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Aerospace Engineering Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma at Bridgwater College

Course description

Engineering holds many fantastic and exciting opportunities, in today’s world engineers work in an environment that encompasses the use of cutting edge technologies and innovative solutions, for example you could find yourself designing the next generation of supersonic aircraft. Study Aerospace Engineering and you be on the road to becoming a highly skilled engineer and will be able to work within a variety of aerospace engineering disciplines such as, product design, composites, manufacturing, electrical and electronics, communications or mechanical engineering.

The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Aerospace Engineering will give you the experience and recognised qualifications to pursue one of these career routes and will appeal to those of you who have a keen interest in Engineering.

You may want to combine this qualification with an A Level in Maths or Physics.

Course content

You will study a combination of theory, applied theory and practical subjects across a broad range of aerospace engineering subjects including:

  • Theory of Flight
  • Airframe Structures
  • Advanced Composite Materials
  • Gas Turbine Engines
  • Aircraft Mechanical Science
  • Aircraft Workshop Principles & Practice
  • Engineering Mathematics & Further Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Principles
  • Engineering Design
  • Mechanical Principles
  • Engineering Design Project

Entry requirements

Five GCSE grades A* – C, including Mathematics (Higher) at grade B or above or an appropriate Level 2 qualification with an overall Merit which includes Maths and Science is acceptable.


You will be assessed though a variety of methods including:

  • Practical assessment
  • Written coursework
  • Presentations

Future opportunities

The Level 3 Extended Diploma is equivalent to three A levels and successful completion will provide progression onto University, a wide range of possible careers and Apprenticeships including Higher Apprenticeships.

The college offer a Foundation Degree in Mechanical Engineering leading on to a BEng or MEng Mechanical Engineering Degree awarded by The University of the West of England delivered here at Bridgwater College.

Former students have progressed onto fantastic aerospace organisations which include; Rolls-Royce Aerospace, AugustaWestland and GKN.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 February 2016

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