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Engineering Diploma Level 3 at Sunderland College

Course description

This course is for people who are looking for a career in engineering or who would like to progress to studying engineering an higher education.

Course content

This course has six mandatory topics:

  • Health and safety in the engineering workplace
  • Communications for engineering technicians
  • Engineering Project
  • Mathematics for engineering technicians
  • Mechanical principles and applications
  • Electrical and electronic principles

As well as optional topics:

  • Engineering Drawing for Technicians
  • Computer Aided Drafting
  • Engineering Primary Forming Processes
  • Applications of Computer Numerical Control in Engineering
  • Engineering Secondary and Finishing Techniques

Entry requirements

You will need either a minimum of four GCSE passes at grade C or above including a ‘B’ in Mathematics. Or a BTEC at Level 2 Diploma in Engineering, at Merit Level with a Merit in Mathematics.

If you do not have a grade C GCSE in English you will have to complete either functional skills or a GCSE whichever is deemed appropriate once you have been assessed.



This course is taught with a mixture of classroom based theory and practical work when applicable.

Further information

You could progress to Higher Education to undertake an HNC/D or Degree in a range of Engineering areas.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 February 2016
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    • Our brand new 135,000 square feet City Campus opens in September 2016. A massive city centre landmark opposite Park lane Interchange and Metro Station, our City Campus is easily accessible from around the region. Housing our training restaurant, bakery, travel agency, spa and salons, CAD and CNC engineering workshops, motor vehicle and construction trades workshops as well as the very latest teaching and learning facilities, it promises to be a great place to study.

      Our courses currently at our Hylton Campus will move to City Campus in September 2016.