenings a week between 19.00 and 20.30 hours, at no extra cost. Although course books are not mandatory, tutors will recommend text books for their subjects during induction.



The second year of the course presently comprises the following 9 units: Engineering Project, Engineering Design, Further Mechanical Principles, Principles & Applications of Thermodynamics, Principles & Applications of Analogue Electronics, Microprocessor systems & Applications and Electronic Fault-finding.

Entry requirements

Students will need to have five GCSE passes at grade C or above, preferably including Maths and English. Alternatively, students will be accepted onto the course if they have an equivalent vocational qualification at a merit grade, and Functional Skills Maths and English, preferably at Level 2. All students must have achieved, or show the ability to achieve, Maths and English to C or equivalent. Where a student has not yet fulfilled this requirement, a functional skills qualification is a mandatory part of this course.


Assessment will be predominantly assignment based with some integrated project work. The assessment process for the units is either: completing a programme of assignments; or an examination to satisfy pass, merit or distinction criteria specified within the unit syllabus. Assignments may include both knowledge and practical elements.

Future opportunities

The Extended Diploma provides the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for engineering technicians in the area of mechanical engineering. It also provides a progression route to higher education vocational qualifications such as Higher National Certificate/Diploma or a Degree in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newbury College directly.

Last updated date: 03 May 2016

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