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Engineering - Level 3 Diploma at City of Oxford College

Course description

If you want a year of advanced-level study so you can pursue a career in a related field, take a look at our 90-credit Diploma in Engineering. 

You'll get a broad knowledge base in mechanics, electronics and electrical engineering so you can decide how to progress.

Course content

In the 90-credit diploma you study 9 modules from the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering, including any mandatory modules. Although the exact syllabus is to be confirmed for this programme, typical subjects include: 

health and safety
communication for engineering technicians
engineering project
maths for engineering technicians
mechanical principles and applications
electrical and electronic principles
engineering design
engineering drawing for technicians
selecting and using PLCs

The syllabus will be determined 

In addition, you study functional skills in English, maths or ICT.

Entry requirements

To apply for this course you need:

- 4 GCSEs grade A*-C or above, preferably including English language, maths and science, or National Award in a relevant subject, or First Diploma at Merit or above
- a keen interest in engineering and commitment to advanced-level study

Your offer is also subject to a successful interview.


Individual learning targets are set each term and you receive regular feedback on your progress in meeting these targets. 

Formal assessment is through assignments, projects, presentations and practical assessments, which are set at regular intervals throughout the course. The functional skills in English, maths or ICT are assessed by an external exam.

Learning activities include lectures, workshops and practical sessions. A strong emphasis is placed on working and learning with others. You are regularly set tasks to complete in partnership with other students. You also need to be able to work independently and take responsibility for your own learning.

Financial information

16 to 18 EU tuition fee : £150.00

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the course you can progress to further training in engineering or a related subject. Alternatively, you are well placed to find work in the industry. Recent students have gone straight into employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Oxford College directly.

Last updated date: 19 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: OXPDPENG


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